Kenneth Faulkner Rogers

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
21 October 1946 - 12 May 1970
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Kenneth Faulkner Rogers

27 Mar 2008

Ken and I were classmates from 1961 to 1964 at Mount Healthy High School in Mount Healthy, Ohio. While we weren't close friends, Kenny was a nice, unassuming guy who was exceptional at mathematics. This would explain the Engineer MOS. However, to steal a phrase from Hollywood Henderson, he couldn't spell CAT if you spotted him the C and the T.

I found out about Ken's death right after I returned from Vietnam in 1971. I only recently found out that it happened only 25 miles from my artillery battery in Kontum while I was there.

A nice guy who died too young.

Bob Florig

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 12 May 1970 the Commanding Officer of the 937th Engineering Group, then-Colonel Carroll E. Adams, was giving an aerial tour to MGEN John A. Dillard, Commanding General of the 45th Engineering Group. Their helicopter, UH-1H tail number 68-16342, was shot down by .51 caliber AAA fire 14 kilometers west of Pleiku City, killing all ten men aboard:
  • HHC, 20th Eng Bn, 45th Eng Group, 18th Eng Bde
    • LTC Fred V. Cole, Fort Belvoir, VA

  • HHC, 45th Eng Group, 18th Eng Bde
    • MGEN John A. Dillard, Lake Charles, LA
    • CPT Raymond R. Dulak, Corpus Christi, TX

  • HHC, 937th Eng Group, 18th Eng Bde
    • BGEN Carroll E. Adams, Pawtucket, RI (posthumous promotion)
    • 1LT Kenneth F. Rogers, Cincinnati, OH
    • CWO Glenn A. Adams, Indianola, IA
    • SP5 Steven R. Renner, Wheatland, IN
    • SP4 James H. Rawson, Daleville, MS

  • HHC, USARV Eng Cmd
    • CPT William D. Booth, Ivyland, PA
    • SMAJ Griffith A. Jones, Marysville, CA

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Bob Florig

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Mar 2008
Last updated 04/05/2008