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W. Grant Collier – 1960

2019-11-15T14:39:58-06:00

Grant Collier Class of 1960, College of Arts and Science USN, Aviator Initial orders Pensacola Fl for basic flight training, then to Beeville TX. for advanced flight training. Assigned to VA-146 “Blue Diamonds” at NAS Lemoorer CA. Flew McDonald Douglas A-4 Skyhawks [A4D-2N] as a special weapons and conventional weapons delivery pilot. Two Vietnam tours aboard the USS Constellation CV-64 as an attack pilot. Subsequently a Flight Instructor at NAS Pensacola FL in VT-4 flying T2B buckeyes. Following my Naval service I was a pilot for Pan American Airlines and later an insurance marketing executive. Now fully retired. Married, 3 [...]

W. Grant Collier – 19602019-11-15T14:39:58-06:00

Lynn Owen Cox – 1960

2019-11-15T14:42:14-06:00

Lynn Owen Cox [Deceased] Class of 1960. Arts and Science USN. Aviator Vietnam tours with Heavy Attack Squadron 10 [VAH-10] aboard USS Constellation CV-64 VAH-10 "Vikings" -- NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (1961-1970) Activated in 1961 with Skywarrior. Deployments to Western Pacific aboard USS Constellation (CVA-64) and participated in Gulf of Tonkin incident. Operated as detachment squadron with deployments to Southeast Asia and to Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean.  Unit was redesignated VAQ-129 in September 1970. Commissioned at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, on May 1,1961, VAH-10 was the last HATRON to be activated. It received its first A3D-2s [...]

Lynn Owen Cox – 19602019-11-15T14:42:14-06:00

Two Tours VA-86

2019-11-09T09:38:49-06:00

Steve Bratton I completed A-4 training and detached from VA-44 [Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida on October 5, 1965. Ten days later, on October 15, 1965 I flew my first combat mission over North Vietnam. My first Vietnam deployment was in 1965. I was assigned to Attack Squadron [VA] 86 [Sidewinders] and flew A-4 Skyhawks off the USS Independence CV-62. In 1968 I deployed again, still assigned to VA-86 and flew the A-7 Corsair II off the USS America CV-66. Class: 1963   Degree: BA   Service: USN Years of Service: 1963-1969  Years in Vietnam: 1965 [...]

Two Tours VA-862019-11-09T09:38:49-06:00

Delta Battery, Second Battalion, Eleventh Marines

2019-10-24T12:46:06-05:00

Captain J. Carlos Indest, III I was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in August 1965. After finishing Marine Officer Basic School at Quantico, I attended Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK. In June 1966, I was deployed to Viet Nam and joined Delta Battery, Second Battalion, Eleventh Marines. I was then assigned to the First Battalion Fifth Marines as an Artillery Forward Observer. I served as a Forward Observer until mid-August 1966 when the First Battalion Fifth Marines engaged in battle with an NVA Force. Our Battalion had [...]

Delta Battery, Second Battalion, Eleventh Marines2019-10-24T12:46:06-05:00

Arthur V. Flotte – Class of 1967

2019-10-24T12:47:06-05:00

Arthur V. Flotte Class of 1967 USN Served in USS Brush DD-745 during Vietnam deployment 1969. Brush spent five years on three Vietnam deployments between 1965 and 1969. Brush conducted intensive patrol and gunnery operations in the South China Sea. Brush (DD-745) was launched 28 December 1943 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Staten Island, N. Y.; sponsored by Miss Virginia Perkins, great-granddaughter of Charles Brush; and commissioned 17 April 1944. Brush received five battle stars for World War II service, four battle stars for her Korean operations and seven battle stars for Vietnam service.  Brush decommissioned at San Francisco on 27 October [...]

Arthur V. Flotte – Class of 19672019-10-24T12:47:06-05:00

James R. Sweeney – MOI 1969-70

2019-10-15T13:31:07-05:00

Major Sweeney, a Chicago native, received his degree in Architecture from Notre Dame in 1957. He was commissioned through the PLC program. Major Sweeney was an advisor to South Vietnamese forces in 1973. The book, "U.S. Marines In Vietnam: The War That Would Not End, 1971-1973," mentions Major Sweeney's actions on Jan 26,1973, just before the cease fire. Major Sweeney was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He returned to Tulane for an MBA.

