Roger Neighborgall graduated from Garrett High School in 1941 and Duke University in 1948 with a degree in Engineering and Economics. He served for three and a half years in the U.S. Army in World War II as a Staff Sgt. in the 5th Ranger Battalion in the European Theater, where he earned Four Battle Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star, the Silver Star and two Presidential Unit Citations. Mr. Neighborgall was involved in the Monuments Men effort to recover stolen Jewish art and artifacts, which was the greatest treasure hunt in history. In post-Duke civilian life, he served as Vice President of several companies and President of one firm for a total of 60 years.
During retirement, Roger has been a member of the Lions Club, American Legion, Military History Groups, Shanghai China Post #1, Returned and Services League of Australia, President of Washington D.C. YMCA, and is currently the President of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Trail organization as well as the President of the Northern Virginia Tennis League, which has 4,500 players. Mr. Neighborgall continues to make numerous presentations on WWII, China, Cuba, Russia and Eastern Europe including Auschwitz.