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Gordon Overton Ewin – Class of 1943


1923 - 2012 EWIN Gordon Overton Ewin, attorney and planter, died on June 16 at age 89. He was predeceased by his wife, Katharine Keller Ewin, his brother James P. Ewin, Jr., his sister Havard Ewin Schmidt, and his grandson David Laurence Faust, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Katharine Adair Ewin Faust and her husband David, his granddaughter Lucy Adair Faust, his brother Dabney Minor Ewin, M.D. and his wife Marilyn, his sister-in-law Louise Nelson Ewin, and numerous nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Born in New Orleans on June 1, 1923, he graduated from New [...]

Gordon Overton Ewin – Class of 19432019-02-10T21:17:47-06:00

Charles W. Frank, Jr. – Class of 1943


1922 - 2011 Charles Frank Jr., 89, Hunter, Decoy Carver, a New Orleans executive who was passionate about traveling the world in pursuit of animals to shoot, fish and photograph, died Tuesday at Touro Infirmary. He was 89. A lifelong New Orleanian, Mr. Frank earned a degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University. He was president of L. Frank & Co., a wholesale butter, poultry and egg corporation, until he retired in 1983. His business success let him roam the world in search of exotic quarry. In 2004, when he was 81, Mr. Frank was interviewed about [...]

Charles W. Frank, Jr. – Class of 19432019-02-10T21:18:02-06:00

Alvin G. Gottschall – Class of 1943


1922 - 2010 Alvin G. Gottschall passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010. Graveside services will be held at Lake Park Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Mr. Gottschall, son of the late Alvin Musser and Thelma Austin Gottschall, was a native of New Orleans, La., and resident of Point Clear, Ala. He attended Tulane University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and the Naval R.O.T.C. Unit, graduating with a BE in Mechanical Engineering in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre as an Engineer officer [...]

Alvin G. Gottschall – Class of 19432019-02-10T21:18:18-06:00

Allen B. Koltun – Class of 1943


1923 - 2013 Allen Busch Koltun, 90, passed away peacefully in New Orleans on March 20, 2013 from heart failure. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Fleurette Lurie Koltun, father of his loving children, daughter Fran Koltun Averett, son Dr. Douglas Koltun (Eila); and 3 adored grandchildren, Rachel, Benjamin and Sarah; his sister, Shirley Koltun Schiffman and her family. Son of the late Meyer Koltun and Rose Busch, Allen was predeceased by his oldest son Lawrence Koltun. Mr. Koltun received his BBA from Tulane in 1943. He served as Commanding Officer of the [...]

Allen B. Koltun – Class of 19432019-02-10T21:18:31-06:00

Wilson F. “Bill” Minor – Class of 1943


1922 - 2017 Journalist and newspaper editor Wilson F. Minor, 94, whose dogged reporting on civil rights, corruption and politicians from Theodore Bilbo to Phil Bryant changed history, died March 28 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation will be Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St Richard's Catholic Church, 1242 Lynwood Drive, Jackson, Miss. 39206. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at St Richard's Catholic Church. He will be remembered as a rare native white Southern reporter who aggressively reported on the triumphs and atrocities of the Mississippi civil-rights struggle. [...]

Wilson F. “Bill” Minor – Class of 19432019-02-10T21:18:42-06:00

Malcolm S. Peters – Class of 1943


1923 - 2012 Malcolm Sidney Peters, age 89, died July 18, 2012, in Clemson, SC, of kidney failure. He was born in New Orleans, LA, October 15, 1922, the son of Sidney and Luella Peters. He was predeceased by his wife Jean, who died November 18, 2008. He is survived by his two sons, Randy Peters (Tiffany, daughters Rachel, Allison, Caitlin) and Chris Peters (Alice, daughters Susannah, Elisabeth), both of Clemson, SC. Malcolm was a graduate of Fortier High School, Tulane University where he played basketball, and Columbia University's Teachers College. When his father died, Malcolm was [...]

Malcolm S. Peters – Class of 19432019-02-10T21:18:58-06:00

James W. Stevenson, Jr. – Class of 1976


RADM James W. Stevenson, Jr., USN (Ret.) A native of Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Rear Admiral Stevenson graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in political science in May of 1976. He was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) in May 1976. His sea service tours include: Electronic Material and Warfare Officer, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and First Lieutenant of the guided missile frigate USS Richard L. Page (FFG 5) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia; Combat Systems Officer and Engineer Officer in the guided missile frigate USS [...]

James W. Stevenson, Jr. – Class of 19762019-04-25T20:25:16-05:00

James B. Godwin, III – Class of 1973


RADM James B. Godwin, III., USN (Ret.) Rear Admiral (retired) James Basil Godwin Ill transitioned from the United States Navy in 2006 after 33 years of service, which included extensive experience in critical program and fiscal management, systems integration, problem solving and successful program delivery in the Defense domain. Rear Admiral Godwin is a decorated Naval Aviator with fleet assignments in both the A-7 Corsair II and the F/A-18 Hornet with more than 4500 flight hours embarked in numerous Carrier Air Wings and Carrier Strike Groups. He joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Oct 2014. He served as the Senior Vice [...]

