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Spec John Carl Rodgers

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Spec John Carl Rodgers

Birth
Cross Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 18 Aug 1969 (aged 19)
Vietnam
Burial Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Devotion, Site 93
Memorial ID 17395416 View Source

Sp4 John Carl Rodgers, Vietnam Veteran and native of Cross Creek, NC, resident of Lumberton, NC

Specialist Four John Carl Rodgers was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Rodgers served our country until August 18th, 1969 in Bing Long, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that John died from multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered. John was born on November 8th, 1949 in Cross Creek, North Carolina. SP4 Rodgers is on panel 19W, line 063 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

Fellow Black Horse trooper: Connected with your aunt Emma last week and she sent me pictures of you. Your Aunt Emma found my email on the wall and wrote me last week. This week she answered my request for a picture of you. I'm posting them here. It's been a long journey, 38 years now but when I see you in heaven we'll have no trouble recognizing each other. Until then, Sp4 Dick Moore of 59er Charlie, FO Track signing off. Richard Moore, [email protected]

Part of 1/11th Cav C Troop: I was just re-reading my journal from those days Aug. 15th 1969 in BINH LONG. I noted the Mortar Track was hit and everyone but Rick, your TC was hurt. I learned you died three days later. I wish I had a picture of you to post. So many young men so easily forgotten. But I haven't forgotten you my brother. I see from the wall that you were a Baptist so I will see you in a joyous reunion with Jesus. P.S. Lt Thomas called we after 38 years and told me to look at Barns and Noble Books under NAM a photo journal. Our troop is on page 403. I don't know if you are there or not but maybe your family would like to look. We are part of the history books my brother. Know you are not forgotten! Richard Moore, [email protected]

SP4 Rodgers was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: [email protected] or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com.

Carl, I was a little girl when I lived next door to you. I remember your handsome smiling face and how you always had time for us pesky kids. You are remembered with great fondness. A O'Campo

Blackhorse Trooper: Post to post, horse to horse and on to Fiddler's Green. Allons.

He was the son of Mrs June Bradshaw Rodgers of Lumberton, North Carolina.

He served as a Specialist Four with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters with "V" Device for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.


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NORTH CAROLINA / SP4 TRP C 11 ARMD CAV REGT / VIETNAM BSM & 4 OLC - 2 PH


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