Obituaries and Memorials

Calvin Palmer Jones, Jr. (1974)


1951 - 2023 Calvin Palmer Jones, Jr. born in New Orleans, died at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington on Monday, November 13, 2023, at age 72. He graduated from De La Salle High School and received a Master of Architecture Degree from Tulane University where he participated in the Naval ROTC program. Upon graduation he received the rank of Ensign, thus beginning a more than 30-year active and reserve career in the United States Navy. While on active duty he served in U.S. Territory, Guam and La Madelena, Sardinia, as well as being recalled to [...]

Calvin Palmer Jones, Jr. (1974)2024-03-18T12:49:19-05:00

Arthur Wade Foss, Jr. (Class of 1944)


1925 - 2017 Arthur Wade Foss, Jr died on 25 July 2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Deeply regret having to advise the passing last night of Arthur Foss, CDR, USNR Ret., Tulane NROTC Class of 1944, Past President of TuNROTC Alumni Association, Co-originator of the Oral History Operation, Co-Chairman of the 50th Reunion. Arthur's contribution was the generation and publication of the Tulane NROTC Alumni Lists that form the basis of the Association's Data Base. Funeral arrangements are in the hands of the Delhomme Funeral Home, Lafayette, LA. As reported by Norris Fant Obituary Published by The [...]

Arthur Wade Foss, Jr. (Class of 1944)2023-11-29T10:43:55-06:00

Wilmer Grant Collier Jr. (1960)


1939 - 2023 Wilmer Grant Collier, Jr., of Slidell, LA, a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on August 21, 2023. Grant was 86 years old. He is survived by his loving wife Barbie of 63 years, three children, Kim Dammicci (Tony) of Dallas, TX; Rick Collier of Homosassa, FL; and Ken Collier (Melissa) of Slidell, LA; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Chris Pell (Jim) of Mount Airy, NC. Grant was born on March 11, 1937, to Wilmer Grant Collier, Sr. and Edna Tickel Collier [...]

Wilmer Grant Collier Jr. (1960)2023-09-11T08:30:50-05:00

Thomas Allen Rollow Jr. (1975)


1953 - 2022 Tom passed away peacefully at home on December 9, 2022 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease with his wife and two children by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Paula Medeiros Rollow; daughter, Stephanie Rollow of Arlington, Virginia; and son, Thomas (Jessica) Rollow, III of Kingston, Massachusetts; granddaughter, Madison; sister, Terry (Pete) Dunavant of El Paso, Texas; sisters-in-law Lyda Pitman, Virginia Medeiros (Jerry Sitek), and Gail Medeiros; several nieces and nephews; and step-mother, Mattie (Mitzie) Rollow. Tom was born on August 27, 1953 to Thomas Rollow and Bonnie [...]

Thomas Allen Rollow Jr. (1975)2023-09-20T15:26:14-05:00

Laurence Hay Turner Jr. (1964)


1942 - 2022 Captain Laurence H. Turner, Jr. U.S. Navy (ret.), passed away 29-December following a long illness. A native of San Diego, Capt. Turner was born 23-March, 1942. After graduating ROTC from Tulane University, he went on to serve as a model officer during a 30-year career that included Commanding Officer tours aboard USS Paul F. Foster (DD964), USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) and USS Saipan (LHA-2), as well as Commanding Officer - Naval Communication Station Rota, Spain. Capt. Turner is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra, son Laurence Turner III, son Christopher Turner, [...]

Laurence Hay Turner Jr. (1964)2023-08-08T09:14:35-05:00

Richard Orme Werlein (1945)


1924 - 2023 It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Richard Orme Werlein. WW2 veteran (Navy), Antarctic explorer, Tulane Law school Graduate. A good son of New Orleans. At 98, his body could no longer hold the weight of his many years. He died peacefully in his sleep with family by his side. “Buddy” lived in greater Houston and was loved by many. He practiced law for over 70 years and offered his services to everyone, regardless of their ability to afford representation. He never spoke ill of anyone, and his [...]

