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

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROYAL PRESTON ODEN
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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POSTED ON 6.18.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.

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POSTED ON 1.5.2012

PFC Royal P. Oden's gravesite

PFC Oden is interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA.
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POSTED ON 10.25.2011
POSTED BY: Scott Oden

Little brother remembers

Royal Preston Oden was my older brother. When he joined up with the Kit Carson Scouts my family had no idea the Scouts were taking 85-90 per cent casualties, few ever came back unscathed. Looking back, he had little chance to survive that war. Strange how I miss him now more than ever. I see Royal in the face of my oldest son who bears a striking resemblane to him and carries his name. The resemblance is unnerving at times, never letting me forget him, nor would I ever want to. I have not gotten over his death. If anything I am worse off now over it since at 58 years of age I know all the good things in life he never got to experience. I love you Roy, now and forever, and forever, and forever, and ...
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