WILLIAM R ROGNE
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 98 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ROBERT ROGNE

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R ROGNE

PANEL / LINE

13W/98

DATE OF BIRTH

09/18/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FALLON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Churchill County

STATE

NV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ROBERT ROGNE
POSTED ON 9.25.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from Herbert Rickards is touching and reflects his admiration and respect for you. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 10.6.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp5 William Rogne, Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified UH-1 Helicopter Repairer. 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 3.10.2020
POSTED BY: Karen Rogne Capron

50 Years....

Can’t believe it has been 59 years.. We miss you everyday ...
Love you so much...
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POSTED ON 9.21.2019

Final Mission of SP5 William R. Rogne

On March 8, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-15540) from the 155th Assault Helicopter Company was the lead aircraft in a group of four helicopters carrying an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Special Forces team during an insertion operation. The mission began at Ban Me Thuot and was headed to Duc Lap when thick, foggy conditions were encountered. Visibility was very poor, and the flight had to follow a narrow road cut out of the trees while flying under clouds at about 50 feet off the ground. They were flying fast (between 50–70 knots airspeed) to avoid hostile groundfire. The third helicopter was communicating with the lead flight when they suddenly stopped responding. The three other aircraft continued and completed the flight. While returning to base, they found the crashed helicopter after visualizing a column of smoke rising from the jungle. A medivac was sent to the scene where a single ARVN survivor was found. He reportedly told U.S. Army officials that they either got too high in the fog, or the helicopter lowered to the ground, causing the pilot to bank right, then left, then hit a tree. The lost U.S. crew included aircraft commander 1LT Jacob L. Kinser, pilot WO1 David K. Erenstoft, crew chief SP5 William R. Rogne, and gunner SP4 Wim Goeree. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and the book “Secret Green Beret Commandos in Cambodia: A Memorial History of MACV-SOG's in Cambodia” by Fred S. Lindsey]
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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 William Robert Rogne, 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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