|In Honor and Remembrance
|Roger Allen Stone
October 10, 1943 - November 17, 1965
Sergeant, United States Army
A CO, 2ND BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV, AIRMOBILE
Home: Parish, Alabama / Married
SGT Stone's Army service years were 1962-1965. His tour in NAM began on August 16, 1965.
Sadly, he was KIA in South Vietnam in the fighting surrounding the LZ Albany portion of the battle
in the Ia Drang Valley on November 17, 1965 at the age of 22, from a grenade explosion.
Click link below to visit the Ia Drang Memorial on The Virtual Wall Website /JB
For Information/ details on the Battle of Ia Drang / LZ Albany click the Website links below/JB
1965-1965, 11B, 1st Cavalry Division
1965-1965, 11B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment/A Company
Combat and Operations History
1965-1965 Defense Campaign 8 March to 24 December
1965 VSM Streamer/Operation Silver Bayonet - Battle of the Ia Drang
"Roger Allen Stone was a good friend and classmate.
He was a fine person, well liked by all who knew him.
He left behind a family and many friends who still miss him.
Parrish High School, Parrish, Alabama where Roger attended
has a Vietnam War Memorial to honor Roger
and others from our school who gave their lives
in the service of our country."
The above quote was sourced from the Website link below/JB
The Remembrances below were sourced and edited from previous postings on the following Websites/JB
Remembrances are posted in decending chronological order (the most recent first)/JB
October 26, 2013
From: Curt Carter
Remembering An American Hero
Sir, as an American, I would like to thank you for your service
and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country.
The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes
such as yourself, men and women whose courage and
heart can never be questioned. May GOD allow you to read this, and may
HE allow me to someday shake your hand when
I get to Heaven to personally thank you.
May HE also allow my father to find you and shake your hand
now to say thank you; for America,
and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian
can muster for you, Sir.
October 4, 2011
From: Robert Sage
Roger is buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens,
Mineola, Wood, County, TX
November 17, 2008
From: Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction Colorado
~ In Tribute To A Fallen 1st Cav Hero ~
In Remembrance of your Sacrifice,
with a Multitude of Thanks for your Courage,
Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom.
Rest in Peace, SGT Roger Allen Stone,
and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
I am the sister of another young 1st Cav Hero,
who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967.....
'FOR WE KNOW THAT IF OUR EARTHLY HOUSE,
THIS TENT, IS DESTROYED,
WE HAVE A BUILDING FROM GOD,
A HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS,
ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.' ~2 Corinthians 5:1 ~
June 6, 2008
From: Michael Sanford, Friend
Pleasant Grove, Alabama
Roger was a great friend,not only in our youth but later
in high school. From Superior Wyoming to Parrish Alabama
he and my brothers were from the same cloth.Till we meet again ... Mike
Jan 3, 2007
By: Manuel Pino B Co 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Cav Brother Alpha 2-7 1st Cav
November 17, 2005
From: A Grateful American
Thank you SGT Stone for your service
to country and ultimate sacrifice.
Rest well brave soldier and rest assured that you
Sir, are not forgotten.
December 16, 2004
From: Manuel Pino Jr. B Co 2/8-1968
Fellow Cav Brother
"Reflections From The Wall"
I am a monument to a black period in this countries history.
I am the Vietnam Wall, composed of two angled granite walls,
inscribed with the names of fifty eight thousand,
one hundred thirty four American men and women
who died in hell (that was Vietnam) Many people
come to see me. Strangely they come mostly in silence -
old people, young people, children, mothers, fathers,
widows, and veterans. All for reasons of their own.
They bring gifts, pictures, letters, flowers, poems and cigarettes.
The letters speak of grief and loneliness and regret.
They ask forgiveness. They are an out pouring of pain.
The people softly touch names on my face.
They water my grass with tears. Then they leave in silence
and I hope in peace. For I am more than two stone walls.
I thank you from a nation that forgot. I am a long past due apology.
I am healing for wounds too long left untended.
I am a tribute paid to fallen warriors.
I Am The Vietnam Wall
"America has forgotten the wars.
Will she remember her warriors?"
You may be gone,
BUT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!
January 29, 2004
From: Chris Spencer
Native American Prayer
It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered.
This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans
to remember our fallen brothers and sisters.
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there,
I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift,
uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there,
I did not die
October 10, 2003
From: Mark Kapinos
"Rest Well," My Cav Brother!
September 23, 2003
By: Joe and Barbara Sutton
Loss of a friend...
We have never forgotten you.
We remember the times we shared at Ft. Benning.
Joe remembers the times before Benning.
We remember the pain of losing you.
We wonder about Holly and Joe Neal.
You left too young, too soon.
July 28, 2001
From: Phil Busby
My Fallen Friend
Roger was a good guy that grew up hard.
He worked for what he got.
A knee injury took him out of college football
so he joined the Army to get an education later.
I think of Roger often.
I am blessed to have known him.
May 22, 2000
From: Doug Connor
Friend Of The Cav
A tribute to Roger, one of the 234 young Americans
who died in three days of fighting in LZ Xray & LZ Albany,
November 1965, in The Valley Of Death, the Ia Drang.
Lest we forget our fallen heroes, those who gave the
last measure of devotion.
May their souls' be cradled in the Arms of The Lord Forever.
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SGT Stone's Honor and Remembrance Published to Alpha 2-7 Cav Vietnam Website: September 2014/JB
|Combat Infantry Badge
|September 3, 2014
SGT Roger Stone's only living sister posted the following
comment regarding this webpage:/JB
"I have Roger's picture on my wall with flags and a sign that says:
You Will Never Be Forgotten, My Brother
When he attended Parrish High School, Roger used to be at my
house every weekend.
Then when he was in boot camp, I would go and get him
and some of his buddies for the weekend.
He was a very special little Brother, and I miss him so much!"