Mills, Roger Bertha, Sgt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
81150-Security Policeman
Last AFSC Group
Security Forces
Last Unit
1967-1968, 81150, 377th Security Police Squadron
Service Years
1965 - 1968
Sergeant

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Havre De Grace
Last Address
Havre De Grace

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Aberdeen Providing Ground Cemetery - Aberdeen, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36E 025

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 Unit Assignments
377th Combat Support Group - Quick Turners7th Air Force377th Security Police Squadron
  1967-1968, 81150, 377th Combat Support Group - Quick Turners
  1967-1968, 81150, 7th Air Force
  1967-1968, 81150, 377th Security Police Squadron
 Combat and Operations History
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Operations 1968/Tet Offensive
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Last Known Activity


Sgt. Roger "Butch" served in Echo Sector, 377th Security Police Squadron, 377th Combat Support Group, 7th Air Force. His tour began on 29 December 1967. (Apparently, this was his second tour).

On the night of 31 January 1968, he was one of five men who manned the O-51 Bunker at Tan Son Nhut AB during the attack by NVA forces They were directly attacked by bangalore type charges and RPG rockets.  The bunker was ultimately overwhelmed by enemy forces.  Fourteen Security Police were killed during the attack on the base.

Echo Sector:
Sgt. William J. Cyr (KIA)
Sgt Louis H. Fischer (KIA)
Sgt Charles E.Hebron (KIA)
Sgt Roger B. Mills (KIA)
Sgt. Alonzo J.Coggins (survived)

He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

   
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Notes/Links:

http://webpages.charter.net/cepenley/mem/cyr.html (photo)
http://www.vspa.com/tsn-o51-bunker-tet-coggins-to-the-last-man-1968.htm (this is a direct link to the detailed description and photos of the actions on the from the vspa site)

http://www.vspa.com/tsn-o51-bunker-tet-mckegney-1968.htm http://tsna.org/photo/jan2011/index.html
http://webpages.charter.net/cepenley/stories/27Feet.html

http://tsna.org/photo/jan2009/index.html
http://webpages.charter.net/cepenley/mem/mills.html
http://www.virtualwall.org/dm/MillsRB01a.htm http://www.thevirtualwall.org/thewall/Wall_Id_No=34262
http://www.vspa.com/aspprotect/pdf/377th-tet-radio-transmissions-penley.pdf (transcript of communications that night)
   
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