Ruben Rodriguez

 

 

Age: 32

 

Summary: U.S. Navy sailor who had recently been on an eight-month combat deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which delayed its return home to fight in America's war on terrorism after the carrier had been on its way to homeport in Norfolk, Virginia in October 2001 when the crew got orders to instead head to the Arabian Sea for the United States' bombing campaign in launching some of the earliest airstrikes against Afghanistan's Taliban regime and the al-Qaeda terrorist network hiding in the country.

 

 

Cause of Death: Airplane accident

 

Born: 1969

 

Died: November 12, 2001

 

Location: Queens, New York