ROGER V BURKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 127 OF THE WALL

ROGER VINCENT PAUL BURKE

WALL NAME

ROGER V BURKE

PANEL / LINE

14E/127

DATE OF BIRTH

05/25/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/06/1967

HOME OF RECORD

GEORGETOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fairfield County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROGER VINCENT PAUL BURKE
POSTED ON 6.2.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Roger Vincent Paul Burke, Served with the 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 1.18.2021

Final Mission of CPL Roger V. P. Burke

On the morning of February 6, 1967, a seventeen-man reconnaissance team from 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division was deployed near Hill 200, eight miles south of Que Son Airfield in Quang Tin Province, RVN, to establish an observation post (OP). The mission was to determine the extent of Viet Cong (VC) activity at selected points in their area of responsibility and conduct area surveillance and reconnaissance in support of the First Marine Division. After insertion by helicopter, the patrol moved to the top of a hill where they located two booby-trapped M26 grenades. A Marine UH-1E helicopter flew over their position and reported VC were sighted coming up the north side of the hill. At 10:30 AM, a squad on the move to prepare an OP hit a mine. The explosion killed three Marines: PFC James A. Angermiller, CPL Roger V. P. Burke, and CPL William E. Franklin Jr. died after suffering blast and fragmentation injuries. The casualties were evacuated, and the platoon moved to another location and set up an OP. At 12:30 PM the following day, they heard voices from an estimated thirty VC coming toward their position. The enemy made contact, throwing grenades and firing small arms. The patrol returned fire and called in three artillery fire missions on the enemy positions. A UH-1 gunship also provided support, strafing the enemy positions. The VC broke contact fifteen minutes later. Results of the engagement were eight VC killed (probable) and one Marine dead with six wounded. The lost Marine was rifleman LCPL Kenneth L. Deavers Jr. The patrol was extracted after the action. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Command Chronology, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion (Rein), Chu Lai, February 1967]
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POSTED ON 10.16.2017
POSTED BY: Carol

Roger burikes twin brother

Brian was his twin........
He served in the army.
He was 2 miles or so away.......requested to escort brothers body ?? home, to their mother. Request denied ?????. They were her only children.
Brian suicided 30 years later after a torrent life.
R I P brothers.
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POSTED ON 8.17.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Roger Burke,
Thank you for your service as an Administration Chief. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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