ROGER ROGELIO PANGAN
SGT - E4 - Army -
11th Armored Cavalry
22 year old Married, Malayan, Male
Born on Mar 04, 1947
From EWA, HAWAII
Length of service 3 years.
His tour of duty began on Jan 26, 1969
Casualty was on Jul 21, 1969
in BINH LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific,
Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Section J - Plot 134
Panel 20W - - Line 31
Roger Pangan's remains
were interred in The National Memorial
Cemetery of the Pacific (sometimes referred to as The Punchbowl) Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii plot J134 on
August 3, 1969. (Information on
burial site provided by Allen Hathaway, May 1, 2003).
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Gary Philip Meyers remembers Roger
December 6, 2003
"First Time On Foot"
Posted By: Gary Philip Meyers
Relationship: Friend In The Same Unit
We came upon a base camp while on recon. We were told to go on foot and recon the
area. As we were searching the jungle, shots rang out. Roger was our point man. He went
down. I still remember him screaming. This was the first time any of us was hit by gun
fire. We were out of our element and very scary. We knew what to do on our APCs but on the
ground we had no idea. We medivaced Roger out and proceeded to comb the base camp.
We threw a grenade in every hole in the ground. We never found the VC. We just hoped we
got him. Later we got a call from the chopper telling us Roger died. The only person
to die in the year I was in country. I also remember how pissed off our captain was. When
it was over he called headquarters and was screaming at the person who sent us on foot.