ORVILLE C ROGERS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

ORVILLE CURTIS ROGERS JR

WALL NAME

ORVILLE C ROGERS JR

PANEL / LINE

6W/69

DATE OF BIRTH

06/12/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/18/1970

HOME OF RECORD

DALLAS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dallas County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ORVILLE CURTIS ROGERS JR
POSTED ON 10.5.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Orville Rogers, Thank you for your service as an HMH Helicopter Pilot. 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. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.21.2017

Final Mission of 1LT Orville C. Rogers Jr.

On November 18, 1970, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D (tail number 154837) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM-263) was tasked with an extraction mission of Marine reconnaissance teams in the Que Son Mountains, 7 miles southeast of An Hoa Air Field in Quang Nam Province, RVN. There were three teams in the field that required removal after a medic had broken a leg in a creek bed and two other Marines suffered from high fevers. The weather hampered the operation due to heavy cloud cover. Escorted by UH-1 gunships, the CH-46 descended into the clouds and successfully extracted the first two teams. It later returned to extract the third team by SPIE rigging. As the aircraft pulled away in the foggy conditions from the pick-up zone with the third team dangling beneath, it impacted into a mountain. There were no survivors. The lost crew included aircraft commander 1LT Orville C. Rogers Jr., pilot 1LT James E. Stolz, crew chief SGT Robert A. Donnell, and gunners LCPL Richard R. Buttry and CPL Enver Bajin. The lost passengers/recon team members were HM2 Russell G. Daniels, LCPL David V. Delozier, 1LT Cleveland R. Harvey, LCPL Gary D. Hudson, LTC William G. Leftwich Jr., CPL Randall P. Manela, LCPL Charles A. Pope Jr., CPL John F. Stockman, LCPL Robert E. Tucker, and CPL Fernando Villasana. [Taken from popasmoke.com and vhpa.org; image from popasmoke.com]
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POSTED ON 11.18.2016
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis, Lt. Thank you for your skill and courage.
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POSTED ON 5.14.2016
POSTED BY: Curtis Hoffman

Friend From Woodrow Wilson High School


I was in the band with Orville Curtis Rogers in high school in Dallas. He was a first lieutenant when he died trying to save seven fellow Marines. Who would have ever thought that he would give his life for our country in Vietnam, and that I, myself, would be there four years before he got there and would be one of the lucky ones who came back?

I did not know Curtis well, but he played coronet, and I played clarinet. All of the guys in the band had to be in the ROTC until our senior year so you would be in the marching band. We all loved marching at the Woodrow Wilson High School football games.

I am proud of what he became and what he did and grateful that I knew him. When you can put a person to a name on the memorial, you really get the full impact of the lives lost.


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POSTED ON 5.14.2016
POSTED BY: Curtis Hoff,am

Friend From Woodrow Wilson High School


I was in the band with Orville Curtis Rogers in high school in Dallas. He was a first lieutenant when he died trying to save seven fellow Marines. Who would have ever thought that he would give his life for our country in Vietnam, and that I, myself, would be there four years before he got there and would be one of the lucky ones who came back?

I did not know Curtis well, but he played coronet, and I played clarinet. All of the guys in the band had to be in the ROTC until our senior year so you would be in the marching band. We all loved marching at the Woodrow Wilson High School football games.

I am proud of what he became and what he did and grateful that I knew him. When you can put a person to a name on the memorial, you really get the full impact of the lives lost.


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