James R. Sweeney – MOI 1969-702019-10-15T13:31:07-05:00

3rd Amtrac Battalion, First Marine Division located at Marble Mountain

2019-10-10T10:49:38-05:00

Colonel Kenneth R. Burns (Ret.) Following graduation from The Basic School at Quantico I was designated an Amphibian Vehicle Officer, and assigned to 1st Marine Division, Vietnam, with Amphibious Vehicle School, Camp Pendleton in route.  Prior to the completion of school my orders were changed and I was directed to report as a Platoon Commander to the recently formed Fifth Amphibian Vehicle (Amtrac) Battalion.  Like any hard charging Second Lieutenant I questioned the wisdom of this change, and was told that my NROTC four year obligation gave them an extra year to control my destiny. [...]

3rd Amtrac Battalion, First Marine Division located at Marble Mountain2019-10-10T10:49:38-05:00

James William Barnes – Class of 1944

2019-10-09T10:28:51-05:00

11-14-2007 James William (Bill) Barnes died after a short illness on November 14, 2007 at 83 years of age. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania he was the son of Frank Holman Barnes and Phyllis Godson Barnes Markley, both immigrants from London, England. Bill was a resident of the New Orleans, Louisiana area for most of his life before moving to Jackson, Mississippi in 1984. Bill completed Lusher Grammar School and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1941. Upon graduating from Jesuit, Bill enrolled in Tulane University studying electrical engineering. He participated in the Navy ROTC program and prior [...]

James William Barnes – Class of 19442019-10-09T10:28:51-05:00

Ronald J. Dusse – Class of 1960

2019-10-04T16:51:44-05:00

Captain Ronald Dusse, USMC, arrived in Vietnam with VMFA-531 in 1965. He received the following mention in the official history of VMFA-531: On 25 April,(1965) the MEB launched Captain Don K. Hanna and Chief Warrant Officer- John L. Wenrich, Jr., and Captain Ronald J. Dusse and Chief Warrant Officer-2 James H. Stowell on the first CAS (Close Air Support)  scramble, to attack VG snipers along a ridge line west of Da Nang. A second scramble, led by Hanke and Schwarz, was told by the ground FAG that their rocket firing was so good that the VG refused to fire on [...]

Ronald J. Dusse – Class of 19602019-10-04T16:51:44-05:00

Wayne E. Cowen – Instructor 1967-69

2019-10-04T16:36:52-05:00

Wayne E Cowen [Staff Instructor 1967-1969] Lt. Cowen, hails from Parsons, Kansas, and is a graduate of Kansas State College with a B.S in Education. After graduation in 1960 he entered the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida, and after about 11 months of training was designated Naval Flight Off1cer His first tour of duty was with patrol squadron out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. His last tour of duty was spent as an Airborne Navigator with patrol squadron four (ASW) stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While serving in this capacity, LT. COWEN was deployed to Vietnam, [...]

Wayne E. Cowen – Instructor 1967-692019-10-04T16:36:52-05:00

Jeffrey A. Roux – Class of 1968

2019-10-04T16:19:10-05:00

Jeffrey A Roux Class of 1968 USN.  Surface Warfare Officer. Full career, retired as Commander USN Editor Note Details of CDR Roux’s service are derived from awards worn in US Navy Official photo [see below]. Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/”V’, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal w/star indicating more than 1 tour, RVN Campaign Medal, Vietnam Civic Action Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Unit Citation.

Jeffrey A. Roux – Class of 19682019-10-04T16:19:10-05:00

Wright H. Ellis – Instructor 1968

2019-10-04T16:09:07-05:00

LT Wright H. Ellis is a native of Lockport, New York, and a 1961 NROTC graduate of the University of Rochester, where he majored in history and political science. His first duty assignment was aboard the USS Harwood (DD-861) as Damage Control Assistant. He later served at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, and aboard the USS Vigil (AGR-12). Prior to reporting at Tulane he spent a year in Vietnam with the Third Marine Regiment at Da Nang, earning the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V." LT. Ellis, departed Tulane  for duty as operations officer aboard the USS Shields (DD-596). [...]

Wright H. Ellis – Instructor 19682019-10-04T16:09:07-05:00

Robert N Rosemont – Class of 1968

2019-10-02T13:26:56-05:00

Ensign Robert N Rosemont was assigned to USS Cleveland LPD-7 on graduation and commissioning. LPD-7 was deployed to Vietnam continuously from 1968-1973.

