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First Name: Roger

Last Name: Rowe

Birthplace: Bon Aqua, TN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: D.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 09 July 2003

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Roger D. Rowe

•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


Army Sgt. Roger D. Rowe Died July 9, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 54, of Bon Aqua, Tenn.; assigned to the 1174th Troop Command, in Columbia, Tenn.; killed in an enemy sniper attack July 9 in Iraq. Service for Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq slated for July 18 Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sgt. Roger Rowe, a Tennessee National Guardsman killed by a sniper in Iraq earlier this month, will be memorialized Friday.

Roger D. Rowe, 54, of Bon Aqua, died July 9 during an ambush of a convoy in which he was driving a fuel tanker truck.

Rowe, who served two years in Vietnam and volunteered for the Gulf War but wasn’t called up, was a member of Detachment 1, 771st Maintenance Company in Hohenwald. However, he was serving in Iraq with the 1174th Transportation Company from Dresden and Newbern because of his experience driving a truck.

Rowe had served in an Army medical unit during Vietnam and spent 17 years in the National Guard.

Visitation was scheduled from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and again Friday morning at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, with the funeral set for 1 p.m. CDT Friday at Harpeth Hills Memory Chapel.

“Losing a Tennessee soldier is like losing a family member. Let’s join together and honor a hero who died to keep us safe,” the family said in a written statement Thursday.

Sergeant Rowe will receive posthumously the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

Honoree ID: 3867   Created by: MHOH




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