CW2 Roger B Crampton was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/06/1989 at the age of 58.1 from Melanoma cancer
Date of Birth 11/10/1931
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 101 ABN in 68-69
This information was provided by Carole Crampton Ellers (daughter), SSN deceased search

More detail on this person: My father was in the 101st when in Vietnam. He died of melanoma cancer. He received his Phd from the Univ of Alabama a few years after he retired from the army. He taught at the local college and inspired many students. He wrote for a computer magazine and loved life. I found one of his aritcles on line when I googled his name last night. He never had any post war syndrome. He was always optimistic and inspiring. He flew hueys in Da Nang and Quin yong (sp?) in 68 and 69. He would tell us funny stories of his year in Vietnam.

He died on Dec 6 1989. He was a great American. Since his death, his legacy continues through his children. His son in law, Conway S. Ellers, is a recently retired Army aviator, and Roger's granddaughter, Captain Courtney Ellers, makes our family's 3rd generation Army aviator. She and her daddy both fly chinooks. She and her daddy have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, Courtney is trying to get into the unit that recovers MIA bones in Vietnam and Cambodia.--her grandpa's old "stomping ground" or should I say flying area. Thank you keeping my dad's memory alive.

From: Carole Crampton Ellers

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