J. CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUES
Branch of service: Marine Corps
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High school: Downey High, Class of 2006
Specialty: Radio operator
Currently serving in: Afghanistan
Family: Wife, Anabel of Modesto; parents, Jim Rodrigues of Ceres and Debbie Rodrigues of Turlock.
Of note: Rodrigues recently was awarded the Bronze Star for saving a child's life in Afghanistan. He serves with the 7th Marines Embedded Training Team based at Forward Operating Base Dwyer, Helmand province.
The Bee invites local families to submit information and a photo of their relative serving in the Middle East. Send to:
The Modesto Bee
P.O. Box 5256
Modesto, CA 95352
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