From the January 11, 1968, Eveleth News: "Pfc. Roger William Larcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Larcher, 902 Michigan Street, Eveleth, died as a Vietnam War casualty on Thursday, January 4, according to word received here by the family Friday. He was killed from a gunshot wound received on a combat operation. He was in C Battery 3/82 Arty., 196th Light Infantry Brigade. He was twenty three years of age, a 1962 graduate of Eveleth High School and was graduated from Bemidgi [sic.] State College in March, 1967 as an elementary school teacher. He had his basic training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and advanced infantry training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, "Tiger Land Division." He left for Viet Nam on November 14th and arrived there on November 18, 1967. He was there for eight weeks. Survivors, besides his parents, include a brother, James of Eveleth, and a sister, Mrs. William (Carol) Prout of Eveleth. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, with Rev. Fr. Anthony Cogo officiating. The Rosary will be recited Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock, at the Sheehy Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and interment will be in the Eveleth Cemetery. The body will be escorted by a Duluth military unit. Military rites will be conducted by the V. F. W. No. 1172. The Sheehy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."
The Eveleth News offered its own commentary on Larcher's death: "The untimely death of young Pfc. Roger Larger shocked Eveleth and the surrounding community. Roger was killed in action in Vietnam while serving his country. He will be missed by his many friends and family. Roger was an outstanding student in Eveleth High School and was a boy who knew how to make friends and associate with them. This newspaper and community expresses their sympathy to the Larcher family. At a time like this, we have very few words to write. ..."
The Heritage Committee thanks Roger for his sacrifice.