Richard Orme Werlein (1945)2023-06-17T11:19:38-05:00

Norris LaDew Fant (1944)


1924 - 2023 Norris LaDew Fant departed for the next Big Adventure on April 24, 2023 at age 99. He was preceded in death by his father and mother: Arlington Pope and Ruth Fitz-Gibbon Fant; by his three brothers: Arlington Pope, Jr., William Foster, and Donald Fitz-Gibbon Fant; by his oldest son Stephen Norris Fant (Lynda); and by his wonderful wife of 70 years: Daisy Lucille Barbre Fant. He is succeeded by two outstanding children: Katherine Ruth Fant Mulloy (Edward), and Donald Fitz-Gibbon Fant (Andrée), and three brilliant grandchildren: Stephen Marshall, Preston Lafaye, and Elise Lavie [...]

Norris LaDew Fant (1944)2023-07-24T08:11:28-05:00

Thomas Carey Wicker, Jr. (1944)


Class of 1944 Honorable Thomas Carey Wicker, Jr., ("Tom"), peacefully passed away on February 24, 2021. Tom's adventurous 97 years were defined by his dedication to his loved ones and to service. Tom's dedication to service was marked by his lifelong passions for both Tulane University and the United States Navy. These passions began in 1940 when Tom entered Tulane University College of Commerce and Business Administration, joining the Naval R.O.T.C. Unit. Upon his graduation from Tulane on February 1, 1944, Tom was commissioned as an ensign, eventually receiving promotions to lieutenant (junior grade) and gunnery [...]

Thomas Carey Wicker, Jr. (1944)2023-03-28T16:11:44-05:00

Hunter Ellis Babin (1955)


Class of 1955 Hunter Ellis Babin passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 18, 2023 at the age of 90. He is survived by his beloved wife of eight years Mary Folse Hillery Babin. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years Catherine Chapman Babin. He was the father of Catherine (Kitsie) Babin Garland (Bobby) of Richmond, Virginia, and Laura Babin Charbonnet (Kenny) of Memphis, Tennessee. He is also survived by his step-children Mary Margaret (Mamie) Hillery and Julian (Jubi) Swoop Hillery, Jr. (Jeannie) of New Orleans, and Isabel Hillery McCluskey [...]

Hunter Ellis Babin (1955)2023-03-28T16:13:04-05:00

Hal Joseph Drez (1961)


Class of 1961 Hal Joseph Drez, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at the age of 84. Hal was a graduate of Jesuit High School and Tulane University graduating with a degree in electrical engineering.  He also served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy serving aboard the USS Saratoga and the USS Furse.  He was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather.  He had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. He is survived by his wife of 60 [...]

Hal Joseph Drez (1961)2023-03-28T16:13:24-05:00

Bruce Albert North (1962)


Class of 1962 Bruce Albert “Pops” North passed away peacefully on August 12, 2022, surrounded by his family. Bruce was born in 1940 in Algiers, Louisiana to William Bruce North, Jr. and Gerardine Guillot North. He is survived by his children, Michael (Terri), Brian (Sueann), and Katherine Costantini; his grandchildren, Molly Bilich (Luke), Eric North (Emily), William North (Julie), Jack North, and Nate Costantini; and his great grandchildren, Amalie Bilich, Wesley North, and Luka Bilich. He is also survived by the matriarch of our family, Judy Nolan Nelson, and his life-long friend and loving companion, Judy [...]

Bruce Albert North (1962)2023-02-10T09:01:03-06:00

Thomas Early (PNS 1993- 1994)


1942 - 2020 On Monday, November 2, 2020, Colonel Thomas Michael Early, USMC, (ret.), loving husband of Marie and father of Patrick and Kathleen, passed away after a long illness at the age of 78. Throughout his long distinguished career in the Marine Corps, he earned 3 Legions of Merit, a Bronze Star with Combat V, a Purple Heart, and numerous other citations. He served with distinction in Vietnam as a company commander with the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines. Following his retirement from the Marine Corps, he led a JROTC program, taught high school science, and was [...]

