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 5.3.2006
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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POSTED ON 2.23.2004
POSTED BY: Ashley Kiefer

You will always be a hero

Dear Ronald,
Through a posting project at Gridley High School, I have the opportunity to give credit where it is due. Going to war, and fighting for your country shows a lot about your character. It shows that you were dedicated and devoted to your country. You gave up all your possessions and family to fight for your country. I would like you to know that all Americans are grateful for your service to this country. You will never be forgotten.

God Bless,
Ashley Kiefer
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