James B. Godwin, III – Class of 19732019-02-10T21:02:22-06:00

James M. Walley – Class of 1970


RADM James M. Walley, Jr., CEC, USNR (Ret.) RADM Walley was born in Orange County, California and raised in a Marine Corps aviation family environment. He graduated from Tulane University (1970) with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and concurrently received a commission in the Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy. RADM Walley served 11 years on active duty, first with the Seabees (NMCB 74) and made two deployments to the Republic of Vietnam. Following Vietnam, he was transferred to Washington DC and had assignments in construction with Chesapeake Division and in public works at NAF Andrews, [...]

James M. Walley – Class of 19702019-02-10T21:02:44-06:00

Eric A. McVadon, Jr. – Class of 1958


Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) Biographical Events: Earned Wings in 1960; Served in various ships and squadrons; Attended Naval Postgraduate School; Served on Navy Staff; Attended Navy & Nat'l War Colleges 1960-77; Commanded VP-40 1975; Served in Office of SecDef 1977; Served in Office of Chairman JCS 1980; Commanded Naval Station Keflavik 1982; Dep. Dir. Defense Mapping Agency; Commander Iceland Defense Force 1986; Defense & Naval Attache in China 1990; Retired 1992. Consultant on East Asia security affairs 1992-present. Married for 51 years to Marshall Marie Phillips McVadon of Baton Rouge, 5 children, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Live [...]

Eric A. McVadon, Jr. – Class of 19582019-02-10T21:03:05-06:00

Charles H. Mayfield – Class of 1947


Rear Admiral, Supply Corps, USN (Ret.) Admiral Mayfield enlisted in the Navy in 1942, became a radioman first class and participated in several South Pacific invasions. He was selected for officer training in the Navy’s V-12 program at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette and returned to the United States in June 1944. He was transferred to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Tulane University in 1945. He was commissioned in the Naval Reserve and rose from ensign to rear admiral. He held four different commands spanning 20 years of his almost 40 years of service. [...]

Charles H. Mayfield – Class of 19472019-02-10T21:04:09-06:00

Otto Douglas Schumann – Class of 1944


Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) RADM Schumann was commissioned from the Tulane NROTC Unit in 1944. He was a native of New Orleans but settled in his later years in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the reserves. For more information on his life, please visit his obituary.

Otto Douglas Schumann – Class of 19442019-02-10T21:04:40-06:00

Awards: Midshipmen Receive 2018 Honors


Association Board Members Present Graduation Awards to Midshipman 1/C Madeline Smith and Midshipman 1/C Jacob Marvell. The Alumni Association presented two awards.  The LCDR Jack Wintle Award goes to an exceptional senior Navy Option and the General Robert H. Barrow Award goes to an outstanding senior Marine Option. Tim Huete, Alumni Association President, and Gregory Kahn, Treasurer, were at the ceremony to present these deserving midshipmen with the honors. The Wintle Award went to Midshipman 1/C Madeline Smith. She hails from Louisville, Kentucky and will graduate from Tulane University with a degree in Economics. She is looking forward to a [...]

Awards: Midshipmen Receive 2018 Honors2018-09-08T18:56:39-05:00

St Marc Flotte – Class of 1942


Personal Data Native of New Orleans Graduated Jesuit High School Tulane Class of 1942, College of Commerce, Beta Gama Sigma USMC Assignments / Engagements New Orleans Airport: Elimination-Based (E-Base) training. Member of Black Wing.  Responsible for construction of new air base.  Passed through E-base with 4 hours solo time—6 short of normal requirements. Corpus Christi, TX; Flight Training: Successfully complete ground school and flight training at Corpus Christi.  Received Commission in 1941.  Saw Marines were going to be flying B-26s, and applied.  Marine Corps eventually scrapped program.  Made Marine Naval Aviators instructors.  Transferred from Corpus to Dallas, TX. Dallas, TX; [...]

St Marc Flotte – Class of 19422019-02-10T22:12:07-06:00

Shout-Out: Mardi Gras Drill Meet


Every year the Tulane Naval ROTC battalion hosts one of the largest drill meets in the nation. Traditionally held on the Friday before Fat Tuesday, the battalion faces one of its most difficult tasks all year–organizing, running, and accounting for the 30+ universities from across the nation that elect to attend. The drill meet consists of Platoon Inspection, Platoon Armed Basic Drill, Squad Basic Drill, Color Guard, Platoon Exhibition, and Individual Exhibition. The events will be judged by senior enlisted Marines whose thorough knowledge of the drill manual and drill competitions make them more than up to the task. [...]

Shout-Out: Mardi Gras Drill Meet2018-09-08T18:54:51-05:00