Thomas Early (PNS 1993- 1994)2022-08-18T17:21:00-05:00

Luke James Sanna (1978)


1956 - 2022 Luke James Sanna, accomplished traveler, hat enthusiast, and bonafide funny guy, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. He was 66. Luke led a life unlike any other, an epic hero of sorts. He lived and traveled all around the world, told the most captivating stories, could find the solution to any problem, and always had a piece of wisdom to offer. He graduated from Tulane University in 1978 with a BS in biomedical engineering through the university’s Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Thereafter he completed his Nuclear Power Training and served on [...]

Luke James Sanna (1978)2023-03-28T16:13:47-05:00

Warren John Nolan (1944)


1923 - 2021 Warren John Nolan, age 97, of New Orleans, was called home February 25, 2021. He was born on November 25, 1923 in New Orleans, LA to the late Ralph P. and Ruth B. Nolan. Warren was an alumnus of Jesuit High School and Tulane University, where he studied architecture. He was a proud WWII U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Pacific aboard an aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Bunker Hill, CV-17. He has an interview on file at the World War Two Museum in New Orleans, as well as his Tulane University NROTC Unit [...]

Warren John Nolan (1944)2023-03-28T16:14:40-05:00

Thomas Jacob Schoen, Sr. (1957)


1966 - 2021 Thomas "Tom" Jacob Schoen Sr. departed this life at the age of 87 and began his Eternal Life with our Lord on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. After a dignified battle and according to his wishes, his warrior spirit passed into Heaven lovingly surrounded by his adoring wife, and comforted by his loving sons, daughters, and his eldest grandson. Tom is survived by his wife, Ellen "Tay" Jackson Schoen, his two sons, Thomas Jacob Schoen Jr., and Robert Taylor Schoen (Autumn Caldwell Schoen), his three daughters Lorraine Ellen Schoen, Susan Frances Schoen, Stephanie Aline Schoen [...]

Thomas Jacob Schoen, Sr. (1957)2023-03-28T16:15:02-05:00

Arthur Lloyd Hensley Jr (1988)


1966 - 2021 Captain Arthur Lloyd Hensley, Jr, United States Navy Surface Warfare Officer (Retired) serving from 1988-2016 passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 55. He was born on July 24, 1966 in Nashville, TN. Lloyd (Paw Paw) is survived by his wife of 32 years Lauren Heisler Hensley; daughters Emma Taylor(Christian), Rachel Hensley(Brad), and Caroline Hensley; grandchildren Nora and Thomas Taylor; mother Janet; siblings Lisa (Bob), Kent, and Tim (DeAnna); nephews Taylor (Cate) and Trevor; aunts and uncles Carol (Dick), Jim, Betsy (Mike), and Diane; and countless cousins, friends, and his [...]

Arthur Lloyd Hensley Jr (1988)2023-03-28T16:15:26-05:00

Wilbert L. Argus Jr (1962)


1940 - 2018 Wilbert L. 'Bill' Argus Jr., 78, of New Orleans, died November 27, 2018 in the home he designed and built for his family in Lakeview. Mr. Argus was a renowned architect, mentor, and designer of numerous churches and other structures for the Roman Catholic Archdioceses of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Biloxi, and Mobile, as well as schools for the St. Tammany Parish School Board. Born August 3, 1940 in New Orleans, Bill spent his formative years in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi where he was Valedictorian of the Class of 1957 at St. Stanislaus High [...]

