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

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RODNEY ARTHUR ALFANO
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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POSTED ON 8.18.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LT ALFANO,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MICROWAVE RADIO OPERATOR.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.22.2016
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.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear 1LT Rodney Arthur Alfano, sir,

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

Curt Carter

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