ROY R LA PISH
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HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

ROY ROBERT LA PISH

WALL NAME

ROY R LA PISH

PANEL / LINE

16E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

04/17/1918

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/04/1967

HOME OF RECORD

POTTSTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROY ROBERT LA PISH
POSTED ON 2.12.2024

Ground Casualty

SFC Roy R. La Pish was a maintenance supervisor serving with the 628th Maintenance Support Company, 62nd Maintenance Battalion, 45th General Support Group, Army Support Command Qui Nhon, 1st Logistical Command, U.S. Army Republic of Vietnam. The 45th General Support Group arrived in Vietnam on November 26, 1966, and subsequently airlifted to Pleiku, RVN, the following day where they immediately began construction on a cantonment for its subordinate units. La Pish came in-country on November 28th, and the 62nd Maintenance Battalion arrived at Pleiku on January 7, 1967. The battalion was assigned the mission of maintenance support for non-divisional units in the Pleiku area. The 628th Maintenance Support Company moved into its depot area with La Pish and other maintenance personnel billeted in tents in the cantonment area while waiting upon the completion of construction there. On March 4, 1967, La Pish died at Pleiku where it was reported he took his own life. He was 48 years old. A twenty-year veteran of the U.S. Army, La Pish had served in GEN George S. Patton’s 3rd Army in the European Theater where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal for heroism and a Purple Heart for wounds sustained during combat. He also served in Korea, then returned to Germany to serve with the occupational forces for three years before volunteering for duty in Vietnam. La Pish left a wife and two children. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, “Lessons Learned, HQ, Pleiku Sub Area Command (1967)” at archive.com, and “Pottstown Soldier Killed In Viet Nam.” Pottstwon Mercury (Pottstown, PA), March 7, 1967]
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POSTED ON 4.11.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 3.11.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SFC Roy La Pish, Thank you for your service with the 628th Maintenance Support Company. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.30.2014
POSTED BY: Cpl Edgar Starbird U S Army 1956-1959

A dedicated Soldier

Sgt First Class, Roy La Pish served WW 2 in the "Battle of the Bulge" and was trapped in a Tank for three freezing days before being rescued, I knew him at Aberdeen Proving Ground,MD, after he had served in the Korean conflict and then to Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SFC Roy Robert La Pish, 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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