Jesus Rodriguez (80) was born in Los Angeles, CA. He was going to school before he enlisted in 1949. He arrived in Pusan in July 1950 and then was stationed in Okinawa in the 29th RCT, attached to the 24th Division as a corporal. He participated in the Battle of the Notch, Chinju, Defense of Pusan, Natong Perimeter, Invasion of North Korea, CCF Counteroffensive in North Korea, and Operation Ripper. For his commitments, he received a Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, and Korean Service Medal w/B2 3 SV stars.