Saturday, July 16, 2016

PVT Alberto Garcia Rodriguez

courtesy of Woose
PVT Alberto Garcia Rodriguez was born 17 Oct 1919 in Carlsbad, Texas. We know very little about his family but at some point he moved to the vicinity of Porterville, California and worked in the fields picking fruit.

Alberto was drafted in Jun 1942. Sent to England he was assigned as a rifleman to G Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for the amphibious landing planned as part of the invasion of occupied France. He took part in that attack on 6 Jun 1944 and continued to fight with the unit until killed in action in the fight for Saint-Lo on 16 Jul 1944.

PVT Rodriguez now rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.

Notes: Alberto's brother Frank (probably Francisco Garcia Rodriguez) was living in San Angelo, Texas when he authorized Alberto's permanent interment in France. Frank is the only relative we know to have survived Alberto.

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