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  • Date of Birth:6/14/1950
  • Date of Casualty:3/11/1969
  • Home of Record:FONTANA
  • County of Record:SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:29W, 13
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM


  • Date of Birth:7/16/1945
  • Date of Casualty:3/11/1969
  • Home of Record:BLACKWELL
  • County of Record:KAY COUNTY
  • State:OK
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:29W, 14
  • Casualty Province:DINH TUONG


is honored on Panel 29W, Row 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 9/11/16 - by
    On March 11, 1969, a French 75MM pack howitzer was fired by the Viet Cong (VC) into the 174th Assault Helicopter Company area at LZ Bronco (Duc Pho Air Field) and hit the company commander's hootch and the platoon leaders' hootch. The VC fired four rounds that night: one at the maintenance officer's hootch, one at MAJ Richard A. Brown's hootch, one at the platoon leaders' hootch, and one at the flight surgeon's hootch. Three officers were hit in the CO's hootch. CAPT Charles D. Rogers, who had been in the company only two days and was going to be the XO, was killed instantly by the round. MAJ Brown was severely wounded and died of his wounds on March 17th. The outgoing XO, MAJ Schmidt, was severely wounded and evacuated. An overflight of the area after the attack discovered that the maintenance officer's hootch, the CO's hootch, the platoon leaders' hootch, and the flight surgeon's hootch all lined up in a straight line. Because of the in-line targets, the VC did not have to change deflection, only elevation, of the weapon. [Taken from]
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 1/25/15 - by
    On March 11, 1969, CAPT Charles D. Rogers was killed by enemy 75mm pack howitzer fire which was launched against the base he was at in the Quang Ngai Province (I Corps). Shells fell into the company area and hit CO's hooch where he was during the attack, receiving multiple fragmentation wounds which caused fatal injuries. [Taken from]
  • A Place in the Heart

    Posted on 6/20/14 - by Shirley Kemp
    There is a place in the heart that will never be filled - a space.
    And even during the best moments and the greatest times, we will know it more than ever.
    There is a place in the heart that will never be filled - a space
    And we will wait and wait in that space.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/11/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Charles David Rogers, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Charles David ROGERS, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice

    Posted on 9/17/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silemnt dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchnace, may therein comfort you.
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