RODGER A VANDERGRIFF
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 89 OF THE WALL

RODGER ALAN VANDERGRIFF

WALL NAME

RODGER A VANDERGRIFF

PANEL / LINE

25W/89

DATE OF BIRTH

10/04/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

KNOXVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Knox County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RODGER ALAN VANDERGRIFF
POSTED ON 3.29.2006
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 5.31.1999
POSTED BY: Debbie Reynolds

NEVER FORGET

The family of Rodger Vandergriff is a great family,One who loved him very much.I was a friend of his sister and I will never forget the day they came to school to inform her of his death,it was a very sad day.Rodger was loved by anyone who met him.It has been more than 28 years since his death but I will never forget him.He was raised by loving parents who loved him dearly.The best tribute to Rodger is to never forget him. D.R. 1999
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