35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Roger Dale Romine    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Echo Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Roger Dale Romine, who died in the service of his country on October 22nd, 1967 in Quang Tin Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Roger was 20 years of age. He was from Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia. Roger is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 28E, Line 51.

The decorations earned by PFC Roger Dale Romine include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Wilma ( Holley ) Torman
I was one of his close neighbors.
This was a fine young man who wanted to serve his country and he did it well. He had a huge smile and bright red hair and was just starting his young life when he was killed. I remember all the pain and heartache that was endured by family and neighbors after being notified that Roger had been killed. It was a horrible and very sad time as we waited for his body to be brought home to be finally laid to rest. I will never forget those days as we waited together as a community, taking turns and staying awake 24 hours a day WITH HIS FAMILY, until he arrived "back home."

Forest Memorial Park
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Section I