CW2 Roger R Buck was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/22/2013 at the age of 64.9
Grand Rapids, MN
Flight Classes 69-39 and 69-37
Date of Birth 09/12/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/123 AVN in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam WARLORD 23
This information was provided by David Adams

More detail on this person: ROGER BUCK Roger R. Buck, 64, of Pahrump, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn. on July 22nd, 2013. Roger was born in Duluth, Minn. on September 12, 1948, to Norman and Jean (Evans) Buck. He attended the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) and played basketball for the Gophers. He served two tours in Vietnam, serving as a Cobra helicopter pilot and was the recipient of multiple Bronze Stars. His friends knew him as "Warlord 23." Roger loved his Home Depot family as well as the Minnesota great outdoors. He is preceded in death by his beloved Labradors "Rambo & Zoey." Roger is survived by his wife Angie; sons, Yancy and Courtney (Tiffanie); daughter Christine (Troy) Siciliano; grandson Alexander; siblings, Dette (Gene) Harmer; Bob, Rita (Bernie) Nelson and David (Zhumei); his parents; as well as many nieces and nephews. A private service will be held in Boulder City, Nev.

Published in Pahrump Valley Times from July 29 to July 31, 2013 - See more at: http://obits.pvtimes.com/obituaries/pvtimes/obituary.aspx?pid=166118585#sthash.zkZdDqDK.dpuf

Roger R. Buck of Pahrumph, Nevada passed away peacefully at ST. Luke's Hospital in Duluth Minnesota, the same hospital he was born in. Roger was a Big Man who played football at the University of Minnesota. Roger was preceded in death by his beloved Labradors ''Rambo and Zoey". He is survived by his loving Wife Angie, two sons, one daughter, one grandson, three siblings his parents as well as many nieces and nephews. Roger's father has also since passed away.

Roger spent most of his life after the Army working in the Tele-communications industry working with his Father and a Brother. He moved to Nevada from Minnesota in the mid 90's and a few years later found the job that he loved the most. He became Manager of the Home Depot Electrical Dept. in Pahrumph, Nevada. Roger always loved helping people and here was a position made to order for him. At the entrance to the store the employees put up a monument to Roger. If you ever want to understand Roger just go By That Home Depot in Pahrumph and ask anyone about Roger.

In Vietnam Roger was one of the few Warrant Officers to fly Team Lead in an Air Calvary Troop. The Warlords were blessed to have many very good Team Leads and Roger was one of the very best. Running a CAV TEAM when you are in the 'Thick of It is not for the faint of heart. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have flown in combat with Roger truly appreciate his courage and especially his Common-Sense. That rare commodity that makes a leader Great.

Roger, we all miss you but especially EZ, CLAY, PUARTS and most of all his Loving Wife Angie Charles Holcomb, Warlord 18

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