Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr.
From: Parkersburg, W.Va.
Assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
Incident: Army Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr. was killed in his sleeping quarters Feb. 1 when the logistical support area came under mortar attack in Anaconda, Iraq.
Soldier remembered as family man, courageous and happy-go-lucky
SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. — A soldier killed during a mortar attack in Iraq earlier this month was remembered Feb. 10 as a devoted husband and military man who was both courageous and happy-go-lucky.
More than 50 people, including members of the Sistersville Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, attended the funeral for Staff Sgt. Roger Clinton Turner, 37, at a funeral home in Sistersville.
Turner, a native of Elgin, Ill., who listed his hometown as Parkersburg, was injured after his sleeping area came under fire near Balad, northwest of Baghdad, and died at a combat support hospital on Feb. 1. He was a vehicle mechanic assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment,…