ROYAL P ODEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 22W, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

ROYAL PRESTON ODEN

WALL NAME

ROYAL P ODEN

PANEL / LINE

22W/81

DATE OF BIRTH

02/22/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/18/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SPOKANE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Spokane County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROYAL PRESTON ODEN
POSTED ON 2.14.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Royal Oden, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Your 71st birthday is soon, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is Valentine’s Day and tomorrow is Presidents’ Day. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Royal Preston Oden, Served with the Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 11.22.2015
POSTED BY: KW

"For the Fallen"

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

.....from "For the Fallen" by Robert Laurence Binyon
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POSTED ON 7.4.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Royal Preston Oden, 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 5.27.2014
POSTED BY: Eugene E. Morse, MSgt USAF (ret)

Alway young in my memories with those black rimmed service glasses..

Roy and I attended Vietnamese Language School at DLIWC. We lived in same bldg. II believe it was him that told me after Christmas leave that his sister had a dream and warned him that he would die if he went to Vietnam. We both traveled to Vietnam via Okinawa to be assigned to the same battalion, 3/5 Lima Co on 3rd Mar 1969.. He was selected to be a S-2 Scout because he had a higher graduation grade from DLIWC. After a horrible three months, I was selected to go the China Beach for a short R&R. I borrowed $30 dollars MPC from Roy. I returned to pay him back. I went by the S-2 office to find him. They asked me if I was there to help identify his body. When they learned that we attended DLIWC together later select take his place. I remained a Scout until I left in late Jan 70. I have been to the wall many times to see and remember.
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