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Roland Edward Rhode, Rode

Birthdate: (27)
Birthplace: Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States
Death: July 2, 1956 (27)
Heidelburg, Germany (ruptured aorta due to MVA (passenger) while stationed at Army base)
Place of Burial: Gillett, Wisconsin, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Rode and Emelie (Emily) Freitag
Husband of Virgene (Siebert) (Rhode) Delzer
Father of Private User; Private User and Laurie (Rhode) (Jewell) Mesenbring
Brother of Clarence Rhode
Half brother of Adeila (Della) Helena S. Adam and Herbert (Herbie) Freitag

Occupation: farming when first got married; PFC in Battery B, 95th AAA Battalion (Gun 90mm) US army, staitoned in Germany;
Managed by: Jess Jewell
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About Roland Rhode

Roland & his brother, Clarence, added a "h" to their last name while in High School; He married his high school sweetheart, Virgene Siebert, whom he called Jeannie, Soon afterwards they had three children, Mike (who was nicknamed Mikey doodle), Cathy (nicknamed Peanut), and Laurie (called Little Laurie).

He was ordered to report for military service via Selective Service System by August 19, 1954 (three months before Laurie was born). His Selective Service Numbers were: 47 51 28 148;

US Service Number: 55 495 895

He was on a pass and went sightseeing. He decided to go back to base. He was waiting for the bus when another military man (Sargent Lowery) offered him a ride back to base in his personal car. When attempting to pass a car, that car pulled out also to pass another car, Lowery served and hit a street car. Lowery was killed on impact (around 12:20AM). Roland died at 2:00AM never regaining consciensness.

Cause of death: rupture of aorta due to severe chest injuries.

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Roland Rhode's Timeline

November 5, 1928
Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States
July 2, 1956
Age 27
Heidelburg, Germany
Gillett, Wisconsin, United States