Robert N Rosemont – Class of 19682019-10-02T13:26:56-05:00

Tomas D. Sosa Y Gallagher – Class of 1968

2019-10-02T13:18:21-05:00

Ensign Sosa Y Gallagher was assigned to USS Radford DD 446 on graduation and commissioning. During 1967 1968 and 1969 DD 446 operated on Yankee Station and bombarded Viet Cong targets in South Vietnam.

Tomas D. Sosa Y Gallagher – Class of 19682019-10-02T13:18:21-05:00

LCDR Byron K. Miller – Instructor 1968

2019-10-02T13:19:44-05:00

LCDR Bryon K.  Miller was a Tulane NROTC Staff Instructor in 1968. Originally from Blackville, South Carolina, Miller is a 1951 NROTC graduate from the University of South Carolina with a B. A. Business Administration. He received his wings in 1953 after serving two years in the fleet. Prior to reporting to Tulane Mr. Miller was flying VP aircraft out of Japan and the West Coast including a deployment to Vietnam where he earned the Air Medal for combat missions flown out of Saigon and participation in operation "Market Time." Mr. Miller, departed Tulane on the third of June for [...]

LCDR Byron K. Miller – Instructor 19682019-10-02T13:19:44-05:00

Thomas S. Clower – Class of 1969

2019-09-28T15:23:15-05:00

Thomas S. Clower Class of 1969 Initial orders were to USS Mauna kea [AE-22] deployed in Westpac. The USS MAUNA KEA (AE-22) was  a Suribachi-class ammunition ship

Thomas S. Clower – Class of 19692019-09-28T15:23:15-05:00

Kenneth W. Moore, MOI 1975-1977

2019-09-28T15:21:47-05:00

Kenneth W. Moore Marine Officer Instructor [MOI] 1975-1977 RVN tour 1967. Awards include Silver Star, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal. https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/40817

Kenneth W. Moore, MOI 1975-19772019-09-28T15:21:47-05:00

Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) on the USS Kitty Hawk

2019-09-28T14:39:29-05:00

William F Font I was a Radar Intercept Officer, flying F-4 Phantoms.  My Fighter Squadron, VF-114 was deployed on the USS Kitty Hawk.  Our Vietnam cruise was November 1967 to June   1968. Awards include: Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, RVN Campaign Medal Editor Note Kitty Hawk [CVA-63] was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for exceptionally meritorious and heroic service from 23 December 1967 to 1 June 1968, which included the Tet Offensive, while participating in combat operations in Southeast Asia. William F Font, Class of 1966, BS Biology Years in Service: 1966-1970 / Years in [...]

Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) on the USS Kitty Hawk2019-09-28T14:39:29-05:00

Judge Thomas C. Wicker, Jr. (ret) – Class of 1944

2019-10-10T14:47:38-05:00

I graduated from Tulane in Feb 1944 with a BBA degree, was commissioned an ensign on the same day and received orders to report aboard the USS LACKAWANNA (AO40) at about the same time. While aboard the LACKAWANNA, my ship participated in the Hollandia campaign, Saipan, Guam, Battle of the Philippine Sea, invasion of the Philippines, Okinawa and was among the first ships to enter Tokyo Bay after the surrender by Japan. After returning home and inactive duty in the Navy, I enter the Tulane Law School in September 1946 and graduated in June 1949. One of my early [...]

Judge Thomas C. Wicker, Jr. (ret) – Class of 19442019-10-10T14:47:38-05:00

Commissioning 2019

2019-09-13T16:16:38-05:00

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!! The Navy Building on the campus of Tulane University was the site of the 2019 commissioning.  Six men and women received their commissions in the Navy and Marine Corps.  The ceremony began at 9:30 AM with the Marching On and the National Anthem.  Captain Fred Holcombe, Chaplain for Marine Forces Reserve, gave the Invocation.  The Professor of Naval Science, Captain D. Senesky, welcomed all guest and honorees.  He said this occasion marked an impressive celebration of accomplishment for the students and the staff.  He recognized special attendees including Captain Patrick Huete, USN Ret, former [...]

Commissioning 20192019-09-13T16:16:38-05:00

Notre Dame Leadership Conference 2019

2019-09-13T13:06:32-05:00

The Alumni Association, through generous donations from various members, was able to sponsor two midshipmen to attend the Notre Dame Leadership Conference in South Bend, Indiana.  MIDN 2/C Trusty and MIDN 2/C Mastendino came away with a wonderful learning experience and gave special thanks to alumni sponsors John Stelly,  James McGowan, and Fritz Teuscher. From 7-10 February 2019, the two midshipmen joined their peers from around the country.  They heard speakers from all walks of the military life and gained greater insights into what is happening in the world as related to the military—particularly the Navy and Marine Corps—and some [...]

Notre Dame Leadership Conference 20192019-09-13T13:06:32-05:00

Hail and Farewell to Unit Officers

2019-09-13T13:01:37-05:00

Farewell and Following Seas The Unit Staff said Farewell to four members, as they depart for new adventures:.     MSgt Bryan Smith, Asst Marine Officer Instructor     LT Nicholas Munns:, Freshman and Submarine Advisor     Capt. Donald Meyer, Marine Officer Instructor     LT Crystal Gonzales, Sophomore & Surface Warfare Advisor Hail and Welcome Aboard                        The Unit Staff has Hailed new staff members as they begin their latest assignments: LT Carlos Thillet  - Junior and Surface Warfare Advisor LT Jeremy Jorge – Freshman & Submarine Warfare Advisor Capt. Dorinda Pintos – Marine Officer Instructor [...]

Hail and Farewell to Unit Officers2019-09-13T13:01:37-05:00

Naval ROTC Awards and Change of Command 2019

2019-09-13T16:20:11-05:00

Early morning on 9 April, 2019, the Tulane NROTC Battalion formed up on the Tulane University Center Quad for the annual Change of Command and Awards Ceremony. The Change of Command was the first order of business with Midn 1/C William Pankey being relieved of command and Midn 2/C Samuel Beal taking the helm as the new Battalion Commander.  A Pass in Review impressed the crowd gathered for the event. The midshipmen then fell into a close formation for the Awards Ceremony.  The Alumni Association presented our two awards, the LCDR Jack Wintle and the General Robert H. Barrow Awards, [...]

Naval ROTC Awards and Change of Command 20192019-09-13T16:20:11-05:00

Earl Higgins(63) Pens a New Book

2019-09-12T14:01:25-05:00

Pelican Publishers approached Earl Higgins, class of 1963, a few years ago and asked him to write a new book.  They wanted to put out a 100 Catholic list to join their 100 Jewish list.   Thus was born 100 Catholic Things to Do Before You Die.  Earl was an English major at Tulane who went on to get a law degree.  After retiring from both the Navy and the US Court of Appeals, he is now a ranger at Jean Lafitte National Park and an author.  His other books are Metairie, Ames, High:  The Streets of Jefferson Parish and The [...]

Earl Higgins(63) Pens a New Book2019-09-12T14:01:25-05:00

Richard Dinkel – Class of 1967

2019-09-24T16:07:43-05:00

Richard “Rich” Dinkel [Deceased] Call Sign “Magic” Class of 1967 USMC. Full career,retired as LtCol. Awards include Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal I tour RVN 1972 flying F4J Phantoms with VMFA 232 “the Red Devils”. In April 1972, the Red Devils redeployed the entire squadron from Japan to Vietnam upon minimum notice in 2 days to counter the NVA spring offensive of that year. After a three month stay at DaNang, VMFA-232 moved its operations to Nam Phong, Thailand. Here they continued to fly air to ground sorties in addition to playing a key fighter role on [...]

Richard Dinkel – Class of 19672019-09-24T16:07:43-05:00

Lee H Askew, III – Class of 1966

2019-09-24T16:08:12-05:00

Lee Askew III Class of 1966. USN. Vietnam deployments aboard USS Enterprise 1966-1968. JAN 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JAN 1966 - Atlantic Ocean AUG 1966 - JUN 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam NOV 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam NOV 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1967 - Indian Ocean JAN 1968 - JUN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam

Lee H Askew, III – Class of 19662019-09-24T16:08:12-05:00

Bruce Ludwig – Class of 1967

2019-09-24T16:07:51-05:00

Bruce B. Ludwig Class of 1967 USN. Retired after full career. Most of career in Destroyers. 1 tour RVN in country.

Bruce Ludwig – Class of 19672019-09-24T16:07:51-05:00

Paul Daigle – Class of 1967

2019-10-11T16:49:56-05:00

November 6, 2017 Paul Reginald Daigle, 72 passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Interment was at a later date at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2 in Breaux Bridge. A 1967 Tulane Naval ROTC graduate, Mr. Daigle was a Marine during the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, gardening, and riding around on his tractor. He cherished moments spent with his family and friends, especially his beloved dogs. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marjorie Brewer Daigle of Breaux Bridge; daughter, Susan Elizabeth Hodge and husband Johnny of Breaux Bridge; sons, [...]

Paul Daigle – Class of 19672019-10-11T16:49:56-05:00

Judge Thomas C Wicker (44) Recipient of Scott Cowen Service Award

2019-09-15T18:52:55-05:00

On Saturday,  April 6, 2019 in the US Freedom Pavilion of the National World War II Museum, the Honorable Thomas C. Wicker, Jr. (RET) was awarded the Scott Cowen Service Award for exceptional contributions to Tulane University and the community.    The setting was a fitting location as Judge Wicker is a charter member of the National World War II Museum.   He is a member of the Tulane NROTC Class of 1944 and is a long-time Board Member of the Tulane NROTC Alumni Association. Thomas Wicker graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in 1944.  He was [...]

Judge Thomas C Wicker (44) Recipient of Scott Cowen Service Award2019-09-15T18:52:55-05:00

Jim Hunter (76) Awarded Doctor of Ministry

2019-08-30T09:25:30-05:00

Jim Hunter informed us that he was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania on May 11, 2019 at 10 am.  It was a perfectly beautiful, sunny, cool day (it rains more days than not in Western Pennsylvania).  His wife, Jeannine, was able to see the campus for the first time.  Jim's thesis is titled Confirmation, Community, and Commitment: Evaluating Church Attendance at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had been working on the thesis for six years (2013-2019), while working full-time.  "I am still not over the fact [...]

Jim Hunter (76) Awarded Doctor of Ministry2019-08-30T09:25:30-05:00

Robert W Fobes, Jr – Class of 1963

2019-09-24T16:08:26-05:00

Robert W. Fobes Jr [Deceased] Class of 1963 USN. Died on active duty 4/26/67 in aviation accident while on a then classified mission “Cloud Gap”. 1 tour RVN Editor Note His RVN service was referenced in his obituary with no additional details. A followup report on the accident here.

Robert W Fobes, Jr – Class of 19632019-09-24T16:08:26-05:00

Dr James Michael McClurkan – 1965

2019-09-24T16:08:34-05:00

James Michael McClurkan [Deceased]Senior Medical Student, Commissioned with NROTC class of 1965Retired as Captain USN Medical CorpsOfficial USN photo shows him wearing RVN Campaign MedalEditor Note  Captain McClurkan’s obituary referenced his service inVietnam as a “medic” prior to his selection to study to be a Navy Doctor.This would place him in Vietnam sometime around 1961. It would also explainHis wearing the RVN Campaign Medal [service between 1961-1973]but not the RVN Service Medal [service between 1965-1973]News article about his death 

Dr James Michael McClurkan – 19652019-09-24T16:08:34-05:00

Noah H. Long – Class of 1965

2019-09-24T16:08:47-05:00

Noah H. Long Class of 1965. USN. 31 years service, 5 years active duty, 26 years reserve duty. Retired as Rear Admiral. Served two tours RVN as Company Commander in Mobile Construction Battalion [MCB] 133. Vietnam related awards include: Navy Commendation Medal w/combat “V” and 2 gold Stars In lieu of 2nd and 3rd award, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civic Action Unit Citation, and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation. Noah H Long Oral History RADM Noah H. Long Flag Officer Entry

Noah H. Long – Class of 19652019-09-24T16:08:47-05:00

Ron J. Drez – Class of 1962

2019-09-24T16:09:09-05:00

Ron J. Drez Class of 1962 USMC. Active duty 1962-1969 1 tour RVN with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines [2/5] November 1968-March 1969 Commanding Officer Hotel Company 2/5 Awards include 2 Bronze Stars/”V”, Presidential Unit Citation [PUC] and  Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry/with silver star

Ron J. Drez – Class of 19622019-09-24T16:09:09-05:00

Charles B Barfoot – Class of 1955

2019-09-24T16:09:40-05:00

Charles B. Barfoot [Deceased] Class of 1955 USN. 4 years active duty. 33 years as civilian mathematician at the Center for Naval Analysis During Vietnam War short term assignment at III Marine Amphibious Force [MAF] HQ Danang RVN leading a team of CNA analysts Editor Note CNA is the Navy’s non-profit “think tank” located in Alexandria, VA. “If instead of sending the Observations of seamen to able Mathematicians at Land, the Land would send able Mathematicians to Sea, it would signify much more to the improvement of Navigation and safety of Men's lives and estates on the aliment.” [...]

Charles B Barfoot – Class of 19552019-09-24T16:09:40-05:00

Reuben Goodwin Rogerson – Class of 1945

2019-09-24T16:09:46-05:00

Reuben Goodwin Rogerson {Deceased] Class of 1945 USN. 31 years active duty. Retired as Rear Admiral Assigned as Operations Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff to Commander Amphibious Ready Group [ARG] 1 in 1967. Awards, among many, include RVN Cross of Gallantry and Combat Action Ribbon Editor Note ARG 1 had aboard the 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade [MAB]. At this time, the MAB contained nearly 8,000 men with nearly half  assigned to the two Seventh Fleet Special Landing Forces (SLF) Alpha and Bravo.* The two SLFS each consisted of a Marine infantry battalion, supported by a helicopter squadron and reinforced [...]

Reuben Goodwin Rogerson – Class of 19452019-09-24T16:09:46-05:00

Homer Gray Hutchinson III – Class of 1966

2019-08-15T17:35:57-05:00

May 8,2002 Gray Hutchinson entered the Marine Corps through NROTC after graduation from Tulane University in 1966. He earned his "Wings of Gold" in early 1968. After transition training for the F-4 Phantom, he flew combat missions with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-542 in the Republic of South Vietnam. He also served as a Forward Air Controller with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines in the Republic of South Vietnam. Gray had additional tours with Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons 201, 312, 323, and 333. He was a graduate of the Navy's elite "Top Gun" school and served as a T-2 Buckeye [...]

Homer Gray Hutchinson III – Class of 19662019-08-15T17:35:57-05:00

Homer Gray Hutchinson III – Class of 1966

2019-09-24T16:09:52-05:00

Homer Gray “Hutch” Hutchinson III [Deceased] Class of 1966 USMC. 23 years active duty. Retired as LtCol Designated Naval Aviator 1968. I tour RVN 1968-1969. Flew F4B Phantom II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 542; served as Forward Air Controller [FAC] with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines.

Homer Gray Hutchinson III – Class of 19662019-09-24T16:09:52-05:00

Robert L. Bross – PNS 1963-66

2019-09-24T16:09:59-05:00

Robert W. L. Bross [Deceased] USMC. 27 years active duty. Retired as Colonel Professor of Naval Science [PNS] Tulane NROTC 1963-1966 Masters degree Tulane University Slavic Languages 1970 Senior Advisor South Korean [ROK] Marine Brigade [Blue Dragon Brigade] 1967-1968 Editor Note – from September 1965 to February 1972 the ROK Marine Brigade was Operational in South Vietnam. It was under the operational control of the US III Marine Amphibious Force [III MAF] commander. A USMC Colonel was assigned as the Senior Advisor to the ROK Marine General in command. USMC officers were assigned at most levels of command to provide [...]

Robert L. Bross – PNS 1963-662019-09-24T16:09:59-05:00

Stanley H. Carpenter – Class of 1946

2019-09-24T16:10:05-05:00

Stanley H. Carpenter [Deceased] Class of 1946 USMC. 30 years active duty. Retired as Colonel. 1 RVN tour 1968-1969. Officer in Charge Chu Lai Airbase; subsequently Commanding Officer Marine Wing Support Group 17 [MWSG-17] at Danang. Editor Note – as a 1st Lt, prior to being designated a Naval Aviator, his platoon of Amtracs led the 1st wave at Blue Beach II at the Inchon landing in the Korean War.

Stanley H. Carpenter – Class of 19462019-09-24T16:10:05-05:00

David Emile Crais – Class of 1960

2019-09-24T16:10:15-05:00

David Emile Crais [Deceased] Class of 1960 USMC. 20 years active duty. Retired as LtCol. One tour RVN in mid 60s. A review of alumni records and online records reveals that David Emile Crais [NROTC Class of 1960] was the nephew of David Emile Crais [NROTC Class of 1942], LtJg USN KIA in 1944 in the Mediterranean.

