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Roger Langley Veterans Day Guest Speaker
Roger Langley, Yeoman Third Class, U.S. Navy (ret.)

Roger Langley served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for the entire duration of the Korean War which included an eight-month combat tour on board Battleship Missouri. Among his duties was writing press releases on the ship's combat operations and supervising the publication of the ship's daily newspaper and other ship publications.

After his naval service, Langley earned bachelor and master degrees in journalism from Syracuse University and worked for a number of newspapers and national magazines. He also has had 10 print and audio books published and taught part-time at 10 colleges and Universities.

Roger serves as historian for St. Mary's parish and in 2023 published the 200th Anniversary history of the parish. He is a member of The Catholic Historical Society of Washington and the Montgomery County Historical Society.

Roger and his wife Norma, have been residents of Rockville for more than 40 years. Their three children--David, Jennifer and Michael, are all graduates of Richard Montgomery high school. Roger served two terms as president of the Woodley Gardens homeowners association. He retired from Montgomery County Government in 1998 as manager of the Silver Spring Urban District.