Memorial Day…a reminder to each of us.
My cousin…a Marine was lost in Vietnam. It took years to recover his body. Thankfully, they recovered his body & were able to bring him back to American soil for a proper burial. I still remember the day of his funeral…it’s something that I will never forget.
- Knowing Roger was lost in Vietnam
- Knowing they recovered his body
- Wearing his MIA bracelet until
- His funeral
- The Marines playing TAPS
- The 21 gun salute
- The emotions of that day
- The reality of that day
Roger Eugene Wilson
VMA(AW)-224, CVW-15, 7TH FLEET
United States Marine Corps
June 30, 1947 to June 11, 1972
ROGER E WILSON is on the Wall at Panel 01W Line 041
See the full profile for Roger Wilson
PERSONAL DATA Home of Record: Norfolk, VA Date of birth: 06/30/1947 This whole page © Copyright 1997-2012 www.VirtualWall.org, Ltd. MILITARY DATA Service: United States Marine Corps Grade at loss: O3 Rank: Major Note: Promoted while in MIA status ID No: 223622041 MOS: 7511: PILOT VMA (AW) (I) Length Service: 02 Unit: VMA(AW)-224, CVW-15, 7TH FLEET CASUALTY DATA Start Tour: Incident Date: 06/11/1972 Casualty Date: 06/11/1972 Age at Loss: 24 Location: Province not reported, North Vietnam Remains: 1972 status: Body Not Recovered. Found later. Repatriated: 07/13/1988 (Returned to US soil) Identified: 10/14/1988 Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land
I wanted to share his brief war story…and honor Roger as well as those that have made freedom possible…
Thanks to each & everyone one that has paid an incredible price…
Tell those in the military thanks & pray for them & their family – often.