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RODNEY ARTHUR ALFANO


is honored on Panel 36E, Line 64 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 7/9/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    At about 4:00 PM on February 2, 1968, several 122mm enemy rockets slammed into Khe Sanh Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, RVN. One of the projectiles struck the bunker housing the U.S. Army’s 37th Signal Battalion Tropo Unit (Tropospheric scatter microwave radio), killing the Officer in Charge, 1LT Rodney A. Alfano, and three of his men: SP5 Albert L. Betts, SP4 Leon F. Huber, and SP4 Steven L. Raney. The Marines at Khe Sanh enjoyed a special relationship with these Army Signal types as 1LT Alfano was always eager to Army rations and anything else he had with them. One of the Marines who rushed to rescue any survivors was struck by what he saw when he arrived at the demolished bunker: Alfano’s hand sticking out of the red dirt with a wedding ring on. (Note: it is an uncanny fact that all three of the lost enlisted men had Leon as their first or middle name.) [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and khesanh.org]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/18/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LT ALFANO,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MICROWAVE RADIO OPERATOR.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/22/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Rodney Arthur Alfano, Served with the 545th Signal Detachment, 362nd Signal Company, 37th Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade.
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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear 1LT Rodney Arthur Alfano, sir,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

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  • ultimate Providence College gentleman

    Posted on 11/1/11 - by Harry W Smith, M.D., PC 1965 harrysmithmd@yahoo.com
    Rod&I double dated frequently before I graduated in 1965. He was&is the most caring&sharing man in my memory. I so need to hear fm his direct family.
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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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