Tim Delaney photo World War II veteran Tommy F. Rodriguez's basic training photo (bottom left) is next to his Veterans of Foreign Wars Certificate of Remembrance. During his service in the U.S. Army, he was awarded the Silver Star (top left, from left) for gallantry in action, the Bronze Star for heroic meritorius achievement, the World War II Victory Medal, Asian Pacific Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Rodriguez's Infantry badge is above his medals, as well as the U.S. flag that draped his coffin when he died Jan. 17, 1979.