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CMOHS.org - Sergeant First Class RODELA, JOSE, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

RODELA, JOSE

Rank: Sergeant First Class
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3312
Division:
Born: June 15, 1937, Corpus Christi, TX
Departed: No
Entered Service At: Corpus Christi, TX
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 03/18/2014
Accredited To:
Place / Date: September 1, 1969
 
 


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Citation

Rodela is being recognized for his valorous actions on Sept. 1, 1969, while serving as the company commander in Phuoc Long Province, Vietnam. Rodela commanded his company throughout 18 hours of continuous contact when his battalion was attacked and taking heavy casualties. Throughout the battle, in spite of his wounds, Rodela repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to attend to the fallen and eliminate an enemy rocket position.