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FOR MILITARY MEMBERS PLEASE INCLUDE NAME, RANK, BRANCH OF SERVICE, UNIT, HOME TOWN, AND DATE OF DEATH IF POSSIBLE
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Lance Corporal Andrew C. Rabaiotti, USMC, B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from East Boston, MA killed in action on July 7, 1967
Corporal Stephen J. Rago, USMC, CAP KILO 5-3, CACO KILO, 1ST CAG, COMBINED ACTION, III MAF from Fall River, MA killed in action on March 9, 1968
Sergeant Leonidas Raisis, ARMY, B CO, 2ND BN, 2ND INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Westoboro, MA killed in action on December 25, 1965 (from injuries received on December 5, 1965)
Major Louis Raymond Raleigh, USAF, 6251ST CONSOL MAINT SQDN, 3RD TAC FTR WING, 13TH AF from Braintree, MA killed in action on December 26, 1965
Corporal Thomas M. Ralston, ARMY, RECON PLT, HHC, 1ST BN, 5TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV from Roslindale-Boston, MA killed in action on August 22, 1969
Sgt. Nelson Dario Rodriguez Ramirez, ARMY, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), Revere, MA killed June 21, 2008
Captain David L. Ramsay, USAF, 4TH TFS, 7TH USAF from Boston, MA killed in action on August 17, 1970
Specialist Four John L. Ramsey, ARMY, 176TH AHC, 14TH AVN BN, 16TH AVN GROUP, 1 AVN BDE from Lynn, MA killed in action on May 25, 1968
Second Lieutenant Richard Paul Rand, ARMY, HHC, 1ST BN, 14TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Upton, MA killed into action on April 1, 1968
Private First Class Wayne M. Randall, ARMY, B CO, 5TH BN, 46TH INFANTRY, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Passumpsic, VT killed in action on April 17, 1969
Private First Class Joseph P. Rando, ARMY, D CO, 5TH BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Waltham, MA killed in action on May 5, 1967
Private First Class Jan Ivan Rasenyuck, ARMY, A CO, TROOP COMMAND, ARMY DEPOT, ARMY SPT CMD CAM RANH BAY, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV from Brighton-Boston, MA killed in action on August 28, 1969
Firefighter Earl "Pete" Rathbun, retired Waterford, CT, passed away in 2006 at the age of 64.
Specialist Jared J. Raymond, ARMY, Company D, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division from Swampscott, MA killed in action on September 19, 2006
Staff Sergeant John J. Raymond, ARMY, 1ST PLT, C CO, 1ST BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 4TH INF DIV, USARV from Taunton, MA killed in action on February 15, 1967
Sergeant Pierre A. Raymond, ARMY, 779th Ordnance Company, 28th Forward Support Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Army Reserve from Lawrence, MA killed in action on September 30, 2005
Firefighter James Regan, retired Stoneham MA FD, passed away on 10/14/13
1st Lieutenant Dennis J. Reardon, USMC, from Cohaset, MA killed in action on November 29, 1969
Sergeant William K. Regan, ARMY, 573RD S&S CO, 88TH S&S BN, ARMY SPT CMD QUI NHON,
1ST LOG CMD, USARV from Watertown, MA killed in action on July 7, 1968
Specialist Jeremy F. Regnier, ARMY, Battery B, 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division from Littleton, NH killed in action on October 13, 2004
Lance Corporal Paul F. Reid, USMC, H CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from West Roxbury-Boston, MA killed in action on November 6, 1967
Warrant Officer John C. Reilly, ARMY, C CO, 227TH ASLT HELO BN, 11TH AVN GROUP, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Cranston, RI killed in action on May 22, 1970
Corporal Tiago Reis, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from New Bedford, MA killed in action on September 21, 1967
Captain Matthew Renaud of the Houston, TX FD killed in the line of duty on May 31, 2013
Private First Class Ralph V. Renauld, USMC, E CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Worcester, MA killed in action on July 15, 1966
Private First Class Franklin M. Renshaw, USMC, M CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Occum, CT killed in action on October 7, 1966
