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is honored on Panel 7E, Line 21 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Semper Fi Corporal.

    Posted on 5/3/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 5/1/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear CPL Bernard James Rodzen, 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 9/23/12 - by Robert Sage

    Bernard is buried at St Joseph's Cemetery, Warren,OH. PH-GS

  • Thank you Marine

    Posted on 3/18/03 - by Donald Lytle
    As a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"

    As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE, MARINE"

    As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"

    And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"

    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you CPL Rodzen for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!


  • My Mother remembers you

    Posted on 1/10/03 - by Dennis Thomas
    My Mom told me about you when I was very young. You two were engaged to be married when you were killed. She married my Father who was a Vietnam Marine just like you. He was one of the lucky ones that came back. We will always remember you.

    Dennis Thomas and Michele (Kobrzycki) Thomas


The Wall of Faces

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