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Staff Sergeant
Roger J. Holbrook
Class of 2000

Bronze Star with "V" Device

Roger J. Holbrook

Roger J. Holbrook
United States Army



Staff Sergeant Roger Holbrook distinguished himself by heroic action in connection with military operations against a hostile force on 13 April 1965 while serving as advisor to a friendly force in the Republic of Vietnam. During the course of a heliborne operation, Sergeant Holbrook guided and directed aircraft into the loading zone. He exposed himself to hostile fire numerous times to effectively guide the helicopters on an individual basis, and when told by the Senior Advisor that he could leave on the fifth lift, Sergeant Holbrook elected to remain until the mission was accomplished. As he guided the last helicopter in, enemy fire had increased to such intensity that three helicopters received hits by small-arms fire. Sergeant Holbrook's heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.










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