Las Cruces citizen Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rodriguez will be remembered forever as a hero.
On Saturday February 8th, 2020, Sgt. Rodriguez was involved in a firefight in the eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar. 6 U.S. soldiers were wounded, and 2 U.S. soldiers were killed; Sgt. 1st Class Javier J. Gutierrez and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rodriguez.
Las Cruces honors Sgt. Antonio Rodriguez as a hero for both our community and our country. Rodriguez was deployed for the defense of his country ten times; in the 75th Ranger Regiment as well as the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group.
Thank you for your service, Sgt. Antonio Rodriguez. The people of Las Cruces will regard you as an incredible man, and will honor your legacy always.