ROLLAND K FRY
VIEW ALL PHOTOS (3)
HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

ROLLAND KEITH FRY

WALL NAME

ROLLAND K FRY

PANEL / LINE

26W/99

DATE OF BIRTH

02/25/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/02/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HUTCHINSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Reno County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

Book a time
Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROLLAND KEITH FRY
POSTED ON 6.20.2011
POSTED BY: Bob and Brenda Dobek

Photo

.
read more read less
POSTED ON 3.26.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Rolland is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchison, Reno County,KS. SS BSM-OLC PH
read more read less
POSTED ON 10.23.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR TO THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER


SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS

ROLLAND KEITH FRY


COMPANY A

3d BATTALION

187th INFANTRY REGIMENT

" RAKKASANS "

101st AIRBORNE DIVISION

" THE SCREAMING EAGLES "


CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

THE SILVER STAR


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Rolland Keith Fry, Specialist Fourth Class, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a rifleman in Company A, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry, in the A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam, on 2 May 1969. At approximately 1400 hours, Company A, was moving along the side of Fire Support Base Airborne when the lead platoon's movement was checked by a heavy barrage of automatic weapons, rocket propelled grenade, and small arms fire. Specialist Fry was at the very front position, moving toward the well-placed enemy fortifications. With complete disregard for his own safety, he laid down a heavy volume of fire with his M-16 rifle, providing cover for the other members of his platoon. At this time, a rocket propelled grenade exploded near his position, seriously wounding him. Refusing medical aid, Specialist Fry continued retaliatory fire until another rocket propelled grenade exploded near his position, mortally wounding him. His courageous action contributed highly to the success of the mission and to the defeat of the enemy force. Specialist Fry's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



read more read less
POSTED ON 3.9.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
read more read less
POSTED ON 5.2.2004
POSTED BY: Lindsey Wagner

Thanks

Hi, my name is Lindsey Wagner and I am doing a Gridley High School posting project. This project is to post rememebrances for the people that do not have them. I just want to say thanks for all the people that fought in this war.
Thanks
Lindsey Wagner
read more read less