Wilbert L. Argus Jr (1962)2023-03-28T16:15:52-05:00

James Robert Pond (1981)


1959 - 2021 James Robert Pond, Director of Transportation for Monroe County, 62, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. He was born Aug. 24, 1959, in Oak Park, IL to James Burton III and Marguerite (Scaer) Pond. Jim married Mary Alice Whiting on April 20, 1991. They celebrated their 30th anniversary this year. Jim has been a member of Pittsford Community Church for over fifteen years, including six years as a trustee, and was actively involved in the church choir. He was involved in many community activities over the years, including riding with the Saturday morning bike [...]

James Robert Pond (1981)2023-03-28T16:16:50-05:00

Douglas Joubert Sr (1952)


1930 - 2011 Douglas Joseph Joubert, Sr passed away suddenly on March 1, 2011 at the age of 80 from complications of double knee replacement surgery. Doug was a giant of a man in many ways and will be greatly missed. Doug was born to Lorraine and August Joubert on November 30, 1930. He had one sister Celeste Joubert Gagnon. Doug was an excellent student and played every sport he could. He attended St Aloysius High school where his continued good work was rewarded with an ROTC scholarship to Tulane University where he graduated in Chemistry. It [...]

Douglas Joubert Sr (1952)2023-03-28T16:17:14-05:00

Jerome Riehl (2008)


March 20, 2017 Captain Jerome Riehl, USMC (Ret) 38, of Hernando, Miss., passed away March 20, 2017. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Hernando. Jerome is survived by his wife Sarah Riehl of Hernando, children, Thomas, Allison, Lauren, Hannah, Gabriella, Benjamin and Emma Riehl all of Hernando, parents, Alice and John Newman of Slidell, La., siblings, Christopher Riehl of Waco, Texas, Thomas Riehl of Dallas, Texas, Timothy Riehl of Columbus, Ga., Nicole Riehl of Slidell, La., Armand Riehl of Savanah, Ga., Patricia Andre of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Jacquelyn Talvin of Gulfport, Miss., [...]

Jerome Riehl (2008)2023-03-28T16:18:03-05:00

George Murphy Herbert Markey Jr. (51)


June 17, 2021 George Murphy Herbert Markey, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Metairie on Thursday, June 17, 2021, with his loving wife of 25 years, Josie, by his side. He was 92 years old. George was a native of New Orleans having been born on Desire Street on January 12, 1929. He is survived by his wife Josephine Hay Markey, his children Patricia Hanley (Tom) of Houston, TX, Germaine Brupbacher (Guy) of Pass Christian, MS, George M. Markey, III and three stepdaughters, Lisa Hay Rourke (Brian), Elizabeth Hay Roberts (John) of Houston, TX and [...]

George Murphy Herbert Markey Jr. (51)2023-03-28T15:54:04-05:00

Charles E. McHale Jr. (45)


May 18, 2015 Charles Edmund McHale, Jr. died on May 18, 2015 surrounded by loved ones at his home. He was 89 years of age, and the beloved husband of Betty Woodward McHale for 62 years. Charles was the son of the late Charles Edmund McHale, Sr. and the late Mrs. Lillian Berniard McHale. He is survived by his four daughters: Ginger McHale Tobey of Westport, CT; Cindy McHale Starling (Philip) of Hopkinsville, KY; Lisa McHale Creed (Curtis) of Baton Rouge, LA; and Willow Hale of Los Angeles, CA. He was grandfather to nine: Caroline Tobey, Charlie [...]

Charles E. McHale Jr. (45)2021-06-22T19:31:57-05:00

Captain James Toups (61)


August 10, 2016 Retired prominent and  attorney, and USN Captain, James E. Toups, Jr. died Wednesday, August 10, at St. James Place after a long illness with Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia. He was 76. Jim was a native of New Orleans and a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge High, and attended Tulane University on a Naval Scholarship where he was President of his fraternity, Kappa Sigma. He graduated in 1961 with a major in Physics and a minor in Math. It was at Tulane that he met the love of his [...]

