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

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

Harry Lamont Belin – Class of 1965


Class of 1965 USN. Two tours RVN late 1960s and early 1970s. Specialized in Intelligence and Psychological Operations. A week after his rotation back to CONUS after his 2nd tour a bomb was detonated one floor above his hotel room in Saigon. His father was a career Naval Intelligence officer. His grandfather served with “Wild Bill” Donovan in the WW2 Office of Strategic Services [OSS].

Harry Lamont Belin – Class of 19652020-04-25T12:06:27-05:00

Clifford M Graf – Class of 1965


USN. Aviator 28 years active duty. Retired as Captain USN 2 cruises off Vietnam 1967-1969 flying A-4s from USS Coral Sea and USS Ranger. Met with Tulane NROTC classmate Rodney Chastant at Cubi O’Club just prior to Chastant being KIA in Vietnam. 3rd cruise off Vietnam 1972-1973 flying A-6s from USS America. Participated in Christmas bombing offensive. Shot down 23 January 1973; rescued by helo from USS America. Wounded when shot down, awarded Purple Heart Medal. January 23, 1973 was the day President Nixon announced he was going to sign the Treaty with North Vietnam. Graf's plane was the last [...]

Clifford M Graf – Class of 19652020-05-05T13:05:17-05:00

Delta Battery, Second Battalion, Eleventh Marines


Captain J. Carlos Indest, III I was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in August 1965. After finishing Marine Officer Basic School at Quantico, I attended Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK. In June 1966, I was deployed to Viet Nam and joined Delta Battery, Second Battalion, Eleventh Marines. I was then assigned to the First Battalion Fifth Marines as an Artillery Forward Observer. I served as a Forward Observer until mid-August 1966 when the First Battalion Fifth Marines engaged in battle with an NVA Force. Our Battalion had [...]

Delta Battery, Second Battalion, Eleventh Marines2019-10-24T12:46:06-05:00

Noah H. Long – Class of 1965


Noah H. Long Class of 1965. USN. 31 years service, 5 years active duty, 26 years reserve duty. Retired as Rear Admiral. Served two tours RVN as Company Commander in Mobile Construction Battalion [MCB] 133. Vietnam related awards include: Navy Commendation Medal w/combat “V” and 2 gold Stars In lieu of 2nd and 3rd award, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civic Action Unit Citation, and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation. Noah H Long Oral History RADM Noah H. Long Flag Officer Entry

Noah H. Long – Class of 19652020-04-25T12:25:40-05:00

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

Captain Thomas A Carter – Class of 1965


Died in Helicopter crash 11/14/1967. A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E (tail number 153737) from VMO-3 was a single ship VIP flight for the commanding general of the 3rd Marine Division. The official USMC history states that the aircraft crashed inverted in a flooded rice paddy and that there was still a fuel fire burning when the CO of the 4th Marines arrived in another helicopter. This party landed on a dike and walked to the crashed UH-1E. They put the fire out and had to dive under water to get the bodies out. There were six KIAs in the [...]

Captain Thomas A Carter – Class of 19652020-07-14T14:56:06-05:00

Captain Rodney R Chastant – Class of 1965


On October 22, 1968, a U.S. Marine Corps OV-10A Bronco (#155422) light attack and observation aircraft, call sign Hostage X-Ray, from Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2), Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG 16), was conducting marking runs near the village of Giang Hoa (12 miles SW of Danang) in Quang Nam Province, RVN.  While flying below low cloud cover it was hit by ground fire, causing the aircraft to crash.  Its two-man crew were killed in the incident. The lost crewmen were pilot CPT Eugene W. Kimmel and aerial observer CPT Rodney R. Chastant( Tulane NROTC 1965). A UH-1E helicopter gunship [...]

Captain Rodney R Chastant – Class of 19652020-05-24T22:02:46-05:00

Lt CDR Thelmon S Stallings – Class of 1965


June 15, 1978 In 1978 LCDR Stallings was an instructor with VT-124. While riding backseat in an F-14 on a familiarization hop crashed while in the landing pattern.

Lt CDR Thelmon S Stallings – Class of 19652020-05-24T21:45:19-05:00

Ronald E. Shrieves – Class of 1965


USN. 2 years active duty 1967-1969. During that period served aboard USS Long Beach CGN-9. Editor Note  During the period 1967-1969 the USS Long Beach Had 2 WESTPAC deployments off coast of North Vietnam. In May 1968 and later in June 1968 shot down 2 MIGs with Talos missiles at range of 60+ miles.

Ronald E. Shrieves – Class of 19652020-04-25T12:37:02-05:00

USMC: Artillery Fire Direction Officer


 1st Lt. Ross E Bailey After Basic School, in December of ’65, I was assigned to Field Artillery Officers Basic Course (FOPBC) in Ft. Sill, graduating in April of ’66.  I arrived in Da Nang in mid-May and was assigned to Apha Battery, 1st Bn, 12th Marines.  As the only FAOBC trained junior office in the battery, rather than the usual first assignment as a forward observer, I was assigned as Fire Direction Officer. […]

USMC: Artillery Fire Direction Officer2019-09-24T16:15:18-05:00

USMC: Force Reconnaissance


Captain Michael Henry 1st Reconnaissance Company 1st tour RVN 1966-1967. Initially assigned as a Communications/Crypto Officer at HQ 3rd MARDIV. Re-assigned as Communications Officer 1st Force Recon, due to requirement for Parachute Qualified officers. Designated as Platoon Leader/Team Leader 1st Platoon, 1st Force Recon. Participated in 3 major operations and led 16 long range patrols into NVA/VC controlled areas. WIA June 1967. […]

USMC: Force Reconnaissance2019-09-24T16:15:25-05:00

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

Noah H. Long, Jr. – Class of 1965


 Commander, Second Naval Construction Brigade Rear Admiral Noah H. Long, Jr. received his commission in the Civil Engineer Corps in July, 1965 from Navy ROTC at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He served on active duty for five years which included two deployments to Vietnam as a Company Commander with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion-133. Upon his release from active duty he affiliated with the Naval Reserves. He served in RNMCB14, Jacksonville, FL and RNMCB-24, Huntsville, AL in progressively more responsible positions as Company Commander, Operations Officer, [...]

Noah H. Long, Jr. – Class of 19652019-03-03T18:21:50-06:00

Noah H. Long, JR – Class of 1965


Personal Data Noah H. Long, JR, RDML USN (Ret) Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1965 BS Civil Engineering Commissioned May 1965 Historical Events Vietnam War Desert Storm/Desert Shield Assignments / Engagements RADM Long received a NROTC scholarship and attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied civil engineering with studies emphasizing structural design. He received his degree as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1965. In college he continued to be an active leader. He was in Delta Tau Delta social fraternity where he was elected as his pledge class President and later served as the [...]

Noah H. Long, JR – Class of 19652021-06-23T10:16:59-05:00
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