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Roger W. Liggon, Sr. A-Company/2nd Platoon 1966-67
THE MISSION OF THEWALKINGDEAD.ORG
To preserve the memory and deeds of the 1st Battalion 9th Marines.
To pay tribute and remember the Marines and Corpsmen who served bravely and gallantly with the 1st Battalion 9thMarines.
To honor the memory of those Marines and Corpsmen who gave their lives so that their Brothers would return home safely.
To ensure that the limited amount of information provided is both credible and accurate.
To promote the ideas and principles of the United States Marine Corps.
To ensure that the Corpsmen who served with the 1st Battalion 9th Marines know how important and respected they were to their Marines.
Honorary Hospital Corpsman
In June 2000, I proudlyreceived the following citation presented by the Corpsmen of 1st Battalion 9th Marines from the Commanding Officer of the Navy Hospital Corps School (Great Lakes, IL) bestowing the title of Honorary Hospital Corpsman.
I was told that this was the 1st time this honor was bestowed on a United States Marine.
Honorary Hospital Corpsman
Bio & Membership Affiliations
ROGER W. LIGGON, SR.
Military and Veteran Organization Biography
Roger W. Liggon, Sr. served in the United States Marine Corps from March 1965 until June 1967 when he was discharged under honorable conditions. While in the Marine Corps, he served with H&S Company of the 1st Battalion 6th Marines as a mortar man and forward observer and as a grunt and noncommissioned officer with Alpha Company of the 1st Battalion 9th Marines (The Walking Dead) in Vietnam 1966-1967.
His military awards include the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation with star, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm, the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal with palm and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
Roger is a life member of the Marine Corps League. He had served in various elected positions as a member of the Middlesex County Detachment before founding the Central Jersey Leathernecks Detachment in 1993. He was elected and served as detachment Commandant of the Central Jersey Leathernecks Detachment 1993-1995. He was elected and served as District Vice-Commandant, Department of New Jersey Judge Advocate and Department of New Jersey Senior Vice Commandant. He served a second appointment to the National Staff of the Legislative Committee (2002–2005). He had been appointed and served on the National Staff as the Vice-Chairman of the Legislative Committee (1990-1994) and as the National Chairman of the Diversity and Minority Affairs Committee (1994-1996).
MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART
Roger is a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and has served as both Jr. Vice Commander and Sr. Vice Commander for the Department of New Jersey. Roger has served as Senior Vice Commander of the Union County Detachment and was elected and served as Commander of the Union County Chapter (1997-1998). He was appointed to the staff of the Department of New Jersey and served as Service Officer (1996-1997), Legislative Officer (1997-1998) and Chief of Staff (2003-2004). He was appointed to the National Staff and served as National Aide-de-Camp for the state of New Jersey (2003-2004).
FIRST BATTALION NINTH MARINES NETWORK
Roger founded the First Battalion Ninth Marines Network, Inc. in 1988 and served as National President until stepping down in July of 2000. He was voted President emeritus (2000).
OTHER VETERAN ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS
Roger is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Second Marine Division Association, the Third Marine Division Association, the Military Order of the Devil Dogs, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is also a member of the American Legion.
Roger has served as a member of the Newark/Jersey City Vet Center Advisory Board (1990-1994), appointed as a Commissioner of Veterans Affairs for the City of Newark (1990-1996), appointed to the Union County POW/MIA Advisory Board (1994-1998), appointed to the Elizabeth VA Outpatient Clinic Advisory Board (1997-1998) and served as a member of the New Jersey Support Committee for the Reserve and National Guard (1994-1998).
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION’S
Roger has received the following awards and recognition:
· Legion of Honor, Chapel of the Four Chaplains, (1993)
· Marine of the Year, Central Jersey Leathernecks Detachment, (1993-1994)
· Department of New Jersey Commandants Award, Marine Corps League, (1994)
· New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, (1995)
· Recognition as a Honorary Hospital Corpsman by the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, IL (2000)
· New Jersey Vietnam Service Medal 2002
… CONTACT INFORMATION: Roger W. Liggon, Sr. c/o TheWalkingDead.org P.O. Box 2004 Westfield, NJ07091-2004 …
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