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‘I’m a warrior... It is literally how God put his DNA stamp on my body’

Roger Howe has worn his dog tags from a 1968-70 deployment to Vietnam for 50 years in remembrance of the lives lost during his 13 months at war.

Photo by RaeLynn Ricarte
Roger Howe has worn his dog tags from a 1968-70 deployment to Vietnam for 50 years in remembrance of the lives lost during his 13 months at war.



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During his tour in the A Shau Valley, Roger Howe made frequent runs into the field and is shown with a .50 caliber machine gun.

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A map titled “An Eagle’s Vietnam” shows the area where Howe served during his deployment.

Roger Howe of The Dalles took his place in the long family lineage of military service when he enlisted in the Army in 1968 and shipped out to Vietnam the same year...

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