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

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

Air Intelligence Officer (CVA-35) on USS Enterprise


I was assigned to VA-35 in 1965 and served with them until 1968. During that time, we deployed to Vietnam twice and were part of Air Wing 9 on the USS ENTERPRISE. I was the Air Intelligence Officer (AIO) with VA-35. As such, I flew with the pilots whenever a right seat needed filling and sent to the same survival training that they did. I felt this was a good way to establish a good relationship with the aircrews. I have a lighter from Grumman which is engraved with my name and the words “50 hours A6A.” My picture, conducting [...]

Air Intelligence Officer (CVA-35) on USS Enterprise2020-06-09T17:32:58-05:00

DD-807: Off the coast of North Vietnam


Kenneth Mallon All of my active duty was served aboard the USS Benner (DD-807) a WWII destroyer. Her main armaments for Vietnam operations were her six 5″ guns, 3 twin mounts that saw a lot of action off the coast of North Vietnam while Benner was involved in Operation Sea Dragon as a unit of Task Force 77. Our objectives were to engage enemy waterborne craft attempting to deliver supplies and ammunition to South Vietnam, and to locate and destroy enemy shore batteries along the coast of North Vietnam. [...]

DD-807: Off the coast of North Vietnam2019-09-24T16:13:59-05:00

Col Robert W.L. Bross PNS 1963-1966


Colonel Bross was the Unit CO of Tulane NROTC BROSS Col. - Robert Bross (USMC, Ret.) of Atlantic Beach, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2007 at the age of 86. Robert was born in 1920 in Babylon, NY, son of William Warren Bross and Lillian Allen Leute Bross. He graduated from Princeton University in 1941 and received his Masters degree in Slavic languages from Tulane University in 1970. For 27 years he served in the United States Marine Corps first serving in World War II in the Pacific Theater. His military career included serving as Assistant Naval Attaché to [...]

Col Robert W.L. Bross PNS 1963-19662019-03-03T18:21:12-06:00

David L. Eustis – Class of 1964


Personal Data David L. Eustis USN Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1964 Commissioned December 1964 Historical Events Vietnam War Cold War Assignments / Engagements 1965 Flight training, designated Naval Aviator and Helicopter Pilot Dec.1965-May 1969  HS-10(RAG) HS-2 San Diego May-Jun 1969-Aug 1971 HT-8 Pensacola (Ellyson Field) Other Notable Content Audio

David L. Eustis – Class of 19642019-02-10T22:09:13-06:00

Stephen “Steve” Gary Sherman – Class of 1964


1943 - 2012 Funeral services for Stephen Gary Sherman will be held at 11:30 am Thursday, May 3, 2012, in the chapel of John Kramer & Son with Rabbi Jonathan Cohen and Rabbi Arnold Task officiating. Interment will be in the Jewish Cemetery, Main Street, Pineville. Visitation will be from 10:30 am, Thursday, until time of service at the funeral home. Stephen Sherman, 69, of Alexandria, died on Monday, April 30, 2012, in CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Mr. Sherman was a native of Alexandria and a graduate from Bolton High School. He attended Tulane University, where he [...]

Stephen “Steve” Gary Sherman – Class of 19642018-09-14T11:06:44-05:00
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