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

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

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

Tulane’s NROTC Polar Explorer


How a Tulane NROTC Alumni had an island named after him. Operation HIGHJUMP was officially named “The US Navy Antarctic Development Project 1946-1947”. It was led by Admiral Richard Byrd, the already famous Polar explorer. HIGHJUMP had a primary mission of establishing a permanent US base in Antarctica. It had numerous secondary missions including: training in Antarctic operations, establishing US sovereignty, scientific research, and mapping. Operation HIGHJUMP did not include map-control surveys for geodetic ground control needed to produce accurate maps. Operation WINDMILL was officially named “The US Navy Antarctic Development Project 1947-1948”. WINDMILL had a primary mission of obtaining [...]

Tulane’s NROTC Polar Explorer2020-12-02T19:42:59-06:00

Reuben Goodwin Rogerson – Class of 1945


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 19452020-04-25T12:33:42-05:00

Lt Col David E Crais


Lt. Colonel David Emile Crais USMC (Ret), 72, of Etowah, passed away on September 22, 2017. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Henry Rosenfeld and Helen Jane Whitaker Crais. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Henry Crais. David grew up in a large family of six children who enjoyed all that there was to offer in the exciting, food-centric town of New Orleans. He earned an athletic scholarship to Tulane University where he ran track and majored in English. During his senior year he married his [...]

Lt Col David E Crais2024-05-12T15:43:33-05:00

Joseph K Perloff MD – Class of 1945


Joseph K. Perloff, MD, died at 89 years of age on 18 August 2014, at his home in Los Angeles. He was born 21 December 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his bachelor's degree from Tulane University in 1945 and his medical degree from Louisiana State University in 1957, graduating as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. His internship and residency (both in pathology and internal medicine) were at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and were followed by a Fulbright Scholarship at the Institute of Cardiology in London. He was a cardiology fellow at Georgetown University Hospital [...]

Joseph K Perloff MD – Class of 19452019-03-03T18:19:45-06:00

Frank S. Bruno – Class of 1945


1924 - 2014 Frank S. Bruno, a retired New Orleans lawyer and real estate developer, died Sunday at his home. He was 90. Bruno, born to immigrant parents of Italian descent, graduated from Fortier High School. He spent his youth working alongside his father, a cabinetmaker, who had a shop on Magazine Street near Austerlitz Street. Bruno’s father was “well-known as an expert cabinetmaker,” with a clientele that included some of New Orleans’ most prominent families, said Joseph M. Bruno, one of Frank Bruno’s six sons. When Frank Bruno’s father died, the son kept the business alive, [...]

Frank S. Bruno – Class of 19452019-02-10T21:15:10-06:00

William A. Kimble – Class of 1945


1925 - 2013 William Aitken Kimble, age 88, passed away April 16, 2013. He was born in New Orleans, La., on April 7, 1925. He was the second son born to Edmond Lawrence Kimble and Emma Purcell Aitken. He attended LaSalle School and Fortier High School. He was a graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He was a member of the Naval Reserve Officer's Corps and was commissioned as an Ensign upon graduation. He served in the US Navy as an engineering officer. Mr. Kimble was employed for 35 years at Avondale Shipyards. After a [...]

William A. Kimble – Class of 19452019-02-10T21:15:26-06:00

Edwin M. Mayo – Class of 1945


1926 - 2012 MAYO Edwin Marion Mayo passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the age of 86. Husband of Winona Sentilles Mayo fo years. Father of Frank Mayo, Edwin Mayo, Jr. (Marlane) and Monica Calmes (EJ). Son of the late Frank Henry Mayo and Fl Hart Mayo. He served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS San Juan. Relatives and friends a invited to the Funeral Service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1 AM. Friends may visit after 9:30 AM. Interment [...]

Edwin M. Mayo – Class of 19452019-02-10T21:15:38-06:00

Samuel J. McGrew – Class of 1945


1922 - 2013 Samuel Jason McGrew passed away on August 15, 2013 at his home in Pensacola FL, at age 91. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Norma Elaine McGrew. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Henry McGrew and Juanita Fontaine McGrew and his brother, Henry C. McGrew. He is survived by his four children: Bonnie McGrew Miller, Samuel Jay McGrew, Grady Calvert McGrew, Christine McGrew King and her husband, Don King. Grandchildren: Kelsey Elaine McGrew Walsdorf, Samuel Jason McGrew, III and Donald Leroy King Jr. and three nephews: Eric, Daren, [...]

Samuel J. McGrew – Class of 19452019-02-10T21:15:51-06:00

Alan J. Robinson – Class of 1945


1925 - 2013 Alan Jillson "Bunny" Robinson, age 88, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Leila Bridger Robinson; his parents William A. and Blanche J. Robinson and his brother Raymond H. Robinson. Survived by his children Barry A. Robinson, Beth R. Carroll and Linda R. Paquette; son in law Robert P. Carroll; grandchildren Brian A. Carroll, Bridget E. Carroll, Christian B. Paquette, Kelli C. Paquette and Paige L. Paquette; great grandchild Bailee R. Paquette, and his brother Kenneth B. Robinson. He graduated from Lusher Grammar [...]

Alan J. Robinson – Class of 19452019-02-10T21:16:11-06:00

Reuben Goodwin Rogerson – Class of 1945


Rear Admiral RADM Reuben Goodwin Rogerson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and entered the Navy in the fall of 1942 through the Naval ROTC Program at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. His first assignment upon being commissioned an Ensign was with the Staff, Commander Seventh Fleet. He remained in this assignment until February 1945 when he reported to USS LST 458. Upon his release from active duty in June 1946, RADM Rogerson while in an inactive status in the Naval Reserve, attended the University of Texas. Upon graduation and subsequent return to active duty during the Korean conflict in July 1950, RADM Rogerson served in USS [...]

Reuben Goodwin Rogerson – Class of 19452019-02-10T21:04:27-06:00
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