Roy James Juers

United States Marine Corps
22 January 1945 - 12 September 1967
East Norwich, New York
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Purple Heart, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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23 May 2008

My name is Ken Magyar. I served with Roy, who was better known as "Juers" as was common in the Marine Corps. I went to boot camp with him and served with him until the day he died. He was not alone that day - he was also Gill, Spalding, and me. We all served in Alpha 1/6 and then Mike 3/6. Roy was a hard loss for all, he never complained, was always neat and on time. Most of all you count on him no matter what. The three of us started at Parris Island, S.C. We served in the Dominican Republic in 1965 and were transferred to 3/26 in 1966. We spent a lot of time together. Gill was closer to him than any one. Spalding, Gill and I made it home. I don't know where Spalding is, but I talk to Gill at least once a week. We wish Roy was here to laugh with us and tell stories that seem so important to us today. I don't know who will read this, but my point is Roy is thought of by many more than just Spalding, Gill and me. There is Gonzales, Eardley, Stowers, De Castile, Silvia, LaPore, and names I can't think of - just young faces in a place far away. Roy, I hope you are at peace and God bless you. I never got to say "Good Bye".

To members of his family ... He was a good Marine and a great person. We miss Roy a lot.

From a brother Marine,
Kenneth Magyar

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Corporal Juers joined Lima Company, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines at Camp Pendleton, California on 17 August 1966. 3/26 provided the infantry component of Battalion Landing Team 3/26 and in the fall of 1966 departed the United States enroute to the Western Pacific. On arrival in the area, BLT 3/26 underwent further training in the Philippines before off-loading at Dong Ha on 11 Dec 1966. Cpl Juers served with 3/26 until 10 April 1967, when he was transferred to Golf Company, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines.

During September 1967 the 2nd Bn, 9th Marines was conducting defensive operations between Con Thien and Highway 9, an area notorious for its vulnerability to NVA artillery and mortar fire. On 12 Sep 67 Golf 2/9 lost five men to these fires, and two of their wounded died the following day:

  • Cpl Roy J. Juers, East Norwich, NY
  • LCpl Bradford T. Griffin, Rome, NY
  • LCpl Marlin L. Price, Mulga, AL
  • Pfc Robert F. Bigelow, Lowell, MA
  • Pfc Chester K. Hutchison, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Pfc Bruce A. Kern, Orlando, FL (DoW 09/13/1967)
  • Pfc Willis L. Wood, Brunswick, GA (DoW 09/13/1967)

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a brother Marine,
Kenneth Magyar

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 May 2008
Last updated 11/13/2010