Today, Representative Ina Minjarez and I presented House Resolution 47 on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, a memorial resolution honoring the life of retired U.S. Marine Master Sergeant Rodney Buentello of San Antonio who served in four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last summer, On June 8, 2016, the Buentello family was visiting Bandera City Park near the Medina River following a recent flood. A teenage woman attempted to walk across the dam spanning the swollen river, in violation of city ordinance, and was swept over the dam and into the hydraulic undertow below. A male teenager jumped in to attempt rescue, but was also caught up in the undertow. Master Sergeant Buentello entered the turbulent waters without hesitation. His efforts saved the two teenagers, but he succumbed to the swollen river that fateful day. Rodney Buentello is a true Texas hero. We are proud of his quick actions and of his many accomplishments.