Avery M. Rogers

LTC (R) Avery M. Rogers of Hot Springs, departed this good life for a better one on 15 Feb 12. Avery was born in Manilla, AR, on 19 Sep 30.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1947 and was assigned to the Army Navy Hospital (currently known as the Arkansas Rehabilitation Center) in Hot Springs, AR. There, he met the love of his life, Betty Hicks, a student nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital. They married in 1950 and began their 61-year journey, which included four children, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and assignments around the world.

LTC Rogers served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War, where he served as a Dustoff Helicopter Medevac pilot, rescuing hundreds of wounded from hostile territory in Vietnam. He retired in 1970 and started his career in real estate sales and development.

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