Roger Clifton Vipond was born November 22, 1948 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was the son of Marion Robert Vipond and Virginia Marjorie Dunnaway Vipond.
He was serving in the US Army with the 62nd Maintenance Battalion.
Roger Vipond, 20, died in Walter Reed hospital, Washington. He had been serving in Vietnam before entering the Washington hospital. He died of an illness and was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.