Lost Dog Tags Find Their Way Home to McKee After 52 Years
November 12, 2020
In August 1968, Lawrence "Wade" Rodland was on a "rat" patrol with the 198th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam when a booby trap exploded, breaking both legs, his left arm, and severing the index finger on his left hand. After nearly a year in Vietnam, Rodland's injuries would send him home.
Although Rodland's time in Vietnam was over and he would soon be heading home, he unknowingly left behind a momento of his time in the jungle, one that would find its way to Rodland's home in Mckee 52 years later.
When Rodland was injured he was taken to a hospital in Chu Lai where someone took his dog...