Humbert Roque Versace

Capt. Humbert Roque Versace . Name: Humberto Roque "Rocky" Versace Rank/Branch: O3/US Army Special Forces Unit: Detachment A-23, 5th Special Forces Group (Intelligence Advisor, MAAG at Camau) Date of Birth: 02 July 1937 (Honolulu HI) Home City of Record: Norfolk VA Loss Date: 29 October 1963 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 092626N …

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Green Berets know that "Small Victories" can sustain you through incomprehensible difficulties. ... Captain Rocky Versace, First Lieutenant Nick Rowe, and Sergeant Daniel Pitzer left the A camp ...

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The announcement came only once, over the radio. In 1965, over North Vietnam's Liberation Radio, came a report that Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace had been executed. It was two years after Versace, an army officer who grew up in Alexandria, had been captured by the Viet Cong after providing covering fire for his allies to escape.

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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 his frustrated and bewildered communist Viet Cong captors.

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CPT Humbert Roque ("Rocky") Versace graduated from the US Military Academy in 1959 and was commissioned in Armor. Upon graduation from Ranger School, he attended Airborne School and was awarded the Parachutist Badge.

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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 ...

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Captain Versace was not your average do-what-they-tell-you POW. He continually disputed the claims of the Viet Cong and resisted them at every turn. According to Lt Rowe, they finally became so frustrated with him refusing their re-education attempts, that they separated him from the other two Green Berets. Escape attempts

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The son of Colonel Humbert J. Versace from Puerto Rico and his wife Marie Teresa Rios Versace, a novelist and poet who, among many other books, wrote The Fifteenth Pelican on which the TV series The Flying Nun was based, Rocky was an unforgettable character. A graduate of West Point in 1959, he was an Army Ranger and a soldier as tough …

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Early on the morning of October 29, 1963, Captain Rocky Versace, First Lieutenant Nick Rowe, and Sergeant Daniel Pitzer left the A camp with one of their Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) companies. The Viet Cong (VC) were operating from the near by village of Le Coeur and Captain Versace decided to get rid of them.

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Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace, MOH recipient for actions as a POW, Hall of Heroes - Guardians of the Green Beret 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, 1937.

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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 that was establishing a command post there.

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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 2021. read more read less. POSTED ON 5.24.2021.

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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 prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War.

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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.

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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.

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First Lieutenant James "Nick" Rowe Early on the morning of October 29, 1963, Captain Rocky Versace, First Lieutenant Nick Rowe, and Sergeant Daniel Pitzer left the A camp with one of their ...

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The Green Berets of Horse Soldier set sail around New York City, having learned the art of boating as another post-war journey. The guys made an analogy of the similarities between the history of America and whiskey, both being born out of fire. And as Green Beret Scotty Neil said, "We continue to serve, now we just serve delicious whiskey.".

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In the Rec Center foyer is a Display Case of CPT Versace memorabilia. This includes a duplicate Medal of Honor, other military awards and honors (e.g., Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Wings), Special Forces Green Beret and West Point diploma earned by Rocky Versace. By Devry Becker Jones, March 30, 2018 5.

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Green Beret Foundation ... Rowe became a Prisoner of War (POW) along with Captain Humbert R. "Rocky" Versace, and Sergeant Daniel L. Pitzer after …

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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.

THE WALL OF FACES - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Green Beret Captain Humber Roque Versace was taken prisoner in October. 1963, during an operation near the 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 27.

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

The son of Colonel Humbert J. Versace from Puerto Rico and his wife Marie Teresa Rios Versace, a novelist and poet who, among many other books, wrote The Fifteenth Pelican on which the TV series The Flying Nun was based, Rocky was an unforgettable character. A graduate of West Point in 1959, he was an Army Ranger and a soldier as tough …

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 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.

Rocky Versace – Today in History

In a July 8, 2002 ceremony in the East Room of the White House, President George W. Bush awarded Captain Humbert Roque Versace the Medal of Honor. The first time the nation's highest honor was bestowed on a POW, for courage in the face of captivity. Let Rocky's Medal of Honor citation, tell his story.

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 …

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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 prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War.

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"Camau was where [then] Lieutenant Nick Rowe, Captain Rocky Versace, and Sgt. Daniel Pitzer were captured. Many times it seemed like I was just one day behind VC proselyting camps where I would ...

Vietnam POW- Colonel Nick Rowe - RE Factor Tactical

Vietnam POW- Colonel Nick Rowe. In recognition of Friday, September 15, National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2017 we honor Special Forces, Colonel Nick Rowe. Nick Rowe (Feb 8, 1938- April 21, 1989) is a legendary Green Beret. James N. "Nick" Rowe was born in McAllen, Texas, 8 February 1938. Rowe graduated from West Point in 1960.

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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 ...

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.

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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, ...

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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.