20200222 Rod Hero WOD

CrossFit North Reston – CrossFit


“Rod” Hero WOD (Time)


6 Rounds for Time:

20 Cal Row

15 Burpee Box Jumps (24″/20″)

10 Thrusters (135/95)

5 Chest to Bar Pull Ups

32 yard prowler push (135/95)

Partner A will complete the 20 Cal Row while Partner B completes the 15 Burpee Box Jumps. Once both movements are complete, partners will split the rest of the movements in the round. When the next round begins, Partner B will row while Partner A completes the burpee box jumps.
Antonio Rey Rodriguez, “Rod,” was killed in action from wounds sustained during combat operations” in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan n February 8, 2020. The 28-year-old from Las Cruces, New Mexico was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The Department of Defense indicated that he received the rank of Sgt. 1st Class as a posthumous promotion.

SFC Rodriguez began his career at Fort Benning, GA where he attended One Station Unit Training as an Infantryman followed by Airborne School. SFC Rodriguez was assigned to Delta Company 3rd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment after completion of the Regimental Assessment and Selection Program. Rod deployed multiple times as a team member assigned to Delta Company and in the Battalion Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company. In 2017, Rod transitioned to the Regimental Military Intelligence Battalion (RMIB) where he attended advanced individual training (AIT) to become a Cryptologic Linguist. After leaving the RMIB Rod was assigned to 3rd Battalion 7th Special Forces Group Military Intelligence Detachment.

During his service to our country, SFC Rodriguez earned, the Bronze Star Medal-2, Joint Service Commendation Medal-1, and Expert and Combat Infantryman Badge. SFC Rodriguez posthumously earned the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), and Meritorious Service Medal.

Rod enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and his two Italian Mastiff’s and French Bulldog. He also adored visits with his Mother, Guadalupe, and brother, Christopher. Rod spent most of his free time in the kitchen, he loved to cook gourmet meals for his friends and loved ones. When not cooking Rod and his wife, Ronaleen, would spend their time in the gym working out with each other and their friends. Rod enjoyed powerlifting and endurance workouts.

SFC Rodriguez is survived by his wife Ronaleen, parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez-Jaram

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