From a contemporary press report:
Leyton M. “Buck” Rogers, 79, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and infantry officer who was a procurement manager for Washington area laboratories, died of a heart attack June 4, 1998 at a hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida. He moved to Port Orange, Florida, from Springfield, Virginia in 1985.
He was a native of Montpelier, Vermont, and a graduate of Norwich University.
He served in the Pacific during World War II and was later posted to London, Germany and Okinawa. He moved to Washington in 1954.
After he retired in 1960, he worked for Melpar Inc. and Meloy Laboratories.
He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
His marriage to Ann Timmerman ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Carole Rogers of Port Orange; two sons from his first marriage, Leonard Rogers of Arlington and John Rogers of Burke; two sons from his second marriage, Jeremy Rogers of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Andrew Rogers of Atchison, Kan.; two stepsons, David Holup of Woodbridge and Joseph Holup of Washingtonville, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren.
ROGERS, LEYTON M. Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.)
On Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Beloved husband of Carole Rogers of Port Orange, FL; loving father of Leonard Rogers of Arlington, VA., John Rogers of Burke, VA., David Holup of Woodbridge, VA., Joseph Holup of Washingtonville, NY, Jeremy Rogers of St. Petersburg, FL and Andrew Rogers of Atchison, KS. Also survived by ten grandchildren. . Services will be held on Wednesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Ft. Myer (Old Post) Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
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