Roger G. Dunham (1970/12/17)

Roger was born on April Fool's Day but was anything but a fool.

Roger G. Dunham was born on April 1, 1948, in Santa Cruz, California to Richard and Dorothy Dunham. He and his brother Larry attended local schools prior to beginning high school. In September 1962, Dunham entered Santa Cruz High School with the graduating class of 1966. During his high school years, he was an excellent student and avid surfer. After graduating with honors, he enrolled in Stevenson College at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His college education at UCSC was interrupted by military service.

In the late 1960s Dunham entered the US Army. His basic training took place at Ft. Lewis, Washington, where he earned recognition for outstanding leadership and was selected for training in the army's Military Intelligence branch. Following training he was assigned to Detachment B, 2nd Military Intelligence Section, Ramstein AFB in Germany.

While serving in Germany, Specialist Fourth Class Roger G. Dunham died of an undisclosed illness or condition on December 17, 1970. His body was returned home and was buried at Santa Cruz Memorial Park on December 28, 1970.

(SCSn December 21, 1970 1:4, December 24, 1970 30:7)

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010.
Date: Undated
Type: OBIT
Coverage: 1970s
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson and The Museum of Art & History.
Identifier: RO-DUNHAM

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “Roger G. Dunham (1970/12/17).” Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/4926. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.