CPL Roy C. McEwen, USMC
Parris Island, SC
1st Recruit Training Battalion
8 April - 18 June 1963
SSGT M.C. Dennison - Senior Drill Instructor
SGT C.L. Bryant - Junior Drill Instructor
CPL R.W. Knight - Junior Drill Instructor
CPL Roy C. McEwen was the only member
of Platoon 123 to be KIA in Viet Nam.
Semper Fidelis, Marine!
You are still my older brother and I laugh to think how old you would be!
I know that you are aware that the rest of the family has already passed; and as usual; I am the last one ready ;-)
The world is still fighting wars and new heroes are being made every day. Did we learn anything from Viet Nam? Well, it looks as though we here in America have learned to value our soldiers. We honor and care for them much better than when you were in the Corps.
When I go up to Fort Fairfield and stand amongst my family I do not think of the grown man who was a Marine. I think of the young boy called "Peanut" and his laugher.
See you in a while, Clare
Remembering an American Hero
Dear CPL Roy Clifford McEwen, 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