Captain James Toups (61)2021-06-22T16:23:25-05:00

Dr. Edward Stormont Lindsey (52)


March 23, 2018 Dr. Edward Stormont Lindsey died peacefully at home on Friday, March 23 at age 87. He was predeceased by his parents, the Rev. Edward Austin Lindsey and Jane Stormont Lindsey, and his sister Jane Austin Lindsey Gilcoat (Bill) and brother Homer MacMillan Lindsey (Joan). He is survived by Margaret Ann Turfitt Lindsey, the love of his life, two children, Ann Lindsey Wilhelm (Jack) of Austin, TX, and M. T. Dean Lindsey (Peggy) of State College, PA, and four grandchildren: Edward Morton Wilhelm of Austin, TX; Caroline Ann Lindsey Meneau (Mitchell) of Chicago, IL; David [...]

Dr. Edward Stormont Lindsey (52)2022-01-05T12:05:25-06:00

Carlos J. Indest III (65)


July 20, 2020 Carlos Joseph Indest, III went to his Eternal Rest on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Covington, LA. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 5, 1940. Married to and loving husband of Margaret "Peggy" Collura Indest for 53 years and the proud father of Karl J. Indest (Lisa) and Jason A. Indest (Allison), and the grandfather (Paw-Paw) of Dominic J. Indest, Samuel J. Indest, and Alexander W. Indest. Son of Carlos J. Indest, Jr. and Edna Louise Abadie, both deceased, and the maternal grandson of Annie Cauenberg Abadie, also deceased. Attended Holy [...]

Carlos J. Indest III (65)2021-06-22T15:40:46-05:00

David B. Favrot – Class of 1954


1931 - 2021 David Blair Favrot passed away peacefully on January 10, 2021 at his home in New Orleans, surrounded by his family. Blair was born in New Orleans on October 15, 1931. He attended Isidore Newman school and graduated from The Lawrenceville School of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He was awarded his degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University in 1954. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and elected to Tau Beta Pi scholastic fraternity. He served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy, and started his career with P. Thompson Tool & Supply. He [...]

David B. Favrot – Class of 19542023-03-28T15:47:16-05:00

Charles L. Eshleman – Class of 1945


1925 - 2021 Charles Leverich Eshleman, Jr., son of the late Charles Leverich Eshleman, MD and Anais Legendre Eshleman, died on February 25, 2021. He was 96 years old. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Helen Eileen Turner Eshleman and his sisters, Anais Eshleman Bezou and Kathleen Eshleman Maginnis. He is survived by his two children, Helen Eileen Eshleman Stewart (Parker) and Charles Leverich Eshleman, III (Helen). He is also survived by five grandchildren, Virginia Stewart Evans (Ryan), William Parker Stewart, Jr., (Laine), Charles Eshleman Stewart, Charles Robert Eshleman (Logan McClellan), Katherine Eshleman [...]

Charles L. Eshleman – Class of 19452021-05-03T05:15:32-05:00

John B. Hunt – Class of 1955


1933 - 2020 John Baker Hunt of Severna Park. MD was born October 20, 1933 in Pine Bluff. AR to the late Rosa and Victor Hunt. He was the oldest son of eight children. Although the family was challenged with many hardships growing up, strong Christian values, education, and a loving family enabled them to become successful and productive members of society. John graduated first in his class from Pine Bluff High School in 1951. He attended Tulane University on an NROTC scholarship where he w as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the president of the [...]

John B. Hunt – Class of 19552023-03-28T15:54:51-05:00

Lt John C. Crawford – Staff 1964-66


Lt Crawford  was Sophomore Instructor for 2 years, during which he was Faculty Advisor to the Radio Club and The Barnacle. He came to Tulane NROTC in September 1964 from the USS Cone (DD-876) where he was the Weapons Officer. He departed in June 1966 to serve on the Staff of Admiral Ward, Commander US Naval Forces Vietnam. At the time of his death he was assigned to the Coastal Surveillance Force and served on Swift Boats. On March 10, 1967, a U.S. Navy VC-47J (#99844) from Tan Son Nhut Air Base Detachment, Naval Support Activity (NAVSUPACT) Saigon, [...]

