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September 26, 1965 Rocky – Today in History

In his spare time, this Green Beret, Army Ranger and Special Forces warrior would volunteer to work in the countless orphanages of South Vietnam. By the end of October 1963, Rocky had fewer than two weeks to the end of his second tour. He had served a year and one-half in the Republic of Vietnam. Now he planned to go to seminary school.

Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW by ...

James N. Rowe was an officer in the Green Berets and was part of the small advisory force sent to assist the South Vietnamese in 1962. Captured by the Viet Cong in 1963 and marked for execution, Rowe succeeded in escaping after five years of captivity. After the war, Rowe was assigned to the Philippines to train the army to fight communist guerillas.

Humbert "Rocky" Versace - Home of Heroes

After several pictures were taken, Captain Versace was brought out of the makeshift hospital, and all three Green Beret prisoners have photographed again, in cleverly arranged settings. For the most part, it would be the last time either of the men would …

September 26, 2021 – Today in History

In his spare time, this Green Beret, Army Ranger and Special Forces warrior would volunteer to work in the countless orphanages of South Vietnam. By the end of October 1963, Rocky had fewer than two weeks to the end of his second tour. He had served a year and one-half in the Republic of Vietnam. Now he planned to go to seminary school.

In Z Hood: The Rocky Versace Memorial Enters Its 20th Year ...

Rocky Versace suffered unrelenting hardships in his captors' attempts to break his indomitable spirit. But the West Point Green Beret, Army Ranger, and Special Forces warrior remained steadfastly unbroken. After completing military service, …

Guardians of the Green Beret > Welcome

One hundred men will test today but only three win the Green Beret. Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace, MOH recipient for actions as a POW, Hall of Heroes. Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace, MOH recipient for actions as a POW, Hall of Heroes. Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a ...

THE WALL OF FACES - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

The "Friends of Rocky Versace" remember one of Rocky's brother Paratroopers and a fellow Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment, former MIA Major Larry Alan Thorne, U.S. Army Special Forces, on what would've been his 101st birthday - 28 May 2020.

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Guardians of the Green Beret

Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a …

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September 27 at 2:23 PM ·. Hispanic Heritage Highlight: Captain Humbert Roque Versace, Puerto Rican and Italian descent. This painting, "Humbert Roque 'Rocky' Versace", by Barbara Hall, oil on canvas, circa 2003, depicts Versace in a class A uniform, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) flash on his green beret while wearing the Medal ...

Hero to Receive Medal of Honor at White House | Newsmax.com

Versace was an Army Ranger and Green Beret intelligence officer who after a fierce firefight was captured and during two long years of torture resisted compromising the spirit or the letter of the Code of Conduct before being executed in 1965 by …

How 'Rocky' Versace earned a Medal of Honor as a POW - We ...

Remembering Captain HR 'Rocky' Versace on Memorial Day 2016. For the next two years Versace made life for his captors hell as they tried and failed to do the same to him. Strikingly handsome with a tall, imposing frame and a magnetic personality, Versace became the pseudo-leader of his fellow POWs.

Versace, Humbert Roque - West-Point.ORG

WASHINGTON (AP) --President Bush presented a posthumous Medal of Honor Monday to Army Capt. Rocky Versace, a Green Beret who defied his Viet Cong captors and was executed in 1965."He was fluent in English, French and Vietnamese and would tell his guards to go to hell in all three," Bush told a group of about 200 in the East Room of the White House.

Remembering Humbert "Rocky" Versace, MOH, 29 October 1963

Read Next: Drew Dix, Green Beret, Medal of Honor January 31, 1968 Epilogue: The full story of Versace's actions was not known until Rowe escaped from captivity on December 31, 1968.

THE WALL OF FACES - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

The "Friends of Rocky Versace" remember one of Rocky's fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point - a brother Paratrooper and CIB recipient - Captain Harry Griffith Cramer, USMA Class of 1946, on what would've been his 95th birthday - 24 May …

Rocky Versace - Mishalov

Rocky was also a soldier's soldier -- a West Point graduate, a Green Beret, who lived and breathed the code of duty and honor and country. One of Rocky's superiors said that the term "gung-ho" fit him perfectly. Others remember his strong sense of moral purpose and unbending belief in his principles. ... winner of the Captain Rocky Versace ...

Humbert Roque Versace - josephbadalbooks.com

Rocky was also a soldier's soldier -- a West Point graduate, a Green Beret, who lived and breathed the code of duty and honor and country. One of Rocky's superiors said that the term "gung-ho" fit him perfectly. Others remember his strong sense of moral purpose and unbending belief in his principles.

