Army Sgt. Roger D. Rowe

Army Sgt. Roger D. Rowe

Died July 09, 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.
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

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