Private Robert L. Rogers, Jr. was born on July 17, 1932. He served as a Light Weapons Infantryman with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in the Taegu Area, South Korea on September 12, 1950 and died of those wounds on September 19, 1950 in Southern Japan. He is buried in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery in Williamston, Anderson County, South Carolina.

The Ashville citizen, N.C., October 19, 1950
Final rites for Pfc. Robert L. Rogers Jr., 18, a native of Asheville, who died September 19 in a hospital in Japan, will be held in Franklin Baptist Church. The Amrican Legion and VFW units here will conduct military rites. Burial will be in Beaverdam Cemetery in Pelzer, S.C.
Pfc. Rogers had previously been reported as “slightly wounded” in Korea, according to his mothers, Mrs. Thomas H. Moore. Pfc. Thomas was the son of Mrs. Moore and the late Robert L. Rogers of Biltmore. Surviving are the mother; the step-father; two brothers, C. Richard Rogers, O. Westchester, Pa., and Gerald L. Rogers, serving with the Navy at Monterey, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Charles E. Morrow of Woodruff, S.C. and Mrs. Joe Carson of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a half-brother, the maternal grandmother and a number of uncles and aunts.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 17 July 1932
  • Date of death: 19 September 1950
  • County: Anderson
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, Williamston, Anderson County, South Carolina
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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