NAV HOSP PHILA 1965Posted on 11/9/14 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgBill worked on the same ward as I did at the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. I think volunteered for the Marines the same time I did in 1965. He wasn't with my FMF Class in Camp LeJeune. I think he went later. Bill was a great Corpsman on the ward. Hard worker, always willing to help with patient care duties. We had a Lieutenant Commander ward head nurse; I don't remember her name - who always yelled "ROHAN!!!" when she needed him or wanted something clarified. She was a terrible nurse but I can't remember her name. One of the great nurses was LT Patricia Ludwig whom I saw again after serving in Vietnam. Lost track of her after that. Bill just did what he had to do and never got upset with her. He was just a peaceful guy and loved being in the Navy. After I left for FMF School I heard he volunteered for the Marines. Never heard anymore about him until I saw his name on The Wall along with Gale "Stormy" Felver, also KIA Vietnam. Rest in Peace, Bill. I will never forget you. 'Doc" Lou BeckMORE
Semper Fi, Doc.Posted on 9/16/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, VietnamSemper Fi, Doc. Thank you for your devotion to our Country and to your Marines.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 9/16/13 - by Curt CarterDear HM3 William James Rohan, sirMORE
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
We RememberPosted on 9/17/11 - by Robert Sage email@example.comWilliam is buried at Lauderdale Memorial Park, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County,FL.
Thank YouPosted on 5/28/09 - by Guilbert Rohan firstname.lastname@example.orgI would like to thank all that have thought of my brother through this Memorial and wish you all peace and happiness in your life. I am younger than Bill and through his death I did not have to serve in the Armed Forces.I would like to thank you for thinking of and remembering the fallen Soldier through our History. As it has been said, ALL GAVE SOME AND SOME GAVE ALL.MORE
A PicturePosted on 6/7/04 - by Mike Sowle email@example.com MORE
Thank you DocPosted on 6/18/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you William James Rohan, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contributions, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Mate, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you Doc Rohan, for a job well done!
FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
"I'm the One Called Doc..."Posted on 10/20/99 - by John Bruneel firstname.lastname@example.org
Rest in Peace "Doc"
John Bruneel, HMCM USN (Ret)
"I'm the One Called "Doc…"
I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you thing of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and you life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".
Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
"Permission to reprint granted
by the author/copyright owner".
(Permission for poem & graphic)
YOU ARE MISSED!Posted on 3/3/99 - by Tim Quirk email@example.comBill Rohan only had one career choice, being in the U.S. Navy.MORE
A group of us worked together at the McDonald's restaurant in Racine, WI and Bill was always a happy-go-lucky guy.
Other than the Navy, Bill's other love in life was motorcyceles. He rode his NORTON to work & school even in the winters of Wisconsin. The only thing that stopped him was the snow.
I remember towing Bill's motorcycle with my car to get it started on very cold winter nights when we got out of work about midnight.
Bill's life came to an end when he was made a MEDIC and attached to the Marine Corps.
Bill will always be remembered by those who knew him.
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 www.buildthecenter.org.