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Gone but not forgotten


Remembering COL(R) Roger Donlon: A True Hero

Our entire Nation mourns the loss of COL(R) Roger Donlon, a decorated war veteran and an inspiration to many. The news of his passing has left a void in the hearts of those who admired his bravery and dedication. As we reflect on his life and legacy, we remember a man who exemplified courage and selflessness.

The Life of COL(R) Roger Donlon

Born in 1934, Roger Donlon grew up in a small town in Ohio, United States. From a young age, he displayed a strong sense of patriotism and a desire to serve his country. In 1953, he enlisted in the United States Army and embarked on a remarkable military career.

Donlon’s journey took him to Vietnam, where he would become a key figure in the history of the war. In 1964, during the early stages of the conflict, he was deployed as part of the United States Special Forces. It was here that he would face his greatest challenge and showcase his unwavering courage.

An Unforgettable Act of Bravery

In July 1964, Donlon’s camp came under attack by a large enemy force. Despite being heavily outnumbered, he displayed extraordinary bravery and leadership. Donlon led his fellow soldiers in a fierce defense, fighting off wave after wave of enemy attacks.

During the intense battle, Donlon was seriously wounded multiple times. Yet, he refused to leave his post and continued to inspire his comrades with his indomitable spirit. His heroic actions that night saved the lives of many and earned him the first Medal of Honor awarded in Vietnam.

A Lasting Legacy

After retiring from the military, Donlon dedicated his life to supporting fellow veterans and promoting the values of service and sacrifice. He became an advocate for veterans’ rights and was involved in numerous charitable organizations.

COL(R) Roger Donlon leaves behind a legacy of bravery, resilience, and unwavering dedication to his country. His remarkable story serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by our armed forces and the importance of honoring those who serve.

His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be remembered as a true hero, someone who selflessly put others before himself and made a lasting impact on the world.



MSG (RET) Mark Myers

Mark Allen Myers, born March 2nd 1966, passed away unexpectedly on February 20th 2024 after a brief illness. Mark served 27 years in the U.S. Army, most of those as a 7th group Green Beret based at Fort Bragg, NC. Enlisted at age 17, he served our country all over the world. He was a proud and patriotic soldier who felt it was his duty to serve his country. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Amy; his daughters Courtney and Kiera; uncle, Larry; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian and Dana, and Michael and Rachel. He is also survived by many loving friends, and we are all so proud of the man he was. His dedication to family, friends, and country was unwavering. We remember him as a great storyteller who loved building and who always had a project in the works. He was always ready to help family and friends in need. As an avid historian, he had an amazing memory for details. We will miss you, Mark!

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