ROGER D ROOT
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 25 OF THE WALL

ROGER DALE ROOT

WALL NAME

ROGER D ROOT

PANEL / LINE

25E/25

DATE OF BIRTH

05/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/21/1967

HOME OF RECORD

JENISON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ottawa County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROGER DALE ROOT
POSTED ON 3.19.2012
POSTED BY: Ruth Babcock

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 6.29.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Roger is buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. PH
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POSTED ON 12.24.2009
POSTED BY: Don Ferguson, Spec 3, 1st Cav

I never knew you_I can't forget you

I was a medic in Nam,

You were my first casualty.

I've never forgotten you, my friend-

I've never forgotten your family.



We were the same age, you and I. I heard you had only been married a short time, me too. I have always felt that should have been me instead of you. Rest quietly with no regrets. You are my hero!

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POSTED ON 8.21.2008
POSTED BY: Michigan Remembers Her Fallen Sons

Lest We Forget

ONE OF MICHIGAN'S FALLEN SONS
We will remember you, ROGER DALE ROOT, and the ultimate sacrifice you made. RIP
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POSTED ON 7.24.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN


FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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