Paul Rodriguez served in the United States Army during the Korean War. One of his first experiences of war was seeing lifeless American soldiers. He defended the area of Kumhwa Valley on the eastern edge 0f the Iron Triangle. Paul Rodriguez quickly raised through the ranks and eventually attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He lost several friends in protecting the sovereignty of South Korea. Upon returning to the United States, he has survived cancer on two different occasions. Paul Rodriguez became a successful beet farmer. He also played an instrumental role in the creation of the Wyoming Veterans Memorial in Cody, Wyoming.