Sergeant George R. Reynolds Jr, ARMY, B TRP, 3RD SQDN, 4TH CAVALRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Paris, ME killed in action on September 1, 1966
Staff Sergeant Harold W. Reynolds, ARMY, B CO, 3RD BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Gardner, ME killed in action on January 22, 1967
Lance Corporal Clinton Morell Rhoades, Jr, USMC, MORTAR BTRY, 1ST BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from South Hadley, MA killed in action on September 1, 1967
Corporal Robert D. Rhodes, USMC, 1ST SCOUT DOG PLT, H&S CO, 1ST MP BN, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, FORCE LOG CMD, III MAF from Scituate, MA killed in action on May 27, 1970
Specialist Four Michael P. Ribich, ARMY, HHC, 1ST BDE, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Great Falls, NH died on October 6, 1979 from injuries received on April 12, 1969
Firefighter James Rice, Peabody, MA, died in the line of duty on December 23, 2011 at the age of 46
PFC James Joseph Rice, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Newtonville, MA killed in action on February 7, 1968
1st Lieutenant Peter B. Rich, ARMY, C CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV from Wakefield, MA killed in action on September 15, 1968
Private First Class William W. Richard, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 2ND INF RGT, 1 INF DIV from Auburndale, MA killed in action on December 21, 1965
Private First Class Donald L. Richards, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 16TH INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Athol, MA killed in action on November 16, 1967
Greg Richardson, Boston, MA FD, passed away in 2005. Superintendent of the Radio Repair Shop. Member MAFAA. SPAAMFAA, Box 41, MRS
Firefighter Harold H. Richardson, Milford, NH FD, died in the line of duty on May 23, 1965
Specialist Five Nelson G. Richardson, ARMY, A CO, 815TH ENG BN, 35TH ENG GROUP, 18TH ENG BDE, USARV ENG CMD, USARV from Bar Harbor, ME killed in action on February 4, 1971
Specialist Stephen K. Richardson, ARMY, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division from Bridgeport, CT killed in action on March 20, 2007
Staff Sergeant Neal O. Richey, USMC, H&S CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Holyoke, MA killed in action on October 20, 196
Corporal Richard B. Rinehart, ARMY, D CO, 3RD BN, 187TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Natick, MA killed in action on February 15, 1971
Lance Corporal Bernard F. Ritchie, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Burlington, VT killed in action on April 21, 1969
Specialist Four Richard N. Rivard, ARMY, B BTRY, 1ST BN, 40TH ARTILLERY, 108TH ARTY GROUP,
XXIV CORPS, USARV from Merrimack, NH killed in action on April 15, 1968
Private First Class Carlos Rivera, Jr., ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV from Shirley, MA killed in action on December 12, 1970
Staff Sgt. Edwin Rivera, ARMY, Company A, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Army National Guard from Waterford, CT killed in action on May 25, 2010
Lance Corporal Nelson K. Rivers, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Ferrisburgh, VT killed in action on January 26, 1967
1st Lieutenant Mark H. Rivest, ARMY, CCC, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV from Springfield, MA killed in action on June 4, 1970
Sergeant Ronald D. Roach, ARMY, D TRP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Concord, NH killed in action on February 12, 1968
Private First Class Jonathan R. Roberge, ARMY, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Leominster, MA killed in action on February 9, 2009
Firefighter James Robertson, retired Waltham, MA FD, passed away in 2001
Sergeant Nicholas Alan Robertson, ARMY, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group from Old Town, ME killed in action on April 3, 2008
Corporal Bristol Robertson Jr, USMC, A CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Roxbury-Boston, MA killed in action on October 29, 1967
