Robert Clarence RoperGunnery Sergeant
H CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
14 May 1934 - 21 September 1967
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My D. I.This is written with a heavy heart
I don't know just where to start.
As far as reasons, I have many.
But respect in retrospect, is as good as any.
As indestructible as we think they are,
I joined the Corps in '66,
He was the sharpest Marine that I've ever seen -
We sat on some sandbags and shot the shit.
My teacher taught me a hell of a lot.
Thomas J. (Stoney) Burke
From a Basic Marine, Platoon 356, San Diego, California,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 2/9 Command Chronology for September 1967 reports that at 1435H (2:35PM) on the 21st they received 76 rounds of heavy caliber artillery fire from their west-northwest. Three Marines were killed and four wounded by the barrage. The dead were
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a friend - he was my DI -,
Thomas J. ( Stoney) Burke
4850 N. Hwy 67, Florissant Mo. 63034
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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