1943

Charles W. Frank – Class of 1943

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Personal Data Charles W. Frank, JR, CAPT USN (Ret) Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1943 BS Chemical Engineering Commissioned 1943 Historical Events WWII Southwest Pacific Theater Assignments / Engagements USS New Jersey, BB 62, DEVG (Deck or Engineering Volunteer General) First engagement was Operation Flintlock in the Marshall Islands Sent to take the Marianas Islands, 1st of 9 total career campaigns Assigned to Admiral Halsey’s Staff as a Barge Officer First junior officer to be given command of a division, and among the youngest group of Naval Reserve Officers to achieve the rank of Captain Landed in Japan with [...]

Charles W. Frank – Class of 19432019-10-10T14:36:04-05:00

Albert “Gus” Caire – Class of 1943

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Personal Data Albert "Gus" Caire Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1943 Commissioned 1943 Historical Events World War II Pacific and Philippine Typhoon Assignments / Engagements Assigned to the USS EVENS DD-552 1943-1945 roughly a 2 year deployment. Went to Anti Submarine School and Radar School, although he feels most of his training was from being switched around on jobs on ship. Worked with SECNAV briefly. Other Notable Content During the Battle of the Marianas recovered American pilots, manned guns, directed his gun crew, and warded off submarines.  During the battle his ship was most effective at anti aircraft and [...]

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Michael Hardie Bagot – Class of 1943

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1922 - 2012 Michael Hardie Bagot, 89, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 5, 1922 in Whistler, Alabama. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Elizabeth Laville Bagot, sons Michael Hardie, Jr. (Bettye), Eugene F., III (Dona), daughters Germaine B. Vorhoff (Robbert), Elizabeth B. Hughes (Philip), Barbara B. Waller (David), Helen B. Dreyfus, 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Eunice Zoder and Eugene F. Bagot, his brother Eugene F. Bagot, Jr., his sisters Ruth Coyle Bagot and Eunice B. Nicks, and his son-in-law Richard [...]

Michael Hardie Bagot – Class of 19432019-02-10T21:17:21-06:00

Gus Caire – Class of 1943

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1920 - 2011 Captain Albert David "Gus" Caire, USNR (Ret) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 13, 2011, age of 91. He is the son of the late Arthur A. Caire, MD and Louise Fabacher Caire, and husband of the late Beth Glass Caire. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Verlander Caire, his sister, Shirley Caire Wegmann, his children, Jennifer Caire Wein, Albert David Caire, Jr. (Teresah), Miles H. Caire (Lisa), four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He graduated from Tulane University and the NROTC program in 1943. Gus was awarded the outstanding Reserve Officer [...]

Gus Caire – Class of 19432019-02-10T21:17:32-06:00

Gordon Overton Ewin – Class of 1943

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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

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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

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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 [...]

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Allen B. Koltun – Class of 1943

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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

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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

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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

Michael Bagot – Class of 1943

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Personal DataMichael H. Bagot, USNTulane Naval ROTC Class of 1943Historical EventsWorld War IIAssignments / EngagementsServed aboard USS Colorado BB45 as a gunner officer assigned to 20mm and 40mm anti-aircraft batteries.Other Notable ContentDuring Mr. Bagot's service aboard Colorado, she operated in the Pacific Theater, steaming from Tarawa in late 1943 to provide pre-invasion bombardment and fire support in the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Guam and Tinian), Leyte Gulf and Okinawa.Mr. Bagot vividly describes  the Colorado's steaming up and down the Tinian Channel firing on shore batteries to eliminate their threat to landing craft, taking 22 hits from the shore batteries in [...]

Michael Bagot – Class of 19432020-03-22T11:14:36-05:00