Surname: 
Pears
Initials: 
RJ
Also known as: 
Peachy
Rank: 
Pte
Service number: 
777229
Unit:
V4
Year of death: 
2006
Notes: 

Rodger John Pears was raised in Blenheim and attended Marlborough Boys College. An excellent swimmer, he was a Marlborough Junior Swimming Champion for his club. After playing bass guiter in a band (The Sapphires) he joined the New Zealand Army in 1968 and served with V4 Company in Vietnam. On returning to New Zealand he travelled to London and Germany before marrying his wife, Marie, in Sydney in 1973. They had a daughter, Suzanne, in 1982.

Disclaimer

The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.