Captain Charles W. Robertson, USAF, 4TH AIR COMMANDO SQDN, 14TH AIR COMMANDO WING, 7TH AF from Malden, MA killed in action on January 9, 1967
Corporal Jack Rabinovitz, USMC, C CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Dorchester-Boston, MA killed in action on February 23, 1966
Sergeant Charles J. Robinson, ARMY, E CO, 3RD BN, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Easthampton, MA killed in action on January 7, 1969
First Sergeant Eugene F. Robinson, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Falmouth, MA killed in action on March 9, 1966
Lieutenant Commander Thomas Lewis Robinson, NAVY, Executive Officer USS Paul Hamilton from Kingston, MA died on October 23, 2002
Gunnery Sergeant Paul Edward Robitaille, USMC, WPNS PLT, M CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from North Attleboro, MA killed in action on February 23, 1968
Private First Class Allen C. Rock, ARMY, C BTRY, 3RD BN, 82ND ARTILLERY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE, USARV from Williston, VT killed in action on August 20, 1966
Corporal Ronald Roderick, USMC, B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Taunton, MA killed in action on February 4, 1968
Sergeant Robert L. Rodrick, ARMY, 267TH SIG CO, 39TH SIG BN, 2ND SIG GROUP, 1ST SIGNAL BDE, USARV from Brockton, MA killed in action on June 14, 1968
Lance Corporal Matthew R. Rodrigues, USMC, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force from Fairhaven, MA killed in action on December 11, 2013
Specialist Four Daniel E. Rodrigues, ARMY, B CO, 4TH BN, 9TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Somerset, MA killed in action on January 5, 1968
Sergeant Paul I. Roderigues, ARMY, A TRP, 3RD SQDN, 17TH CAVALRY, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from New Bedford, MA killed in action on May 15, 1969 (Incident Date May 11, 1969)
Corporal Richard Rodrigues, ARMY, 173RD ENG CO, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV from Fall River, MA killed in action on May 25, 1970
Private First Class George R. Roehl Jr, ARMY, B Troop, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Manchester, NH killed in action on April 11, 2006
Private First Class Edward F. Rogers, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV from Roslindale-Bosotn, MA killed in action on March 12, 1968
First Lieutenant Richard Leo Rogers, ARMY, HHC, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Sudbury, MA killed in action on December 14, 1968
First Lieutenant John W. Rohr, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from New Bedford, MA killed in action on April 5, 1970
Private First Class Gerhard M. Rolfs, USMC, B CO, 5TH BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 199TH INFANTRY BDE, USARV from Oakville, CT killed in action on September 12, 1969
Spec. Justin A. Rollins, ARMY, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from Newport, NH killed in action on March 5, 2007
Specialist Four Robert F. Ronga, Jr, ARMY, B CO, TROOP COMMAND, ARMY DEPOT, ARMY SPT CMD SAIGON, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV from Everett, MA killed in action on September 27, 1970
Sergeant 1st Class Robert E. Rooney, ARMY, 379th Engineer Company, Massachusetts Army National Guard from Nashua, NH killed in action on September 25, 2003
Shirley Root, from Marshfield, MA, passed away in 1998 at the age of 62. Devoted mother of my good friend Cindy
Thad Root, from Marshfield, MA passed away in 2007 at the age of 72. Father of my good friend Cindy, served in the USMC
Lance Corporal Angel Rosa, USMC, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force from South Portland, ME killed in action on March 13, 2007
Lance Corporal Anthony James Rosa, USMC, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force from Swanton, VT killed in action on September 23, 2010
Captain Richard A. Rosbeck, ARMY, 175TH AHC, 13TH AVN BN, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from Cambridge, MA killed in action on October 3, 1966
Corporal Albert James Rose, USMC, MABS-16, MAG-16, 1ST MAW, III MAF from Berkley, MA KIA April 28, 1967
