ROGER L ELKINS
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 48 OF THE WALL

ROGER LYNN ELKINS

WALL NAME

ROGER L ELKINS

PANEL / LINE

32W/48

DATE OF BIRTH

02/03/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/17/1969

HOME OF RECORD

FT GIBSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Muskogee County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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POSTED ON 6.26.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow marines. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 2.3.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Roger Lynn Elkins, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Roger Elkins,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Roger Lynn Elkins, 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
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POSTED ON 2.17.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Silver Star Citation (Full)

Silver Star

Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Roger L. Elkins (MCSN: 2387144), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company G, Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 17 February 1969, Private First Class Elkins was on a platoon-sized patrol twenty-five miles southeast of the Vandegrift Combat Base when the Marines came under intense fire from a well-concealed hostile force. Reacting instantly, Private First Class Elkins rapidly assessed the situation and quickly informed his squad leader as to the disposition of the enemy. Requesting permission to deploy his fire team to neutralize the hostile position, he was fearlessly maneuvering his men toward their objective when he was seriously wounded by enemy fire. Steadfastly ignoring his painful injuries, he continued to direct his men in their aggressive efforts until he was mortally wounded by hostile fire. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, bold leadership and unwavering devotion to duty, Private First Class Elkins upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: 17-Feb-69

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company G

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 9th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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