RONALD G TROGDON
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 22 OF THE WALL

RONALD GALE TROGDON

WALL NAME

RONALD G TROGDON

PANEL / LINE

22E/22

DATE OF BIRTH

07/25/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/19/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ASHEBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Randolph County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD GALE TROGDON
POSTED ON 6.19.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Ronald Gale Trogdon, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 3.31.2015
POSTED BY: Jacob Yow

Hometown Hero

Ron,

I was a kid when I would run through the living room where you're family displayed your service portrait and medals. Even though I did not understand what you endured at the time, I have grown to see the tremendous sacrifice you made far away from Croomcrest Rd. in Asheboro.

I remember snapping turtles in the creek in front of your parent's house. Maybe you could have helped us catch one, or driven us around in the golf cart.

I have visited your name on the memorial wall in Washington DC and want you to know you made your family, city, and country proud.

Thank you Ron
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POSTED ON 11.21.2012

Final Mission of SP4 Ronald G. Trogdon

The VHPA believes this was the 15th Med aircraft involved in the following action: The award narrative for CAPT Fred D. McKellar states he was AC of a medical evacuation helicopter supporting combat operations near Bong Son. As the aircraft was about to land, it received intense automatic weapons fire, wounding CAPT McKellar, the pilot (CAPT Kurt Kuhns) and the crew chief (SP4 Trogden). CAPT Kuhns had to take control of the Huey because CAPT McKellar's arm was shattered and he was bleeding profusely. CAPT Kuhns had only been in country two weeks at this time. CAPT McKellar directed treatment of SP4 Trogden and told CAPT Kuhns where to fly. The aircraft had received over 30 hits. A few hours after they landed, SP4 Trogden died of injuries. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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POSTED ON 6.20.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ron is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro, NC. DFC BSM PH
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POSTED ON 6.3.2010

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