PFC Carlos James Rose, USMC, MORTAR BTRY, 3RD BN, 11TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV from Onset, MA killed in action on May 12, 1969
Staff Sergeant Randy S. Rosenberg, ARMY, Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division from Berlin, NH killed in action on January 24, 2004
Specialist Five Charles R. Rosenbusch, ARMY, C TRP, 3RD SQDN, 4TH CAVALRY, 25 INF DIV from Worcester, MA killed in action on May 9, 1968
Staff Sergeant Eric S. Ross, ARMY, Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Kenduskeag, ME killed in action on February 9, 2007
1st Lieutenant Robert L. Ross, ARMY, B BTRY, 2ND BN, 9TH ARTILLERY, 4TH INF DIV, USARV from Peabody, MA killed in action on August 22, 1968
Private First Class Edward J. Rosser, ARMY, 228TH SERVICE & SUPPLY CO, 266TH S&S BN, 29TH GS GROUP, USA SPT CMD SGN from Chelsea, MA killed in action on August 16, 1967
Sergeant Lawrence A. Roukey, ARMY, Detachment 1, 3rd Battalion, 304th Regiment, 98th Division, Army Reserve from Westbrook, ME killed in action on April 26, 2004
1st Sergeant Joseph W. Rounseville, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV from Hope Valley, RI killed in action on February 9, 1968
Fire Chief James T. Rowe, Elkhorn City, KY FD, died in the line of duty in 2004 at the age of 30. A young man that gave countless hours to serve his community.
Lance Corporal Geoffrey T. Rowson, USMC, D CO, 1ST BN, 27TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from North Grosvenor Dale, CT killed in action on June 19, 1968
Corporal Russell Rene Roulier, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV from Adams, MA KIA 6/21/1967
Private First Class David P. Roy, USMC, D CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV from Worcester, MA killed in action on April 30, 1969
Firefighter James V. Roy of the Fitchburg, MA FD passed away in August of 2012 after losing his battle with occupational cancer.
Captain Robert P. Rumley, Jr, USMC, 1ST PLT, F CO, 2ND BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Medford, MA killed in action on May 18, 1968
Corporal Paul W. Rumrill, ARMY, A CO, 3RD BN, 21ST INFANTRY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE,
AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Cambridge, MA killed in action on January 10, 1968
Private First Class Samuel J. Rumson Jr, ARMY, HHB, 6TH BN, 32ND ARTILLERY, I FIELD FORCE, USARV from Malden, MA killed in action on March 8, 1968
Specialist Four Everett P. Runnells, ARMY, A CO, 501ST AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from Concord, NH killed in action on August 27, 1966
Staff Sergeant Bruce Alan Rushforth Jr., ARMY, Company E, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment from Bridgewater, MA killed in action on February 21, 2002
1st Lieutenant Alfred B. Russ, USMC, I CO, 3RD BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Hancock, NH killed in action on January 13, 1968
Private First Class Gordon W. Russell, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Danvers, MA killed in action on February 1, 1967
Private First Class John Malcolm Russell Jr, USMC, H&S CO, 1ST BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from South Burlington, VT killed in action on March 06, 1968
Specialist Four Gary A. Rust, ARMY, D CO, 1ST BN, 35TH INF RGT, 3RD BDE, 4 INF DIV from Southbridge, MA killed in action on May 4, 1947
Corporal Leroy Rutherford, ARMY, D CO, 1ST BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV from Burlington, VT killed in action on September 3, 1969
First Lieutenant Robert E. Ryan, USAF, 20TH TASS, 504TH TACG, 7TH AF from Hingham, MA killed in acton on October 30, 1971
Sergeant Willard Robert Ryan, ARMY, 595TH SIG CO, 69TH SIG BN, 2ND SIG GROUP, 1ST SIGNAL BDE, USARV from Groveland, MA killed in action on May 23, 1966
Sergeant First Class Edwin Byron Ryder, ARMY, 59TH ENG CO, 39TH ENG BN, 45TH ENG GRP, 18TH ENG BDE from Greenville Junction, ME killed in action on August 31, 1969



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