Mills, Roger Bertha, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
81150-Security Policeman
Last AFSC Group
Security Forces
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 81150, 377th Security Police Squadron
Service Years
1965 - 1968

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Havre De Grace
Last Address
Havre De Grace

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

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Air Force Security Police

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Security Police (Basic)

 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 Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Vietnam Air/Ground Campaign (1968)
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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.

Notes/Links: (photo) (this is a direct link to the detailed description and photos of the actions on the from the vspa site) (transcript of communications that night)
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