Just happened across the note re: Elijah Roark, son Leo, and Sgt. Amund C. Roark of Calif.
I found more info concerning Sgt. Roark, but have failed to find his Roark Line.
Sgt. Roark was told by his wife that she was filing for divorce. Roark returned to Viet Nam. During action, when his unit was under siege, Sgt. Amund C. Roark threw his body on a live Vietnamese hand grenade, sacrificing his life to save the other fellow soldiers in his immediate area. I have found no other information concerning Sgt. Roark, his parents, or his Roark Line. What a brave young man.
My Roark Line is that of Brin (Bryan) Roark (O'Rourke) 1690-1768, his son Timothy, then John Roark (who had two brothers James and Timothy who claimed land in western VA. on the Holston and Clinch Rivers (Beaver Creek), then John Roark (1773-1848) whose brothers and cousins established Roark's Cove in Franklin County, Tennessee.
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