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Sp4 Rodney George Drake

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Sp4 Rodney George Drake

Birth
Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
Death
12 Jan 1967 (aged 21)
Vietnam
Burial
Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
116261676 View Source

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Clare, IL
Date of birth: 01/25/1945

MILITARY DATA:
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 55837089
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: 01
Unit: B TROOP, 1ST SQUADRON, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 08/19/1966
Incident Date: 01/12/1967
Casualty Date: 01/12/1967
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Province not reported, South Vietnam

ON THE WALL: Panel 14E Line 14

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PARENTS: MR & MRS CLARENCE G DRAKE

PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY CHRONICLE (DeKalb, Illinois) 19 Jan 1967

Sp. 4 Rodney G. Drake, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Drake of rural Clare was killed in an accident in Vietnam Jan. 12, 1967.

He was born at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital Jan. 25, 1945.

He attended Sycamore High School and graduated in 1964. He worked as a farmer after graduating.

He entered the service Oct. 21, 1965, from Local Board No. 118 in DeKalb.

Survivors include his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Hall, Mrs. Ernest (Doris) Sloniker and Mrs. Wiley (Nancy) Cockfield, all of Sycamore; five brothers, Albert, Eugene, Richard, David of rural Clare and Pvt. Gerald Drake, who is home on leave from Ft. Belvoir, Va.

He was preceded by a brother, Harold, and his grandparents.

Final services will be conducted at Coultrip Funeral Home with Chaplain Col. William A. Reed officiating, Friday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the local funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9.

The military services and honor guard are from Fifth Army Headquarters.

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Clare, IL
Date of birth: 01/25/1945

MILITARY DATA:
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 55837089
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: 01
Unit: B TROOP, 1ST SQUADRON, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 08/19/1966
Incident Date: 01/12/1967
Casualty Date: 01/12/1967
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Province not reported, South Vietnam

ON THE WALL: Panel 14E Line 14

www.11thcavnam.com

PARENTS: MR & MRS CLARENCE G DRAKE

PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY CHRONICLE (DeKalb, Illinois) 19 Jan 1967

Sp. 4 Rodney G. Drake, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Drake of rural Clare was killed in an accident in Vietnam Jan. 12, 1967.

He was born at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital Jan. 25, 1945.

He attended Sycamore High School and graduated in 1964. He worked as a farmer after graduating.

He entered the service Oct. 21, 1965, from Local Board No. 118 in DeKalb.

Survivors include his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Hall, Mrs. Ernest (Doris) Sloniker and Mrs. Wiley (Nancy) Cockfield, all of Sycamore; five brothers, Albert, Eugene, Richard, David of rural Clare and Pvt. Gerald Drake, who is home on leave from Ft. Belvoir, Va.

He was preceded by a brother, Harold, and his grandparents.

Final services will be conducted at Coultrip Funeral Home with Chaplain Col. William A. Reed officiating, Friday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the local funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9.

The military services and honor guard are from Fifth Army Headquarters.


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