Daniel Rodriguez gets prestigious award
|Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:43 AM- -|
Former Clemson wide receiver
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Rodriguez was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze star medal for his heroics at the Battle of Kamdesh.
"Twenty-two of us were injured and eight of us were killed," Rodriguez said at the award ceremony to the audience and the Hartford Courant . "It was an 18-hour firefight. We were surrounded by all sides. I threw about 52 hand grenades, shot every rifle I had, we were killing at point-blank range, air support came in from all directions."
— Daniel Rodriguez (@DanielRod_83) January 16, 2015