MARCELINO CRUZ-RODRIGUEZ passed away at home on Sunday, October 12, 2008 after losing his battle with his sickness at the age of 76. He left behind 9 children and 15 grandchildren, all who loved him. He spent his last days surrounded by his family. In September, 2008, he was honored by the DC National Guard for serving his country during the Korean War. He was proud to have served and he was proud of the men who served with him. On November 10, 2008 he was interned at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia with full military honors.Submitted by his son, Carlos M. Cruz.