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is honored on Panel 8W, Line 7 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Buddy in Nam

    Posted on 11/10/17 - by Burton A Fowler Jr
    Roger and I went through Boot Camp AIT APC &Lpc. we went to nam together &went to 1/8 cav . I was with him the day he was shot twice!Hell of a friend will remember him forever!
  • Thank You CPL Roger Dale "Bodie" Hartness

    Posted on 2/3/15 - by Retired State Senator Herb Rozell
    It is with honor that I get to somehow, in such a small way, eulogize Roger Dale "Bogie" Hartness. I was Rogers' baseball coach at Tahlequah High School, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Roger played shortstop for me and being so adept in this position, he was chosen to be the team leader during his senior year. Then, the Vietnam Conflict occurred. With Rogers' typical dedication and faithful spirit of loyalty, he bravely picked up and bore arms to defend our nation. Some soldiers returned home to their families and loved ones who I hope and pray were told "thank you" for their courage and how our country appreciated them. Roger returned home, but never heard those words" thank you." He gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom and way of life, his own life. His treasured memory will always live on, but I would like to personally say "Thank you Roger Dale "Bodie" Hartness. Thank you, young man, from all that is in me. I know our freedom didn't and doesn't come easily. It is not and never will be anything inherited. It was through your courage and bravery, along with other men and women like you, that fought and are still fighting to ensure that we, as Americans' could and can still retain our freedom and safety. Army Corporal Roger Dale "Bodie" Hartness, American Soldier, American Hero.
  • My Brother

    Posted on 2/2/15 - by Joe Bob Hartness
    I am 7 years older than Bodie but he was a beloved brother. I have noticed someone has posted he was burried in Greenleaf Cemetary, but I need to correct that. He is burried in Blue Springs Cemetary--Ckerokee County--near the old community of Gideon, Oklahoma, between Tahlequah and Peggs. He grew up there & graduated from Tahlequah High School. He is sadly missed by all of his immediate family, all of which are still alive except for our parents, and his many wonderful friends. He is in the Arms of God now and may he rest in peace.
  • My Childhood Friend

    Posted on 1/27/15 - by Trudy Brakebill
    You will always be remembered my fiend. We will always miss you.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Roger Dale Hartness, 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
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit