Local veteran got ‘fighting spirit’ in Vietnam War

Roger Stottlemyre stands near the framed Purple Heart awarded him as a Marine.

Roger Stottlemyre stands near the framed Purple Heart awarded him as a Marine.

As the executive director of the Missouri Gaming Commission and past superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Roger Stottlemyre has built a history of accomplishments.

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But as the former Marine notes, training and experiences received in the military have helped him overcome any challenge he has encountered during his professional endeavors.

“I guess I bought into the idea of being the best that I could be,” he said.

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