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ROGER LEE CARPENTER


is honored on Panel 49E, Line 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • WE remember

    Posted on 9/28/09 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Roger is buried at K of P in Junior, WV.
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 4/14/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB, 66-67
    Roger, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.
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  • Insanity

    Posted on 4/10/01 - by Dan Cook, B Troop 3/4 cav.
    I was with Roger when he was killed. I knew him only a few weeks. He was the driver of our armored personnel carrier, and though he had arrived a few months before me he had the air of an experienced veteran. He was friendly and very willing to show me the ropes. He talked a lot about his wife back home.
    On easter morning we were involved in an intense fire fight. When the track commander was wounded, Roger did not hesitate to take his place in the cupola behind the .50 caliber machine gun. Moments later he was instantly killed by a bullet to the head. A future lost, and a family devastated by the insanity of war.



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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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