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Roger Lane
War: Vietnam
Branch: United States Army
Unit: 545th MP Company CID
Rank: E-5 Sgt.
Birth Year: February 16, 1945
Place of Birth: Almont, Michigan
Roger Lane was born in a small town (population approximately 1,000) in Michigan (Almont) on February 16, 1945. When he was very young, his family moved to Ann Arbor. His father was an architect.

Roger went to school in Ann Arbor through high school. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Forestry. After graduating, he took a job in Washington.

He was eventually drafted and assigned to a Military Police unit. Soon after his training he was sent to Vietnam and assigned to a CID unit.

Roger did not get involved in escorting raids, but he did mention two situations in which he was involved. The first involved a Captain who was running a black market operation. Another involved a Sergeant who ran a scheme in which he was receiving large sums of money through an NCO Club operation.

Murder and suicides were the most frequent incidents he would investigate. After the video-taping stop, Roger mentioned an incident where a GI was refused entrance into an NCO movie. He returned to his tent, got an assault rifle, returned to the theater and shot and killed 20 servicemen. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in Leavenworth.

After discharge, Roger returned to Ann Arbor and eventually retired from Detroit Edison. He was divorced after about 20 years of marriage. He occasionally speaks at local schools, relating his ser vice experiences.