ROCKY Y HIROKAWA
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

ROCKY YUKIO HIROKAWA

WALL NAME

ROCKY Y HIROKAWA

PANEL / LINE

13W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

05/06/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

GARDENA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR ROCKY YUKIO HIROKAWA
POSTED ON 3.8.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Medal Award for Valor

Sergeant Rocky Yukio Hirokawa was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his exemplary gallantry in action. He
was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Merit for his sustained meritorious service. He served as an Infantryman and was assigned to C CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV.
See http://www.coffeltdatabase.org/detreq2.php
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POSTED ON 6.14.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Rocky Hirokawa, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Today is the Army's birthday - happy birthday. Today is Flag Day. There is no better way to respect the flag than to honor you all. Watch over the USA, it still needs your strength. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Rocky Yukio Hirokawa, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.15.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Rocky is buried at Green Hills Cemetery, San Pedro,CA. BSM-2OLC AM ARCOM PH
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POSTED ON 11.7.2005
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 heros 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 heros 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
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