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is honored on Panel 19E, Line 127 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Crazy Marine and gone too soon

    Posted on 7/13/18 - by Thomas J. Burke
    I was with Norm after boot camp. On Norm's first liberty, he got and was ordered to display his new tattoo.
    It was the Marine Corps bull dog tattoo on the cheek of his behind. Crazy cool Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/5/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Norman Roger Hocker, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • I will always remember

    Posted on 5/29/16 - by John R. Hocker
    Roger, I visited your grave Memorial weekend 2016, to honor and remember
    you as I placed an American flag and flower. I remember in high school, you always seemed to be good in all sports, afraid of nothing. I was in 10th grade
    when you graduated from high school. I looked up to you. May you rest in
    peace with God Almighty. John R. Hocker
  • Always remembered.

    Posted on 8/18/15
    Never are you forgotten and still missed to this day.
  • Goodby CPL. Hocker

    Posted on 8/17/15 - by John G. Hocker, Jr (SMSGT USAF RET.)
    The following letter appeared in the Monte Vista, CO newspaper in July, 1987.
    GOODBY CPL Hocker: Yesterday I stood alone on a hill just outside Angle Fire, NM & remembered. I remembered the 1st time I ever saw him, a rather stockily built young man with some personal problems which brought us together with Harvey Sullivan, Byron Syring and some others. I remembered the solution of those problems and the involvement in athletics which gave him some direction
    I remembered how proud we all were when he brought home the State Championship for 185 lbs.. in wrestling.But most of all I remembered the loss we felt on 15 May 1967, the day he died in Vietnam. Cpl. Roger Hocker, USMC. Let us not forget him or those like him who dies in the service of this, our country
    How were we to know he was never coming home again. Signed: Wiley M. Kelly
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