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Press Release
June 26, 2007
Soldier from Klamath Falls Oregon Casualty in Iraq
 
On behalf of the family, the Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office is providing the following information: They request that no media attempt to contact them directly and desire all inquiries be directed to 1st Lieutenant Mark Major at 541-517-2215.

Army Specialist Dominic N. Rodriguez, 23, of Klamath Falls, Ore., died June 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The incident is under investigation.

He had been in Iraq since October of 2006. He enlisted in the U.S. Army believing that is was where he belonged and he wanted to defend his country.

He was born Nov. 17, 1983 in Klamath Falls, Ore, and graduated from Klamath Union High School. Rodriguez was extremely interest in sports. He was the Captain of the High School football team and then went on to play college ball at the College of the Siskiyou' in Weed, Calif. He also enjoyed wrestling, swimming and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Mc Mackin, stepchildren llusion and Austin, parents Filomeno and Patricia Rodriguez Sr and Michael and Patricia Mc Ma Mackin.

It is unknown at this time when the services will be held, but the family has stated they are not able to receive any media contact at this time.

They are requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made In Honor of Spec. Dominic Rodriquez to the Special Olympics, P.O. Box 221, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, 541-850-5257.

The family has provided the attached photograph of the soldier. Please respect their wish and direct any inquiries through Lt. Major

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
 
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