Lt John C. Crawford – Staff 1964-662021-07-23T10:12:04-05:00

Frank Laboureur (75) June 16, 2011


1954 - 2011 Frank Marcel Laboureur , age 57, a resident of New Orleans, LA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Deinze, Belgium, Frank came to the United States at the age of 18 months with his parents, the late Jacques Louis Laboureur and Yvette D'haene Laboureur. He was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated from Northside High School. Upon graduation from Tulane University, Frank was commissioned through NROTC in the United States Navy and served for four years. He returned to New Orleans in 1981 where he [...]

Frank Laboureur (75) June 16, 20112021-02-26T12:24:44-06:00

Jason C Woodbury – 1998


1976 - 2016 On January 8, 2016. the world lost a shining and beautiful star, as Jason Charles Woodbury passed away at the age of 39. Born in St. Paul on May 12, 1976, to Lynn and Charles Woodbury, Jason had more joy, love, and adventures in his 39 years that most people have in 90. Jason and his family moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1988, and he graduated from Antilles High School in 1994. He went on to graduate from Tulane University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Jason was an active member of [...]

Jason C Woodbury – 19982023-03-28T15:55:51-05:00

Avery Stirratt III Class of 1954


1932 - 2020 Avery Stirratt III, of New Orleans, passed away peacefully the morning of Good Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Lambeth House. The cause of death was cancer. He will be greatly missed by many friends and his loving family. He is survived by his second wife, Marietta Moyer Lanier Stirratt; five children: Betsy (Blaise Cronin), Avery IV (Nada), Anne Elston (Jeff), Laurie (Carl Blackledge), and John (Crissy); four step-children: Charles Lanier Jr. (Reecee), Leslie Stumpff (Scott), Kathryn Lanier, and Evelyn Langdale (Pope); four grandchildren: Ben and Andrew Wolin, Erin Fitzmaurice, and Tallulah Stirratt; ten step-grandchildren: [...]

Avery Stirratt III Class of 19542020-11-04T11:23:34-06:00

Jerome B. Steen – Class of 1955


1934 - 1997 Jerome B. Steen, 63, of River Thames Road, a lawyer, died of heart failure Saturday at home. Services are 3 pm today at Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown with burial in Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown. Visitation is 9-10:30 am today at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home and 1-2 pm today at the family home. Mr. Steen was a Simpson County native and a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. He was a 1955 graduate of Tulane University, where he served in Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps, and a 1960 graduate of the University of Mississippi School [...]

Jerome B. Steen – Class of 19552020-06-09T16:49:38-05:00

Jack Denny Dienes – Class of 1955


1934 - 2020 Jack Denny Dienes, a retired CPA, died Wednesday February 26, 2020, at Chateau de Notre Dame. Mr. Dienes was a native New Orleanian, a graduate of Isidore Newman School and Tulane University, where he was a member of the Naval ROTC and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Following graduation, he was stationed in Washington D.C. at the General Accounting Office during the Korean War. It was there he met his future wife, the former Carol Ann Downey. Upon his return to New Orleans, he joined and eventually took over management of the Malcolm M. Dienes certified public [...]

Jack Denny Dienes – Class of 19552020-04-04T06:30:52-05:00

Lt Patrick L Ruth – Class of 2008


The Navy identified pilot Lt. Patrick Lawrence Ruth and student aviator Lt. j.g. Wallace Eugene Burch as the two sailors who died in an Oct. 1 crash. Their T-45C Goshawk trainer jet crashed near Tellico Plains, Tenn., near the Cherokee National Forest in the eastern part of the state, and could not be reached until the next day due to the remote location. The two were on a training mission and were assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 7 at Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss. Ruth, 31, from Metairie, La., began his Navy career in the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps at [...]

