BILLY L ROGERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

BILLY LEE ROGERS

WALL NAME

BILLY L ROGERS

PANEL / LINE

15W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

06/13/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, PR&MR UNK.

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

GARY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

SN

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BILLY LEE ROGERS
POSTED ON 10.3.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SN Billy Rogers, Thank you for your service as a Seaman on the USS RANGER. You are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Agent Orange Awareness month. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Be at peace.
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POSTED ON 6.12.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 6.9.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your 73rd birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

POW-MIA...Never Forget

Semper Fortis
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POSTED ON 6.13.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 10.22.2017

Casualty at Sea

SN Billy L. Rogers was a seaman serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61). On the evening of December 1, 1969, the Ranger was steaming in the Gulf of Tonkin. SN Rogers was in the hanger bay with other sailors removing ordinance from its packaging and disposing the metal pallets overboard. At 1952 hours, while dumping a pallet over the side, Rogers somehow was caught by the structure and it pulled him over the port side of the Ranger. His yells for help were heard, however, darkness and rough seas made it difficult to locate him. During the two-hour search that followed, three helicopters and three life boats were launched in an attempt to recover Rogers, including a motor whaleboat from the destroyer USS Benner (DD-807), which recovered a flight deck helmet bearing his name. The destroyer USS Eversole (DD-789) remained on scene to conduct further searching during daylight hours. Rogers remains were not recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and info at vvmf.org]
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