The Cello Sings Harmony, PFC Arturo E Rodriguez


Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices,

and the Cello Sings Harmony….

Rest in Peace


PFC Arturo E Rodriguez, 19, of Bellflower, CA, died March 12 in Patika Province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was of the 2d Bn, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne



To see where Patika Province is, and what its casualty rate is, visit and support, Operation Enduring Freedom

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Kenny Solomon
March 16, 2011 7:52 am

Patriot Guard Riders Standing for those who stood for us. Lord, we ask your blessing today as we gather to pay our respects to another American serviceman/woman/hero. It is our duty and our honor to gather together to honor this fellow American. Give strength to his/her family in their time of grief. Keep watch over our troops deployed through out the world and also here at home, as well as their families. The price of freedom is a cost borne by few for the benefit of many. Too often, we take for granted the freedoms that we enjoy, and it… Read more »

March 16, 2011 11:58 am

There’s a widow in sleepy Chester Who weeps for her only son; There’s a grave on the Pabeng River, A grave that the Burmans shun, And there’s Subadar Prag Tewarri Who tells how the work was done. A Snider squibbed in the jungle, Somebody laughed and fled, And the men of the First Shikaris Picked up their Subaltern dead, With a big blue mark in his forehead And the back blown out of his head. Subadar Prag Tewarri, Jemadar Hira Lal, Took command of the party, Twenty rifles in all, Marched them down to the river As the day was… Read more »

March 16, 2011 5:35 pm

Nessa, with your permission, we’ll add this poem to all our later pieces. StG