RODGER P LANTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

RODGER PAUL LANTER

WALL NAME

RODGER P LANTER

PANEL / LINE

26W/47

DATE OF BIRTH

08/26/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/25/1969

HOME OF RECORD

DECATUR

COUNTY OF RECORD

Macon County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR RODGER PAUL LANTER
POSTED ON 4.11.2020

Ground Casualty

PFC Rodger P. Lanter served with D Company, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. PFC Lanter’s military occupation specialty labeled him a “Pioneer,” a soldier employed to perform engineering and construction tasks. On April 25, 1969, PFC Lanter died in Binh Duong Province, RVN, where it was reported he took his own life. He was 19 years old. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 3.10.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Rodger Lanter, Thank you for your service as a Pioneer. 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 4.15.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Rodger Paul Lanter, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.9.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Rodger is buried at Macon County Memorial Park in Decatur, IL.
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POSTED ON 2.21.2006
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
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