In his six tours with the armed forces, Juan Rodriguez Chavez showed his fighting spirit when the moment mattered the most.
Former Gunnery Sgt. Rodriguez-Chavez has always been blessed with determination, and that determination was proven in the field of battle. In 2009, his platoon was ambushed. Four times during the attack, Rodriguez-Chavez put himself in harm’s way to save his brothers-in-arms. Through his relentless determination, bold initiative, and selfless dedication to duty, Gunnery Sergeant Rodriguez-Chavez has always exemplified a fighting spirit.