Lt Patrick L Ruth – Class of 20082020-05-24T21:25:56-05:00

CDR Matt Lacroix – Class of 1995


Commander Matt Lacroix was one of three children in a Navy family. After attending high schools in California, Virginia and Connecticut, he decided to accept an NROTC scholarship and graduated with honors from Tulane University (1995) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Later, he earned his Masters degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. After commissioning as an ensign in 1995, he began his advanced studies and training in the Navy nuclear propulsion and submarine programs. Matt was first assigned to the USS Wyoming (SSBN 742). He held a variety of technical and tactical assignments at sea and ashore [...]

CDR Matt Lacroix – Class of 19952020-05-24T21:32:16-05:00

Lt Gregory Scott Fulco – Class of 1992


Friends, family, fellow pilots and students on Monday will honor a career Navy pilot known as a great teacher and motivator, who died in a plane crash on Wednesday. The Navy confirmed Friday that a body found Thursday near the site where a T-45 Goshawk crashed in the Atlantic Ocean about 93 miles off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, was that of Navy Lieutenant Gregory Fulco, the training jet's pilot. "(He was) very energetic, very upbeat, always had a smile on his face," said Commander Jay Chesnut, commanding officer of VT-22, the training squadron at Naval Air Station Kingsville to [...]

Lt Gregory Scott Fulco – Class of 19922020-05-24T21:43:30-05:00

Don Mack Mayer – Class of 1955


1933 - 2012 Don Mack Mayer passed away peacefully on January 11, 2012 surrounded by his daughter, son, and devoted caregiver. Don was born February 19, 1933 in New Orleans and grew up in Winnsboro, LA. Don is survived by brother Michael Mayer, daughter Marianne Smith, her husband F. Carter, and their daughters Lindsey and Marina; and by son, Robert Michael Mayer, his wife, Erin, and their children Matthew, Allison, and Jessica. Don joins his beloved wife, Diane, and parents Harriet Bradley and Donald K. Mayer in God’s kingdom. Don attended Tulane University, enjoying fraternity life as president [...]

Don Mack Mayer – Class of 19552020-01-06T17:24:53-06:00

Eugene Eean “Jack” McNaughton Jr. – Class of 1955


1931 - 2019 Eugene Eean “Jack” McNaughton Jr. died peacefully at his home in New Orleans on June 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Joan (Alva Lucas) and sons Scott Duncan (Diane), Clifton Beardsfield (Mary), and predeceased by his son Eugene Eean III. (Rhonda), brother Charles (Frances) sister-in-law Patricia Lucas, brother-in-law John “JT” Lucas. He will be remembered by his 8 grandchildren Clifton Jr., Duncan, Eean Alexander, Eean Andrew, Lesley, Lindsey (Blake), Margaret, Michael, Tianna, step grandchildren Rhoni and Tricia and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was born [...]

Eugene Eean “Jack” McNaughton Jr. – Class of 19552020-01-06T17:19:51-06:00

Lieutenant Commander Michael Dallas Chalfant, Jr – Class of 1988


 Lieutenant Commander Michael Dallas Chalfant, Jr., 36, died Tuesday night, September 10th, 2002 in a military plane accident while serving his country. Totally devoted, loving husband, father, and son, he served honorably in the United States Navy for 14 ¸ years. Lieutenant Commander Chalfant was born in Sumter, SC and graduated from The Landon School in Washington, DC. He is a 1988 graduate of Tulane University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in business. While attending Tulane, he was a member of the Navy ROTC and precision parade drill team. Michael received his wings as a Naval Flight [...]

