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is honored on Panel 12E, Line 130 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of MAJ John M. Roper

    Posted on 2/14/16 - by
    Prior to his service in Vietnam, MAJ John M. Roper was an aeronautical engineer in 1964-65 at Kelly AFB in the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Service Engineering Division, supporting F-102, F-106, B-58 and T-29/C-131 aircraft. He arrived in Vietnam on July 15, 1966, assigned to the 602nd Fighter Squadron, 14th Air Commando, 7th Air Force. On November 29, 1966, he was on a mission in Laos when his A-1E Skyraider was hit by ground fire near Ban Pa Ka, in Xiangkhoang Province. MAJ Roper was able to keep his damaged aircraft airborne for over 70 miles as he headed west before crashing near Ban Nam Tia, Laos. He was fatally injured in the crash. His remains were recovered. [Taken from and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major John Morton Roper, 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 12/9/12 - by Robert Sage

    John is buried at Ft Sam Houston Nat Cem, San Antonio,TX.BR

  • Forever Remembered

    Posted on 11/19/09

    Having grown up in the same city and being about the same age as John I can relate to how hard it must have been on his family and friends. So many other young americans like John will forever be remembered for the heroic sacrifice they have made for their country. I have the upmost respect for those who fought in Vietnam, and I have always wanted to join the air force. Thankyou John for your sacrifice

  • If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. John Morton ROPER, USAF...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!

    Posted on 6/10/06
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent 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, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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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.

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