THE WALL OF FACES - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

The "Friends of Rocky Versace" remember one of the 68 * men whose name is chiseled into stone beneath a Gold Star at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Sergeant Ray Burmaster Browne, U.S. Army, U.S. Special Forces, on what would've been his 78th birthday – …

Humbert Roque Versace, Captain, United States Army

Green Beret Capt. Humbert Roque Versace was taken prisoner in October 1963, during an operation near U Minh Forest, a Viet Cong stronghold. Over the next two years, Versace defied his captors' attempts to indoctrinate him, so infuriating them that they executed him in 1965.

He was unbroken and never lost faith in God and Country

Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace On September 28, 1965, in the U Minh forest swamp, An Xuyen Province (Ca Mau), South Vietnam, the Viet Cong executed Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace.

James Nicholas Rowe, Colonel, United States Army

On October 29, 1963, Captain "Rocky" Versace, First Lieutenant "Nick" Rowe, and Sergeant Daniel Pitzer were accompanying a CIDG company on an operation along a canal. The team left the camp at Tan Phu for the village of Le Coeur to roust a small enemy unit …

Guardians of the Green Beret > Welcome

Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a …

Rocky Versace: The Bravest Man You Have Never Heard Of ...

Rocky was also a soldier's soldier — a West Point graduate, a Green Beret, who lived and breathed the code of duty and honor and country. One of Rocky's superiors said that the term "gung-ho" fit him perfectly. Others remember his strong sense …

Five Years to Freedom - American Thinker

A West Point graduate and Green Beret, First Lieutenant James N. Rowe was sent to South Vietnam in 1963 as an advisor. ... Captain "Rocky" Versace and Sergeant Daniel Pitzer, ...

Humbert "Rocky" Versace - Home of Heroes

Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a …

Alexandria to Hold 13th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony | Old ...

Alexandria to Hold 13th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony - Old Town Alexandria, VA - Ceremony to take place Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans' Memorial at ...

The Torture, Execution of Army Capt. Rocky Versace ...

Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace receives his 90-day combat infantry badge from his father, Colonel Humbert Joseph Versace. He was placed on a starvation diet of rice and salt. During this period Viet Cong guards told other US prisoners in the camp that …

Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial ...

Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker. By Alexandria Recreation & Parks Dept., September 14, 2002. 4. Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Entrance to the Mount Vernon Recreation Center is in the background. In the Rec Center foyer is a Display Case of CPT Versace memorabilia.

Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace, MOH recipient …

One hundred men will test today but only three win the Green Beret. Search . 1 Mar 2018. Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace, MOH recipient for actions as a POW, Hall of Heroes. Humbert Roque Versace was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 2, …

City of Alexandria to Host 14th Annual Veterans' Day ...

The Friends of Rocky Versace raised money to erect the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in 2002 in honor of the 67 …

How an American soldier earned the Medal of Honor in a POW ...

Captain Humbert Rocky Versace is one of them. On the Ground in Vietnam. As an intelligence officer and advisor, Versace was attached to the 5 th Special Forces Group for a tour of duty in Vietnam's Mekong Delta region in 1962. When the tour was ending, Versace volunteered for a six-month extension.

Hispanic... - Airborne & Special Operations Museum ...

Hispanic Heritage Highlight: Captain Humbert Roque Versace, Puerto Rican and Italian descent. This painting, "Humbert Roque 'Rocky' Versace", by Barbara Hall, oil on canvas, circa 2003, depicts Versace in a class A uniform, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) flash on his green beret while wearing the Medal of Honor, JFK Special Operations Museum Collection.

Captain Rocky Versace Plaza | City of Alexandria, VA

On 6 July 2002, the family of Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace, members from his United State Military Academy Class of 1959, City of Alexandria representatives, brothers-in-arms, and the Friends of Rocky Versace dedicated Alexandria's Vietnam Veterans Memorial - the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Special Forces Association Chapter IX: COL James N. "Nick ...

On October 29, 1963, Rowe was captured by Viet Cong elements along with Captain Rocky Versace and Sergeant Daniel Pitzer. Rowe spent 62 months in captivity in the U Minh Forest, most of this time in a cage. Over powering a guard, Rowe escaped captivity on December 31, 1968, and during evasion, managed to signal a Huey helicopter for recovery.