CHARLES D ROGERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

CHARLES DAVID ROGERS

WALL NAME

CHARLES D ROGERS

PANEL / LINE

29W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

03/25/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/11/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MONROE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Union County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES DAVID ROGERS
POSTED ON 5.28.2017
POSTED BY: William Bridger

My Childhood Hero

David was a close family friend; so close we called him a cousin. As a young child, my father wasn't part of our lives. David came by our house often before his last tour in Vietnam, a substitute big brother for my Scout events or just throwing the football around. He was my hero and promised to return and teach me new football skills. He never made it back, but is with me every day. What a man and role model. I will always miss him!
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POSTED ON 9.11.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

On March 11, 1969, a French 75MM pack howitzer was fired by the Viet Cong (VC) into the 174th Assault Helicopter Company area at LZ Bronco (Duc Pho Air Field) and hit the company commander's hootch and the platoon leaders' hootch. The VC fired four rounds that night: one at the maintenance officer's hootch, one at MAJ Richard A. Brown's hootch, one at the platoon leaders' hootch, and one at the flight surgeon's hootch. Three officers were hit in the CO's hootch. CAPT Charles D. Rogers, who had been in the company only two days and was going to be the XO, was killed instantly by the round. MAJ Brown was severely wounded and died of his wounds on March 17th. The outgoing XO, MAJ Schmidt, was severely wounded and evacuated. An overflight of the area after the attack discovered that the maintenance officer's hootch, the CO's hootch, the platoon leaders' hootch, and the flight surgeon's hootch all lined up in a straight line. Because of the in-line targets, the VC did not have to change deflection, only elevation, of the weapon. [Taken from 174ahc.org]
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POSTED ON 1.25.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

On March 11, 1969, CAPT Charles D. Rogers was killed by enemy 75mm pack howitzer fire which was launched against the base he was at in the Quang Ngai Province (I Corps). Shells fell into the company area and hit CO's hooch where he was during the attack, receiving multiple fragmentation wounds which caused fatal injuries. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 6.20.2014
POSTED BY: Shirley Kemp

A Place in the Heart

There is a place in the heart that will never be filled - a space.
And even during the best moments and the greatest times, we will know it more than ever.
There is a place in the heart that will never be filled - a space
And we will wait and wait in that space.
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POSTED ON 3.11.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Charles David Rogers, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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