Lieutenant Commander Michael Dallas Chalfant, Jr – Class of 19882020-05-24T21:41:35-05:00

Lt Bruce E. Pommer – Class of 1983


Date: 20-MAY-1987 Time: night Type: Grumman A-6E Intruder Owner/operator: VA-85, US Navy Registration: 161685 C/n / msn: I-662 Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 Other fatalities: 0 Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: Stumpy Point, North Carolina -    United States of America Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.) Nature: Military Departure airport: NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU) Destination airport: NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU) Narrative: A-6E Intruder BuNo. 161685/AA-501 of VA-85, US Navy, based at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach. Crashed May 20, 1987 into a heavily wooded area at a Navy bombing range at Stumpy [...]

Lt Bruce E. Pommer – Class of 19832020-05-24T21:18:47-05:00

Lt Jg Kenneth Bates – Class of 1976


On December 12, 1979 at about 4:00A.M., Navy Lieutenant J.G. Ken Bates was killed when the Grumman A-6 aircraft he piloted, NG523, Bureau Number 151566, pitched violently and suddenly into the ocean about 100 miles off San Diego immediately after having been catapult-launched from the aircraft carrier Constellation. The crash occurred within two to three seconds after launch and within several hundred feet forward of the bow of the Constellation. Neither the bodies of Lieutenant Shaw and bombardier-navigator Lieutenant Bates nor the wreckage of NG523 were ever recovered.

Lt Jg Kenneth Bates – Class of 19762021-03-31T12:04:20-05:00

2nd LT Joe E Allen – Class of 1967


1945 - 1968 The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Joe E. Allen (MCSN: 0-103089), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the evening of 24 May 1968, Second Lieutenant Allen's platoon established an ambush on a suspected enemy infiltration route in Thua Thien Province. Alertly observing a numerically superior [...]

2nd LT Joe E Allen – Class of 19672020-05-24T21:44:27-05:00

James William Barnes – Class of 1944


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

Frederick Reynolds “Fritz” Bott – Class of 1955


1933 - 2019 Frederick Reynolds Bott “Fritz” Died peacefully at Sanctuary Hospice Friday, August 23rd, 2019 following a brief illness. He was 86 years old. Fritz is survived by Mildred G. Bott “Mickey” his loving wife of 44 years, his daughter Lucile Bott Hester (Col. Steve Hester) their sons John Frederick Hester & George Hester, his son George Reynolds Bott (Lauren Bott) their daughters Chloe Bott & Gracie Bott, Step-Son James “Trey” Todd III (Beth Todd) their daughters Amie Gillie (Ben Gillie) & Alex Todd, Step-Son Thomas “Kemper” Todd (Terry-Jo Todd) their children Kemper Todd & Kaley-Jo Todd, [...]

Frederick Reynolds “Fritz” Bott – Class of 19552019-09-13T15:08:29-05:00

Paul Daigle – Class of 1967


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

Homer Gray Hutchinson III – Class of 1966


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 19662020-05-24T21:39:41-05:00

Lt. Robert John Kuhlman, Jr. – MIA – Class of 1966


1944 - 1969 Upon his arrival in Vietnam, First Lieutenant Robert John Kuhlman, Jr. was assigned to Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 242 (VMA(AW)-242), Marine Air Group 11, 1st Marine Air Wing at Da Nang Air Base. On 17 January 1969, the Squadron’s Mission 6363, a direct air support mission, was originally assigned to the Squadron Executive Officer, Major Luther A. Lono. Something precluded Maj Lono from flying the mission and it was reassigned to Captain Edwin James Fickler and his bombardier/navigator, 1stLt Robert J. Kuhlman. Their A6A Intruder aircraft launched out of Da Nang Air Base on [...]

Lt. Robert John Kuhlman, Jr. – MIA – Class of 19662020-05-24T22:13:16-05:00

Ens Peter W Saravo – Class of 1965


Ensign Saravo was killed in a plane crash while training on Feb 14, 1967. While flying a solo night flight Saravo reported problems with the aircraft. He was ordered to drop fuel and return to base. His plan crashed on landing. Saravo did not survive the crash.

Ens Peter W Saravo – Class of 19652020-05-24T21:45:45-05:00
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