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Lt John C. Crawford – Staff 1964-66

2021-07-23T10:12:04-05:00

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

2nd LT Joe E Allen – Class of 1967

2020-05-24T21:44:27-05:00

1945 - 1968 The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Joe E. Allen (MCSN: 0-103089), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the evening of 24 May 1968, Second Lieutenant Allen's platoon established an ambush on a suspected enemy infiltration route in Thua Thien Province. Alertly observing a numerically superior [...]

2nd LT Joe E Allen – Class of 19672020-05-24T21:44:27-05:00

Lt. Robert John Kuhlman, Jr. – MIA – Class of 1966

2020-05-24T22:13:16-05:00

1944 - 1969 Upon his arrival in Vietnam, First Lieutenant Robert John Kuhlman, Jr. was assigned to Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 242 (VMA(AW)-242), Marine Air Group 11, 1st Marine Air Wing at Da Nang Air Base. On 17 January 1969, the Squadron’s Mission 6363, a direct air support mission, was originally assigned to the Squadron Executive Officer, Major Luther A. Lono. Something precluded Maj Lono from flying the mission and it was reassigned to Captain Edwin James Fickler and his bombardier/navigator, 1stLt Robert J. Kuhlman. Their A6A Intruder aircraft launched out of Da Nang Air Base on [...]

Lt. Robert John Kuhlman, Jr. – MIA – Class of 19662020-05-24T22:13:16-05:00

Captain Thomas A Carter – Class of 1965

2020-07-14T14:56:06-05:00

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

2020-05-24T22:02:46-05:00

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

Captain James McCarter – Class of 1962

2020-05-24T22:08:55-05:00

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain James William McCarter, Jr. (MCSN: 0-85448), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Assistant Battalion Operations Officer with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 14 October 1967. During Operation KINGFISHER, the Battalion's night defensive position was subjected to heavy volumes of rocket and mortar barrages which inflicted numerous casualties. The devastating bombardments were immediately followed by a [...]

Captain James McCarter – Class of 19622020-05-24T22:08:55-05:00
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