1960

Jack Robards Crais (1960)

2024-05-12T16:03:52-05:00

Class of 1960 Jack Robards Crais, age 85, of Luling, Louisiana passed away on Monday, March 25, 2024. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Alvin and Alma Crais. He was married to Marilyn Smith Crais for over 60 years. Brother of Donald R. Crais, Robert R. Crais, and the late Kelly R. Crais. Brother-in-law of George H. Smith II. Jack is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends that will miss him dearly. Jack proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was also a graduate of [...]

Jack Robards Crais (1960)2024-05-12T16:03:52-05:00

Wilmer Grant Collier Jr. (1960)

2023-09-11T08:30:50-05:00

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

Robert H. Barrow MOI 1957-1960

2020-04-25T12:16:16-05:00

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 1957-19602020-04-25T12:16:16-05:00

Lynn Owen Cox – 1960

2020-04-25T12:11:04-05:00

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 – 19602020-04-25T12:11:04-05:00

Ronald J. Dusse – Class of 1960

2020-04-25T12:13:59-05:00

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 19602020-04-25T12:13:59-05:00

Two Vietnam tours aboard the USS Constellation CV-64 as an attack pilot

2019-11-18T16:36:59-06:00

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 [...]

Two Vietnam tours aboard the USS Constellation CV-64 as an attack pilot2019-11-18T16:36:59-06:00

Louis Hanner Watson – Class of 1960

2018-09-14T11:10:14-05:00

1938 - 2016 Louis Hanner Watson passed into heavenly glory on August 8, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Louis was known as a "Buddy" to many, a nickname given to him by his older brother. He was born on March 15, 1938, at Old Baptist Hospital in Jackson to William Harvey Watson, Jr. and Sarah Brown Hanner Watson. Louis's father, Billy, was on staff at the Mississippi State Sanatorium in Sanatorium, Mississippi. As Louis often recounted, his family moved to Meridian, Mississippi, on July 2, 1944, "complete with [his [...]

Louis Hanner Watson – Class of 19602018-09-14T11:10:14-05:00
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