Rod in Afghanistan 2011 - Wow, what a handsome man!!!  One of our favorite photos of Rod....Served our Country Well
Roderick Michael Day
  • 23 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 5, 1989
  • Place of birth:
    Naples, Italy
  • Date of passing: Jan 1, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Let the memory of Roderick be with us forever....please share your memories with us....


This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Roderick Day, 23, born on January 5, 1989 and passed away on January 1, 2013. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kyrel Brown on 1st May 2017

"Rod was and forever will be my greatest friend I will miss you bro"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Day on 5th January 2017

"Happy 28th Birthday. We are missing you so much. Your grave looks great and I appreciate you spending time with me; to let me know, you were happy, safe, and with family. 1-4-3 and miss you with ever breath I take. Please watch over your brother; he having ups and downs and needs to know your there with him. I'll be back to add more memories and photos.  Take care of yourself. Miss and 4-3!!! Mom"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Day on 5th January 2016

"HAPPY 27th  BIRTHDAY My Little One. Celebrate this day in Heaven and have a blast. Your remembered today and everyday. You are definitely missed. Know we love you."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Day on 1st January 2016

"The road to come to you seems so long and I know I am close for the tears start falling and the emotions are all over the place.  Thank you for being my son and being there for us. I know you are here because I feel you and the signs you give are more than I can handle at times.  Thank you for the lights on the candles at your grave, the butterfly outside the back door, the rainbows and the songs that come on the radio....your my life and my dream come true.  I am so thankful for the 23 years I had with you...sorry but being selfish but I wished it was 23 more years. I wanted to see you have kids - you would have made a great dad. I promise to do better this year and post your photos, create your albums and organize the items you have left for us.  Rod - I love you so much and miss you always - always.....Watch over us Little One - Watch over us......1-4-3 Mom"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Day on 1st January 2016

"The candle is lite.  1-4-3 little one"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Day on 1st January 2016

"Happy New Year Little One.... It's 2016; three years today that God  called you home. Emotions are high and it feels like yesterday, we lived this strategy. Know I am still fighting for justice and we will get there.  I still dont know how I am to feel anymore. I have the darkness inside of my heart; a darkness like nothing else I have felt. I went by your grave and re-decorated it; I know you hate flowers but I didn't know what else to do. It's cold as all get out today. This weather has gone from hot to cold with each passing day. Josh is starting college this Jan, so watch over him that he takes it seriously. He has gain weight and has let his hair grow so working on getting him back on track; he had gone through that stage of "I dont care" but he will get there. I chalk it up to being a teenager. Moms health is getting worse but she could do more for herself than she does but it's how she wants to live. I'm doing okay just taking one day at a time. I miss you so much; the tears are still flowing and flowing now. I just don't understand how someone who supposedly loved you could do this.  I just need to understand the "why" and for once get the truth.  Will be visiting you shortly. Know I love you and miss you always.  Your mom."

This tribute was added by Ryan Koch on 1st January 2014

"Thinking about you today brother. Not a day goes by that you don't flood my mind. I carry the dog tag your mom gave me with me every single day of my life.

You got me through hell and back, and always led from the front. I wouldn't be where I am today if it hadn't been for you.

I love you, brother. I'll see you at the rally point.

SPC Koch"

This tribute was added by Ryan Koch on 14th December 2013

"Coming home from Afghanistan it was Rod, Dennis Haskins, and myself. We kept hitting delay after delay due to not enough room on the flights. Whenever the three of us would go check on the flights for availability, they would see Rod was an NCO and would try to fit him on a flight in front of us. He would always refuse, saying he wasn't going unless Haskins and I were with him, too. That's the kind of leader he was. He would always put his guys in front of him and refused to leave anybody behind.

This candle is for you, brother. I think about you every day.
See you at the rally point."

This tribute was added by Jerry Day on 14th December 2013

"You two young Men will always hold a place in my heart.Though Rod's time was short .I feel like I have been part of Rod's and Josh's life since they were born.Your Mom shared so many stories and pictures with me.
May God soothe the souls to find peace within.
A salute to you Rod Micheal
Your Uncle Jerry"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Day on 14th December 2013

"The candle is lite high for you son....for it will never burn out....143 Mom"

This tribute was added by Heather Viamonte on 22nd November 2013

"Even though I knew Rod only a short period of time, it was such an honor serving with him.  Such a fun guy and such a great sense of humor.  I hope you are resting in peace Rod.  To Elizabeth and Josh, you are always in my thoughts.  I am so honored and blessed to have you as friends.  May you find some peace during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by tony milligan on 21st November 2013

"To Rod, R.I.P. brother. To Mom and Josh stay strong and I'm sorry for yall's loss."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Day on 20th November 2013

"Today, is hard - thinking of you and all the joy you brought to our family. Send your love this way and let us know, you are here!! Joshua sure needs it right now.  Always 1-4-3 Son.....Mom"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Day on 17th November 2013

"This page is Dedicated to Joshua Day; Rod's Brother....His Hero and the best part of our life.  Taken from us too soon. Our memories will keep Rod alive for every. Please, feel free to leave a tribute and we thank you for taking the time to remember Rod....."

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