David Emile Crais – Class of 19602019-09-24T16:10:15-05:00

Harry Lamont Belin – Class of 1965

2019-09-24T16:10:22-05:00

Class of 1965 USN. Two tours RVN late 1960s and early 1970s. Specialized in Intelligence and Psychological Operations. A week after his rotation back to CONUS after his 2nd tour a bomb was detonated one floor above his hotel room in Saigon. His father was a career Naval Intelligence officer. His grandfather served with “Wild Bill” Donovan in the WW2 Office of Strategic Services [OSS].

Harry Lamont Belin – Class of 19652019-09-24T16:10:22-05:00

Robert H. Barrow MOI 1957-1960

2019-10-21T10:34:45-05:00

Marine Officer Instructor [MOI] Tulane NROTC 1957-1960 27th Commandant of Marine Corps 1979-1983 Honorary Doctorate Tulane University Commanding Officer 9th Marine Regiment in RVN, Deputy G-3 III MAF 1968-1969 Famous for Operation Dewey Canyon Also served in WWII, Korean War. Awards include: Navy Cross; Army Distinguished Service Cross; Silver Star, Bronze Star/”V”; Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation; Vietnam Service Medal; National Order of Vietnam; RVN Gallantry Cross; RVN  Meritorious Unit Citation, RVN Campaign Medal

Robert H. Barrow MOI 1957-19602019-10-21T10:34:45-05:00

Clifford M Graf – Class of 1965

2019-08-17T12:04:12-05:00

USN. Aviator 28 years active duty. Retired as Captain USN 2 cruises off Vietnam 1967-1969 flying A-4s from USS Coral Sea and USS Ranger. Met with Tulane NROTC classmate Rodney Chastant at Cubi O’Club just prior to Chastant being KIA in Vietnam. 3rd cruise off Vietnam 1972-1973 flying A-6s from USS America. Participated in Christmas bombing offensive. Shot down 23 January 1973; rescued by helo from USS America. Wounded when shot down, awarded Purple Heart Medal. January 23, 1973 was the day President Nixon announced he was going to sign the Treaty with North Vietnam. Graf's plane was the last [...]

Clifford M Graf – Class of 19652019-08-17T12:04:12-05:00

Ronald E. Shrieves – Class of 1965

2019-08-17T12:04:25-05:00

USN. 2 years active duty 1967-1969. During that period served aboard USS Long Beach CGN-9. Editor Note  During the period 1967-1969 the USS Long Beach Had 2 WESTPAC deployments off coast of North Vietnam. In May 1968 and later in June 1968 shot down 2 MIGs with Talos missiles at range of 60+ miles.

Ronald E. Shrieves – Class of 19652019-08-17T12:04:25-05:00

Micheal P Reddington Class of 1966

2019-08-17T12:03:32-05:00

USN. Aviator. Deceased 8 years active duty; 18 years reserve duty; Retired as Captain USNR. 2 tours Republic of Vietnam [RVN] late 1960s, early 1970s During RVN tours specialized in Prisoner of War [POW] recovery intelligence. Notably, he was the debrief officer for John McCain.

Micheal P Reddington Class of 19662019-08-17T12:03:32-05:00

A-6A All Weather Attack Aircraft

2019-09-24T16:10:35-05:00

K. C. (Kit) Corcoran On my first tour (1969-70), I served in Vietnam with VMA(AW)-242 at Danang, flying A-6A Intruder aircraft. During the course of about 10-months I flew about 200 missions, dropping close to 2-million pounds of bombs in South Vietnam and elsewhere. Most of our flying was elsewhere, conducted at night, typically single-ship in rain and cloud, at 500-1000 feet altitude, in valleys between the mountain ridges, and travelling as fast (450-500 knots) as the Hogship would go carrying 28 bombs, while the bad guys did their best to [...]

A-6A All Weather Attack Aircraft2019-09-24T16:10:35-05:00

Swift Boat: Mekong River Interdiction

2019-09-24T16:02:56-05:00

Bruce (Buz) E. Sulzner I volunteered for Swift Boat Operations. In May of 1970, after completing the QC Officer course at NATTC GLYNCO, I was detached and ordered to report to COSRON ONE, Vietnam via TAD at the PCF/Riverine Warfare School at NIOTC Mare Island, Vallejo, California. While on TAD at NIOTC, I attended SERE training at Whidbey island, Washington and weapons training at NAD HAWTHORNE, Nevada. […]

Swift Boat: Mekong River Interdiction2019-09-24T16:02:56-05:00