William James Rohan

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class
United States Navy
04 November 1946 - 16 September 1966
Racine, Wisconsin
Panel 10E Line 103


Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for William James Rohan

22 Aug 2001

My old friend,

because of you, I (and my wife) both ride Harleys.

Because of you, I served over 21 years in the active military. (I even made it to SSgt and Capt!!)

Because of you, my daughter is now at Air Force pilot training.

Because of you, the unbroken line of service to our country continues.

Because of you, I still have a hard time visiting The Wall.


Bill, you are missed, but not forgotten.

Be at peace and ride safe.

A memorial from his friend,
Robert Paulson
E-Mail may be forwarded via the

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In Sep 1966 the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, were engaged in OPERATION PRAIRIE, a full-scale effort to wipe out elements of the North Vietnamese 324B Division operating in and just below the Demilitarized Zone. 1/4 lost 24 men in heavy fighting on 16, 17, and 18 Sep, with the heaviest loss (15 men) on the 16th:
  • B Company:
    • Cpl James J. Angelides, Menands, NY
    • Cpl David L. O Connor, Dayton, OH
    • LCpl Jerry W. McCullough, Covington, TN
    • Pfc Everett L. Brackett, Cincinnati, OH

  • C Company:
    • LCpl John Roseto, New York, NY

  • D Company:
    • GySgt Benjamin A. Chitko, Pembine, WI
    • Cpl Benjamin A. Kenison, Jefferson, NH (Navy Cross)
    • LCpl Joe M. Ballin, Fresno, CA (Silver Star)
    • Pfc Robert W. Moody, Collinsville, IL
    • Pfc Douglas F. Quinn, Eureka, CA
    • Pfc Wilbur D. Rainwater, East Point, GA

  • H&S Company:
    • HM3 Larry J. Baker, Fairport, NY (with Delta 3/4)
    • HM3 William J. Rohan, Racine, WI
    • HN Ronald G. St John, Harrison, ME
    • Pfc Charlie Gause, Detroit, MI
Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --

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Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Robert Paulson
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22 Aug 2001

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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