Roddie Lee Perry

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
16 July 1948 - 03 June 1969
Dallas, Texas
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Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart (2 awards), National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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13 Mar 2008

Roddie was my only brother and he was my best friend. Even though there were 6 years difference in our ages, he always had time for me. He taught me to dance and to appreciate cars. He loved animals and was a good friend to everyone who knew him. If Roddie didn't have a Friday or Saturday night date (which was rare) he didn't mind taking his little sister out for burgers, a movie, or to play pin ball. Sometimes we would just go for a ride in his car. There is a void in my life since he has been gone. He was awarded a Silver Star for actions on Feb. 22, 1969. He was in the 4/3 Delta company Americal division.

From his sister,
Patsy Perry Morgan

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On 03 June 1969, during Operation IRON MOUNTAIN, elements of the 11th Infantry Brigade made heavy contact with enemy forces about 7 kilometers west-northwest of Duc Pho. Nine US soldiers were killed in the fighting:
  • E Troop, 1st Cavalry
    • SP4 Sammy L. Mead, Pleasant Hope, MO

  • D Co, 1st Bn, 20th Infantry
    • SGT Lawrence A. Fanella, Syracuse, NY
    • SGT Larry D. McKenzie, Mizpah, MN
    • CPL Lonnie D. Moore, Lebanon, OR
    • CPL John R. Taylor, Taft, CA
    • SP4 Randall R. White, La Grange, GA
    • PVT Billie W. Reed, Murray, KY

  • D Co, 4th Bn, 3rd Infantry
    • SP4 Roddie L. Perry, Dallas, TX (Silver Star)

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 13 Mar 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009