Roger Mark Link
Private First Class
B CO, 1ST BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Dallas, Texas
September 22, 1946 to March 26, 1968
ROGER M LINK is on the Wall at Panel 46E, Line 37

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Roger M Link

PFC ROGER MARK LINK

 
22 Mar 2001

Roger was the coolest, smartest, funniest person I ever knew. He was an independant thinker and no one who ever knew him ever forgot him. As a friend growing up he was at one time both a hell-raising party guy and a seriously deep thinker.

He meant very much to his family, especially his brother Peter. I have learned he married a girl he knew for many years. They were not married long, however, before he was drafted and sent to Vietnam. I am very interested in anyone with knowledge of Roger's brother, wife and possibly a daughter they had.

I learned of Roger's death two days before I left for Vietnam, he had been killed the day I got my wings and orders. I think of Roger often and remember what a great person he was. His passing was such a loss to his friends and family who loved him, and also such a loss to the rest of the world who never had a chance to meet him.

Roger, rest in peace.

Bert O'Malley
7465 81st Pl SE, Mercer Island, Wa 98040
bertomalley@earthlink.net


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 26 March 1968 Bravo 1/502nd Infantry had nine men killed by artillery - and a tenth died the following day from injuries received:
  • 2LT Philip C. Benn, Short Hills, NJ
  • SGT John H. Barnes, Baltimore, MD (DoW 03/27/1968)
  • SGT Philip J. Krek, Bountiful, UT
  • SP4 Jack E. Derrico, Bethlehem, PA
  • SP4 Glen D. Hubbard, Lunenburg, MA
  • PFC Edwin L. Armstrong, Union City, OK
  • PFC Wayne D. Krueger, Wausau, WI
  • PFC Roger M. Link, Dallas, TX
  • PFC Joe W. Smith, Prattville, AL
  • PFC Hoyle Terry, Oak Ridge, TN

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