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  • Wall Name:RODNEY G DRAKE
  • Date of Birth:1/25/1945
  • Date of Casualty:1/12/1967
  • Home of Record:CLARE
  • County of Record:DEKALB COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:14E, 14
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN


  • Date of Birth:1/11/1947
  • Date of Casualty:1/12/1967
  • Home of Record:FT PAYNE
  • County of Record:DEKALB COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:14E, 15
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


is honored on Panel 14E, Row 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Never Will Forget

    Posted on 11/9/15 - by
    Semper Fi
    To a real friend I will never forget. You will always be my childhood hero.
    Rest in Peace Dear Friend
    Your Old Neighborhood Buddy
    Glen Marckel USMC
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 1/12/15 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Carey Wayne Ellenberger, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/7/10 - by robert Sage
    Carey is buried at Mount Hope Cem, Berne, IN. His military stone says 7 Mar,1 MAR DIV. PH
  • Thank you PFC Carey Wayne Ellenberger

    Posted on 1/12/04 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Carey Wayne Ellenberger, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you PFC Carey Wayne Ellenberger, for a job well done!


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