Roger William Farewell

Army of the United States
25 November 1950 - 03 July 1971
Dallas, Texas
Panel 03W Line 098


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Roger William Farewell

18 Apr 2001


You are in my thoughts every day and have always been. I just wish we could have had the time to do the things we dreamed about but we WILL be together again, can't wait to see you again except you will still be young and handsome and I' m getting old and gray.

I will always love and miss you.
Still and always your very loving wife,


12 September 2001
The day following the World Trade Center attack


You are already there - please help our fallen friends adjust, their deaths were just as senseless as yours. Acts of terrorism are always stupid but they happen. Help them to understand that God in his infinite wisdom has a plan even it it's hard to understand. I know you will welcome these wonderful souls with open arms.

I love you and trust you to be their welcoming beacon.

25 Nov 2003

Today is your birthday and I'm missing you a lot, hope the angels are baking you a great big cake, we are making you a strawberry cake with strawberry icing, the girls will blow out the candles for you, hope we don't have to have the fire department here!!!

You would be 53 today, how time flies.

I Love and miss you today and every day.

20 Jul 2004

It's been 33 years and I still miss you so much.
I Love You

27 Dec 2004

Merry Christmas my darling, we put a present under the tree for you - a new ornament just like we have for 33 years. I'm going to have to get a bigger tree just for your ornaments. Chistmas was wonderful, wish you could have been here but then you are always here. I felt your hand on my shoulder as we were getting ready to eat and saying our Thanks.

25 Nov 2006

Gosh we're getting OLD!!!! Happy Birthday my love, cake is baked, wish you were here to blow out the candles. I LOVE YOU see yu in a short while.

04 Jul 2007

Hard to believe it's been 36 years and it still seems like yesterday, I still miss you so much it hurts. I finally joined the Ladies Auxillary of the Purple Heart, maybe I can do some good for other vets and family, with your help I know I can. See you in the Happy Place, hope you saved a cloud for me. I Love You, Martha

From his wife,
Martha Farewell Wheeler
11 Feb 2008

I feel really weird doing this as I never met Roger, but I have recently found his Purple Heart, picture, and papers and I feel that I should come mourn the loss of a fellow American who fought bravely for his country.

Thank you for your sacrifice, Roger. May you rest in peace.


A Note from The Virtual Wall

D Company, 1/7 Cavalry, lost two men on 03 July 1971 while operating about 10 kilometers south of the Gia Ray airfield in Long Khanh Province - SGT Roger W. Farewell and SGT Richard Sallee of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 18 Apr 2001
Last updated 04/18/2014