Rugar, Steven Dale, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11C20, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1967 - 1968
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Order of the Spur

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Date
May 15, 1968
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Midland Memorial Cemetery - Midland, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
61E 003

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Order of The Spur

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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
Tribute from the 3/4 Cavalry Association... posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 229
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  Tributes from Others: Mar 31, 2016  

Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~ With Profound Gratitude ~
In Remembrance of this Fine Young Soldier, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, Pfc Steven Dale Rugar and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967.....'STEP FORWARD NOW, YOU SOLDIER, YOU'VE BORNE YOUR BURDENS WELL, WALK PEACEFULLY ON HEAVEN'S STREETS, YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL' ~ Author Unknown ~
Mar 29, 2009
manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
May 15, 2007
peter miller
childhood friend and neighbor
147 bluffview lane
spencer, tn 38585 usa
I knew Steve from Elementary school through high school as a neighbor and a close friend. We were kindred spirits from the same socio-economic enviounment and both wanted to leave Midland, Michigan to see the world. Steve came from a broken family and was pursicuted both at school and at home causing deep feelings of low self esteem and inadaquacy. We often privatly discussed how to prove to his family and schoolmates that he was a young man worthy of respect. His dicision to enlist in the army was well received by his family although I personnaly questioned the motivation. His fun loving nature and loyalty made him a great friend and I'm sure a great comrade in arms. I've always missed him and wondered about his time in VietNam. When Steve was killed, I had aready enlisted in the Navy and reported for duty on the exact day of his funeral. It was a very devistating day for me. Upon my return from bootcamp, I received a final letter from the then deceised Steven Dale Rugar which I still keep and read today. God Bless Steven Dale Rugar and God Bless the United States of America! Peter Miller
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
MCM - A Grateful American
In memory of Steven on the anniversary of his ultimate sacrifice. Rest In Peace. As your friends and family someday read the tributes to you, they will realize that you have not been forgotten. Thanks to you and all of the other men and women who died, this is still the greatest country on this planet.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 3/28/16 - by Curt Carter
Dear PFC Steven Dale Rugar, sir As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned. May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you. With respect, Sir Curt Carter
Posted on 7/10/12 - by Carrie Adamcik
Three times Steve was offered a discharge due to physical problems and because he was my family's only male child. Steve refused, he stayed in Vietnam because of a sense of loyalty to America and because he felt that he might be able to make a difference in the future of the children of Viet Nam. He was killed 2 months after his 19th birthday. I am so proud of my brother
We Remember
Posted on 5/2/10 - by Robert Sage
Steven is buried at Midland Memorial Gardens in Midland, MI. BSM PH
Not forgotten
Posted on 5/15/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
Steven, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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Mar 31, 2016
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