Funeral of John Wayne Rowden, Killed in Vietnam

Marines carry casket, followed by bereaved family / Marines fold flag as pastor reads / Douglas Rowden and family at graveside as Marines fold flag; they present it to mother / crowd leaves / casket sitting alone suspended above grave / pan across headstone: "James Herbert Rowden"

Relevant articles in Medford Mail Tribune, February 15, 1968, page 1 and February 28, 1968, page 1.

Rev. Lester Stephens officiated at the funeral at Memory Gardens Park. Douglas T. Rowden received his draft notice one day after his parents were notified of the death of his second brother in Vietnam. The parents then sought a deferment for Douglas.

Box or location: 

M6F Box 1 68E/97E

Description on can: 

Clips for 29-Feb-68 Reel #1

Date of film creation or publication: 

2-29-1968

Producer: 

KOBI

Length of film: 

00:01:30

Sound: 

Silent

Color: 

Black & White