Charles Edward RogersMajor
1ST AIR COMMANDO SQD, 14TH ACW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
16 November 1928 - 04 May 1967
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1st Lt Charles E. Rogers
The database page for Charles Edward Rogers
It's been 36 years since you left us. The time and distance has not changed our love for you or the loss we all feel. We know you are watching over all of us every day.
Mom has never recovered from your loss! I guess a love that deep never fades away. One day the two of you will be together again and can keep an eye on all of us.
We all have children now, some in college and some in diapers. One day we will have grandchildren and we will share our memories of you with them.
We love you and miss you and will always keep you in our hearts!
February 19th 2005
Dad, today mom gave up her earthly search for you and now knows for sure what happened to you.
Her years of waiting on the government to provide an answer are over, yet for us the wait continues.
We buried mom with you at Arlington, they had to move your marker since your original spot under the oak tree was only for memorials. It was a cold day and when we arrived - it started to snow which I think mom would have wanted after living in Florida for 40 years.
We love you and miss you both.
Kerry, Kristie, Emily, Noah and Ethan
From his son,
A Note from The Virtual Wall
After separation from active duty, he attended Indiana University, receiving a BS degree in marketing in 1954 ... and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force on 28 May 1954.
In 1967 he was serving with the 1st Air Commando Squadron at Pleiku AB, flying the A-1 Skyraider. On 04 May 1967, Major Rogers was flying A-1E tail number 52-132638, one of a flight targeted against a truck park near Attopeu in southern Laos. While making a napalm run at 500 feet, Rogers' Skyraider was hit by antiaircraft fire and dived into the ground. It was clear to his wingmen that Major Rogers had no opportunity to escape the stricken aircraft before impact and was probably killed in the crash, but search-and-rescue efforts were undertaken anyway. No contact was made with Major Rogers, nor did the SAR forces find any evidence that he survived the crash. He was classed as Killed in Action/Body not Recovered. His remains have not been repatriated.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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