Roger Alan Parrish

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
12 June 1947 - 10 June 1969
Manhattan, Kansas
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Combat Infantry

National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Roger Alan Parrish

26 Nov 2003

I have never forgotten you.

E-mail address is not available.
25 Apr 2005

Roger and I were at Manhattan High School together. He was one class behind me. Our fathers were both professors at Kansas State University and his family and mine both loved to vacation in the Rockies. One summer (I think after my junior year and his sophmore year), we met at a campground at Lake Granby, Colorado. We decided to climb Long's Peak just outside Estes Park. The plan was to hike up to Joe's Grove just above the timberline and camp the night, then do the serious climbing the next day. We made it, but I got such a horrible case of altitude sickness I'm not sure how I ever hiked back down.

Go with God, my friend!

From a friend,
Bill Curnutte
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

13 Jul 2005

You arrived a week before I did.
I lasted four weeks after you.
36 years ago today .... it seems like yesterday.
Rest easy, Rog.

From a fellow platoon leader C/4/503,
Fred Stephans

22 Sep 2006

Roger and I grew up together in Manhattan, Kansas.
He was both a gifted athlete and had a humorous personality.
We played hours of ping pong and chess.
He was a long distance runner and an excellent wrestler.
I think of him often and God bless him.
He was a wonderful person that the world lost in tragic circumstances.

From a friend,
Doc Courser

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Nov 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009