NORMAN L ROGGOW
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HONORED ON PANEL 27E, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

NORMAN LEE ROGGOW

WALL NAME

NORMAN L ROGGOW

PANEL / LINE

27E/75

DATE OF BIRTH

08/25/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/08/1967

HOME OF RECORD

AURELIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cherokee County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LTJG

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NORMAN LEE ROGGOW
POSTED ON 10.15.2017

Final Mission of LTJG Norman L. Roggow

On October 8, 1967, a Grumman E-1B Tracer (#148132) from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing 11 (VAW-111) flight left Chu Lai Air Base heading for Da Nang, then for the USS Oriskany. Closing in on mountainous terrain in bad weather, the pilot was instructed to turn right, which was acknowledged. That was the last transmission heard from the aircraft. Search crews found the wreckage of the Tracer about ten miles northwest of Da Nang, on the side of Monkey Mountain. The remains of the crew were recovered and identified June 12, 2007. The lost crew included pilot LTJG Andrew G. Zissu, co-pilot LTJG Norman L. Roggow, crewmembers ATC Roland R. Pineau and LTJG Donald F. Wolfe, passenger JO3 Raul A. Guerra. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and from the book “U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft Damaged or Destroyed During the Vietnam War” by Douglas E. Campbell]
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POSTED ON 10.2.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTJG Norman Lee Roggow, 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 7.18.2011
POSTED BY: Marva Hansen

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POSTED ON 6.8.2011

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POSTED ON 10.5.2008
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

NAVY CREW MISSING IN ACTION FROM VIETNAM WAR IS IDENTIFIED AND RETURNED TO FAMILY


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1253-07

26 October 2007

NAVY CREW MISSING IN ACTION FROM VIETNAM WAR IS IDENTIFIED AND RETURNED TO FAMILY

The Department of Defense POW / Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of five U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been accounted-for and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

They are -
Lieutenant j.g. NORMAN LEE ROGGOW, of Aurelia, Iowa
Lieutenant j.g. DONALD FINDLING WOLFE, of Hardin, Montana
Lieutenant j.g. ANDREW GILBERT ZISSU, of Bronx, New York
Chief Petty Officer ROLAND ROBERT PINEAU, of Berkley, Michigan
and also onboard was one journalist passenger
Petty Officer 3rd Class RAUL ANTONIO GUERRA, of Los Angeles, California
all United States Navy.

Pineau was buried on 8 October in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.

The dates and locations of the funerals for the other servicemen are being set by their families.

On 8 October 1967, Zissu and Roggow were the pilots of an E-1B Tracer en route from Chu Lai Air Base, Vietnam, back to the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY.

Also on board were Wolfe, Pineau and Guerra.

Radar contact with the aircraft was lost approximately 10 miles northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam.

Adverse weather hampered immediate search efforts, but three days later, a search helicopter spotted the wreckage of the aircraft on the face of a steep mountain in Da Nang Province.

The location, terrain and hostile forces in the area precluded a ground recovery.

In 1993 and 1994, human remains were repatriated to the United States by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (S.R.V.) with information that linked the remains to unassociated losses in the same geographical area as this incident.

Between 1993 and 2004, U.S / S.R.V. teams, all led by the Joint POW / MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), investigated the incident more than 15 times in Da Nang city and Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Between 2004 and 2005, the joint teams surveyed and excavated the crash site where they recovered human remains and crew-related items.

During the excavation in 2005, the on-site team learned that human remains may have been removed previously from the site.

S.R.V. officials concluded that two Vietnamese citizens found and collected remains at the crash site, and possibly buried them near their residence in Hoi Mit village in Thua Thein-Hue Province.

In 2006, another joint U.S. / S.R.V. team excavated the suspected burial site in Hoi Mit village, but found no additional remains.

In 2007, more remains associated with this incident were repatriated to the United States by S.R.V. officials.

Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from JPAC and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory also used mitochondrial DNA and dental comparisons in the identification of the remains.



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