US Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas T Rodriguez, born December of 1987, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, beloved son of Anna Gessitz Rodriguez and step-father, Michael; Luis Rodriguez and step-mother, Tina; beloved brother of Anthony, Robert, Jonathan, Michael and Tiffany.
Nick graduated from Northampton High School in 2006, then worked at Willow Brook Golf Course until joining the US Marine Corps.
LCpl Rodriguez served honorably with Alpha Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He deployed to Afghanistan for a nine month tour of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, earning the rank of lance corporal.
LCpl Nicholas T Rodriguez lost his battle with PTSD, March 1, 2011, at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, San Diego, California. He was 23 years old.