RODNEY A ALFANO
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HONORED ON PANEL 36E, LINE 64 OF THE WALL

RODNEY ARTHUR ALFANO

WALL NAME

RODNEY A ALFANO

PANEL / LINE

36E/64

DATE OF BIRTH

09/20/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MALDEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RODNEY ARTHUR ALFANO
POSTED ON 4.3.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never die....
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POSTED ON 5.22.2020
POSTED BY: wayne growitz

Never to be forgoten

Strong polite soft spoken pillar of strength and loved the Marines. God Bless the beautiful human . Lost but not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 9.20.2019
POSTED BY: Pieter Ketelaar MD

Fellow Trackman

We were members of the Providence College track team in the 1960s. This was a terrible loss for Providence College and our country. May he RIP.
Pieter Ketelaar MD PC ‘65
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POSTED ON 9.20.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Rodney Arthur Alfano, Served with the 545th Signal Detachment, 362nd Signal Company, 37th Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 7.9.2018

Ground Casualty

At about 4:00 PM on February 2, 1968, several 122mm enemy rockets slammed into Khe Sanh Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, RVN. One of the projectiles struck the bunker housing the U.S. Army’s 37th Signal Battalion Tropo Unit (Tropospheric scatter microwave radio), killing the Officer in Charge, 1LT Rodney A. Alfano, and three of his men: SP5 Albert L. Betts, SP4 Leon F. Huber, and SP4 Steven L. Raney. The Marines at Khe Sanh enjoyed a special relationship with these Army Signal types as 1LT Alfano was always eager to Army rations and anything else he had with them. One of the Marines who rushed to rescue any survivors was struck by what he saw when he arrived at the demolished bunker: Alfano’s hand sticking out of the red dirt with a wedding ring on. (Note: it is an uncanny fact that all three of the lost enlisted men had Leon as their first or middle name.) [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and khesanh.org]
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