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First Name: Roger

Last Name: Inscore

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Huntington Beach, CA
Middle Name: Vernon

Date of Birth: 10 December 1945

Date of Death: 26 May 1967

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 1966 - 1967
Roger Vernon Inscore

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Roger Vernon Inscore
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

On 26 May 1967, Corporal Roger Vernon Inscore was serving with 1st Platoon, M Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, Cpl Inscore was killed in action when he sustained wounds from small arms fire during Operation UNION II. His body was recovered.

Medals and Awards

Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal

Silver Star Medal Citation

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Roger V. Inscore (MCSN: 2234781), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Machine-Gun Squad Leader with the First Platoon, Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during Operation UNION II, near La Nga, Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam on 26 May 1967. Corporal Inscore's platoon was assigned the mission of seizing a tree line in order to alleviate the pressure on Company L's position and assist in evacuating casualties. When the assault encountered enemy mortar, small arms and automatic weapons fire, Corporal Inscore immediately deployed his guns forward into action, directing vicious suppressive fire on the enemy positions. With complete disregard for the intense enemy fire, he moved from gun to gun, pointing out targets, correcting the fire and shouting encouragement. Corporal Inscore's aggressive enthusiasm was spontaneously captured by the entire platoon. The pinned-down units unhesitatingly commenced moving by fire team rushes to overrun the objective. Observing that a Marine had fallen mortally wounded in an exposed area, Corporal Inscore, first ensuring that his guns were on target, moved forward through the concentrated mortar and sniper fire to the wounded Marine's side and skillfully applied first aid in a futile attempt to save the wounded man's life. As he rejoined his squad and ordered them up to the now captured objective, he was struck and mortally wounded by an enemy sniper round. Corporal Inscore's inspiring bravery and professional skill became the major factors in the rapid accomplishment of the platoon's mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.


The name Roger V Inscore is located on Panel 20E Line 117 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Honoree ID: 255318   Created by: MHOH




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