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Capt William Francis “Billy” Rogers

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Capt William Francis “Billy” Rogers

  • Birth 11 Mar 1944 Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 12 May 1968 Vietnam
  • Burial Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot Rogers
  • Memorial ID 17732602

Capt William Francis Rogers, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Asheville, North Carolina.

Captain William Francis Rogers was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Reserve, CPT Rogers served our country until May 12th, 1968 in Bing Long, South Vietnam. He was 24 years old and was married. It was reported that William died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine while defending Fire Support Base Pike-VI, Southwest of Tan Son Nhut Air Base. His body was recovered. William was born on March 11th, 1944 in Asheville, North Carolina. CPT Rogers is on panel 59E, line 012 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 4 years.

He was a 1962 Graduate of Lee Edward High School in Asheville and attended North Carolina state University in Raleigh.

1LT Rogers was killed in action while serving with Battery B, 6th Battalion, 77th Artillery, 25th Infantry Division. Photo Courtesy of Randy Dunham

On a number of occasions I have tried to contact Captain Roger's family and relate my acquaintance, but have been unsuccessful. If any of his family reads this and would like to here my story of this good man, I would love to talk to you. I had and still have the highest regard for this man who gave his all for the preservation of our freedoms. Roger M Cook

My husband, Jerry Bradford, was in Vietnam with B Battery 6th Battalion, 77th Artillery. He often told of an Army Captain that caught a shell in the armhole of his flack jacket on May 12, 1968 (Mother's Day) during heavy fire and heavy casualties. The blast blew Jerry backward. The Army Captain was down. Jerry helped carry the Captain into a bunker then went back to the battle. Susan Bradford

I haven't forgotten you Billy. All the laughs, skipping school, and the times you spent coming over the house in H.S. Mommy & Daddy are gone now, but they both were upset when God needed you more. I know you all are looking down waiting for me so we all can be together again. I visited the wall July 16, 2004 but the east wall was shut down. I'll be back to see you. I will never forget you, we were good high school buddies. I know you had a daughter & some family. I wish they would contact me. Eddie Motley

Hello to all. My name is Stephanie, and I am the only child, daughter of William Francis Rogers. I am so very proud of my father and would love to talk with anyone who served with him in Vietnam. I would love to know more about the man, the soldier, the husband, the father, the friend, that I never had the opportunity to know myself. To all who knew my father. Thank you for your friendship to him, your thoughts of him, your ongoing love for my father. I would love to hear from anyone who would like to share with me details about my father as he was known by you. I can be contacted at the above e-mail address, and I will respond as soon as possible. Thank you again, Stephanie Rogers Graham

He is the son of Mr and Mrs Elbert Cline Rogers, Father of Stephanie Rogers.

He Served with Bravo Battery, 6th Battalion, 77th Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning".

He was awarded The Army Commendation Medal and One Oak Leaf Cluster, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.





  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 28 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17732602
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William Francis “Billy” Rogers (11 Mar 1944–12 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17732602, citing Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .