RONALD R REXROAD
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HONORED ON PANEL 47E, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

RONALD REUEL REXROAD

WALL NAME

RONALD R REXROAD

PANEL / LINE

47E/58

DATE OF BIRTH

03/13/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

RANKIN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Vermilion County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD REUEL REXROAD
POSTED ON 8.14.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Maj. Ronald Rexroad, Thank you for your service as a Pilot. You are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is another hot summer 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 5.26.2020
POSTED BY: Dwayne Rexroad

Son of Maj. Ronald R. Rexroad

I only have a few memories of my father as I had only turned 4 yrs. old two days prior to him being shot down. I can only wish that he could have been a part of my life growing up, but as many say ... He will never be forgotten. I can only thank him in spirit as we all can do to all the brave men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice. I sometimes try to imagine what my life and my mother and brothers lives would be like with him here but that was not God's plan. I myself am now in my 50s my mother is still alive she has never remarried as Ronald R. Rexroad was her one and only. One very vague remembrance that I have as a child was near the base my dad was stationed at out in a cornfield flying a box kite with my father and his brother my uncle Charles rexroad now deceased only other memory I have was Christmas time a present was in the yard there were tracks from a sled and they had told all of us boys that packages fell off Santa sleigh for us. Don't really have any other remembrances so I guess I'll leave it there wished I remembered way more but that's it.
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POSTED ON 5.16.2016
POSTED BY: Susanne Peters

Family / Friends of Maj. Rexroad

Someone e-mailed me a few months ago who was a relative of his wife. PLEASE e-mail me again; I cannot find the original message.

I would love to contact her; I've worn Maj. Rexroad's MIA bracelet and I would like to have one placed in a shadow box along with a couple of other items to give to her to tell her, "He is STILL never forgotten."

My mother used to volunteer for Paralyzed Veterans of America and I saw many young men come home broken...in more ways than just their bodies. I never forgot seeing them, and when I bought the MIA bracelet with Maj. Rexroad's name on it, I looked specifically for an IL soldier and was lucky enough to find a pilot. (something I wanted to become, but my asthma and eyesigiht kept me out of the armed forces).

It would mean a great deal to meet members of his family; whomever would be the most honored to receive this tribute to him...I would love to include a photo of him as well, so I can create a duplicate shadow box for my home as well.

ALSO - why, please, is there a memorial for him in Florida? Does anyone know if there is anything in his hometown of Rankin, IL? I do plan to take a drive down there, but it would be more meaningful of a journey to find something there dedicated to him.

THANK YOU everyone for keeping Maj. Rexroad in your thoughts and for connecting his family and friends when you can.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2015
POSTED BY: Susanne Peters

Mrs. Rexroad?

Is his wife still alive, does anyone know?
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POSTED ON 5.25.2015
POSTED BY: Bruce W. Bean, Col., USAFR

Rex

I have an uncertain recollection that he flew the F-101 or the RF 101.
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