RONALD E ROGERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

RONALD EDWIN ROGERS

WALL NAME

RONALD E ROGERS

PANEL / LINE

9W/5

DATE OF BIRTH

06/11/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/03/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HUNTINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Huntington County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD EDWIN ROGERS
POSTED ON 11.11.2018
POSTED BY: Bill Downes

Comrade and friend

Ron , In my prayers at Mass today I remembered you and all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. It was an honor for me to serve with you as an artillery forward observer with the First Battalion , Fifth Marines ( infantry). When I arrived at the infantry battalion on Christmas Eve 1969 you greeted me warmly. In the months to follow I would come to learn so much from you. You were respected by all who served with you and I did my utmost to follow your good example. Your ready laugh and easy manner belied your intensity and devotion to duty. In everything you did you led by example. Your friends were happy to see you return to the artillery battery ( Fox Battery , 2nd Battalion , 11th Marines ) because we all thought it would be a relatively safe place for you to finish your last few months of service in Vietnam. I visited the battery a few weeks before you left us and you joked about having hot meals and a mattress. You talked about your plans to return to Indiana. Your life held so much promise. The infantry battalion received a radio message on June 3 , 1970 that you had been killed. I saw grown men cry that night. Years later I visited the Wall for the first time. When I found your name etched in stone I cried again. Eventually I would become a federal judge and in official visits to Washington I would visit you and others at the Wall. Sometimes I brought judicial colleagues with me. I introduced my friends to you and told them what a magnificent Marine you were. On this centennial of the end of WW I I wanted to write to you to again express my admiration for the life you lived. I pray that I and all your comrades will be found worthy to be called your brothers. Semper Fidelis , Bill Downes , Captain , USMC
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POSTED ON 11.5.2016
POSTED BY: Michael Brennan

Lt. Ron Rogers

Ron was a classmate @ TBS and later @ Ft. Sill and then Naval Gunfire Course in Coronado, CA.

We went into country together in late September of 1969.

Ron was killed by a malfunctioning Claymore mine while inspecting the lines of his artillery battery.

A former enlisted Marine. A fine officer. Missed and remembered.
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POSTED ON 6.3.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Lt.

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POSTED ON 6.3.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear 1LT Ronald Edwin 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.



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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir



Curt Carter


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POSTED ON 6.19.2012
POSTED BY: Edwin F. Rogers

Remembrance

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