JOHN DAVID ROGERS
on Dec. 10, 1946
From ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Casualty was on May 26, 1967
in QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
20E - - Line 123
Cpl. John Rogers served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th
Marines, Mike Company. He was Killed In Action during Operation UNION
II. His name stands proudly on the Mike 3/5 Wall of Honor.
Semper fi, Brother Marine. We will never forget.
day Rogers died, he was with the 60s squad when they took a mortar
round. Killed several at the same time. Rogers was my friend, even
though I was his Gunny and somewhat older than him. I used to look
for him to share a smoke and coffee. He made the best c-rat coffee
in a b-rat can. He was a great kid!
GySgt. M Co. 3/5
visited with John just days before his death. He was my locker partner
in High School. I am just happy that I was able to see him one last
time before he left us. Say a prayer for them so they know they are
remembered. Then say a prayer for us who can't forget.
husband Brad also served with M Co. 3/5, only several months later
than John Rogers. He didn't know John, but they share the same birthday.
This coming 10 December, and every year after, I will say a prayer
in my heart for this young Marine who gave his all.