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Rodger Biddle Applegate

August 25, 1920September 6, 2017

Rodger Applegate born August 25, 1920 passed away on September 6, 2017 in Monterey, California. Rodger was proud to have served in the US Army during WWII including his participation in the Battle of the Bulge.

Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.


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Marvin Del Chiaro

January 4, 2020

It's with a very heavy heart that at this late date add my expression of sympathy for Rodger's family. However, it is most sincere and heartfelt. Rodger was a dear friend to so many of us who worked with him over the years. We didn't really get to know about his WWII history until late in his life, when we visited him and had time to listen to him, something he had never shared in all the years we knew him. Most amazing was that his anti-aircraft battery, while stationed in Belgium, was tasked with taking down the V rockets heading for Great Britain. What an honor it was to sit and listen to him recall, with very specific details, his life up to and including his service as an artillery officer. Can't wait until we all meet up high one of these days, and hear the rest of the story. Rest in peace, my good friend. And thank you for your role in the Greatest Generation. You were indeed a shining example.

James Hudkins

May 14, 2019

He was the District Manager in Monterrey at my first job out of College. He brought a dignity to work which was a good example.

I was always hoping to visit him again.

My sympathy to his family.

Tom Cluster

December 8, 2017

I'm very sorry to learn of Rodger's passing. He was a close friend of my Mom going back to their days at Fairfax High School and UCLA. After I lost my Mom in 2010 I contacted Rodger who was gracious about sharing his memories. I know his niece was helping him. I wish her, and the rest of Rodger's family, my heartfelt sympathy.


September 13, 2017

I would like to express my sympathy to the family for this great loss. May the God who comforts those that mourn sustain you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2