ROGERS, BILLIE LEE

Name: Billie Lee Rogers
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 13 June 1948
Home City of Record: GARY IN
Date of Loss: 01 December 1969
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 181606 North  1072501 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: CVA 61
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1532

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.

REMARKS:

CACCF/SEA CASUALTY SOUTH VIETNAM/DROWNED/SUFFCATED

No further information available at this time.

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02/2020

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Seaman Billy Lee Rogers entered the U.S. Navy from Indiana and served aboard the USS Ranger (CVA 61). On December 1, 1969, he fell overboard in the South China Sea in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q YF 555 214. Search efforts with helicopters and small boats were initiated and continued the next morning but had no success in locating the missing seaman. His remains were not recovered. Today, Seaman Rogers is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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