Roger Myers Smelser
Length of Service: 4 years
Served aboard the USS Tripoli, TF 76, 7th Fleet
Died at the age of 21 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam
Cause of Death: Non-hostile, ground casualty, illness or disease
“I was his friend and attended Central High (Knoxville, TN) with him. I have no info or pix of him as I moved to Claiborne County, TN, after graduation in 1969.” -Kelly Harrell
His brothers: Mark Smelser & George Richard Smelser
He was 18 when he joined the Navy.