ROGER B CROWELL - SP4
- DATE OF BIRTH:
- August 16, 1947
- DATE OF CASUALTY:
- January 31, 1968
- BRANCH OF SERVICE:
- South Vietnam
Roger B. Crowell was born on August 16, 1947, to Mellville and Grace Crowell. His home of record is Belleville, NJ. He had two siblings, Winfield and Della. Being an avid sportsman, Roger enjoyed basketball, baseball and football. He also loved working on racecars with his brother. He graduated from Belleville High School in 1965. Roger and his wife, Gail, had one son, Roger.
He served in the US Army and attained the rank of Specialist 4 (SP4). He was assigned to 1st Platoon, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
Crowell was killed in action on January 31, 1968 when an armored personnel carrier he was driving was hit by rockets.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Sources: Roger Crowell-Nugent (son), newspaper clippings and NJVVMF.
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