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is honored on Panel 18W, Line 73 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My school friend

    Posted on 9/7/17 - by Charlie Carey
    I went to high school with Roger in 1959 in Springfield Vermont and also with Susan Jones. Him and I spent time together just playing as young men do. His parents were awesome and Roger always wanted to fly. I do not remember how many times ( when I went to the V Memorial) that my Mom made me bring back rubbings of his name. He was a fine person/friend and there is not a day that goes by that I do not think of him. May God rest his soul until we meet again Roger. His words to me on the Graduation 1959 are so sincere. Thanks Roger
  • Final Mission of CAPT Roger H. Stearns

    Posted on 11/20/14 - by
    CAPT Roger D. Helwig and CAPT Roger H. Stearns are both listed as pilots by the Department of Defense. They comprised the aircrew of an F-4D fighter/bomber sent on a combat mission over Laos on September 11, 1969. During the mission, the aircraft was shot down about 5 miles southeast of Sepone in Savannakhet Province. This location is about 10 miles west of the Vietnam border a few miles south of the Demilitarized Zone. It is on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The fates of Helwig and Stearns are not known, but circumstances surrounding the crash of the aircraft indicated to the Air Force that both died in the crash, and that the enemy probably knew their fate. On May 22, 1990, the Vietnamese, having denied knowledge of Helwig and Stearns for many years, "discovered" and returned to U.S. control the remains of Roger H. Stearns. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/14/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Roger Horace Stearns, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/20/13 - by Robert Sage
    Roger is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. PH
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Roger Horace STEARNS, USAF...who died for our country!!!!!!

    Posted on 6/3/11 - by
    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 againn 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

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