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Louie
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 Posted October 22nd, 2007 10:21 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Maybe someone knows about this...

Somewhere I heard this yers ago. During the Vietnam War, Roy & Dale visited and entertained the troops as other celebrities did. But what makes this story unusual is that during the visit, Roy and Dale took down the home phone numbers of the servicemen they met.

When they returned home, Roy and Dale called each of their parents to let them know their sons were ok.

I don't know if this is a true story or if they even went to Vietnam but it does sound like something they would do. Anyone else ever heard that story?

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Cowpokey D
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 Posted October 23rd, 2007 04:47 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Yes, Louie, you heard right about their tour to Viet Nam. As to the phone numbers, I haven't heard that but it is in step with Roy and Dale's character to have done such a thing!!




The above picture shows them on-board a military plane on their return home. I posted this photo elsewhere on the MB with the names of the three servicemen in the picture. But wouldn't you know it...I can't remember where it is.

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 Posted October 23rd, 2007 01:12 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Good pic and subject... thanks for sharing!
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 Posted October 23rd, 2007 10:05 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Dale wrote the book "A Salute To Sandy" and this book tells of their trip to Vietnam. Sandy was unable to go there....so, RR/DE went in his honor and the troops loved them. It is a small book but so very touching...as was the entire life of John David "Sandy" Rogers.
   
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 Posted October 24th, 2007 06:52 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Dale wrote the book "A Salute To Sandy" and this book tells of their trip to Vietnam.

It's been a long time since I read that book. I wonder where my copy is?

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 Posted November 11th, 2007 03:47 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I know they did go to Vietnam, but I have no idea about the phone numbers. It probably wouldn't be to well known though, because they probably wouldn't go around boasting about it. Though it would have been a wonderful thing to do!
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 Posted January 26th, 2008 05:49 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I knew they were both in Chu Lai Vietnam about 2 weeks before I got there on an LST out of San Diego with a US Marine detachment and equipment. We prayed at the very same little field chapel that Dale spoke of in Sandy's book. I have heard from a Army buddy over there the same time I was (in 1966) up in I sector, that they did such things, especially when they found out from the soldier he was an only son or child. They were special people indeed the world will not soon see again.
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 Posted January 27th, 2008 04:54 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Thank you for the great picture of Roy and Dale in Viet Nam. I just came across it and enjoyed seeing it so much. How very special this couple is and was and always will be. Isn't is just amazing that their legend continues through their children. The museum in Branson is such evidence of their love and respect which continues today. Dusty and his entire family are living proof of this. How grateful we the fans are to have this Message Board to share with one another.
Grateful to you Cowpokey D, your friend through the MB, Lillian aka Buckaroo Buckaroo
quote]Cowpokey D wrote:
Yes, Louie, you heard right about their tour to Viet Nam. As to the phone numbers, I haven't heard that but it is in step with Roy and Dale's character to have done such a thing!!




The above picture shows them on-board a military plane on their return home. I posted this photo elsewhere on the MB with the names of the three servicemen in the picture. But wouldn't you know it...I can't remember where it is.
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 Posted February 18th, 2008 03:28 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
They were amazing, weren't they?
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