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Laurence Hay Turner Jr. (1964)

2023-08-08T09:14:35-05:00

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

Lee H Askew, III – Class of 1966

2020-04-25T12:03:15-05:00

Lee Askew III Class of 1966. USN. Vietnam deployments aboard USS Enterprise 1966-1968. JAN 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JAN 1966 - Atlantic Ocean AUG 1966 - JUN 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam NOV 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam NOV 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1967 - Indian Ocean JAN 1968 - JUN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam

Lee H Askew, III – Class of 19662020-04-25T12:03:15-05:00

Charles B Barfoot – Class of 1955

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

Charles B. Barfoot [Deceased] Class of 1955 USN. 4 years active duty. 33 years as civilian mathematician at the Center for Naval Analysis During Vietnam War short term assignment at III Marine Amphibious Force [MAF] HQ Danang RVN leading a team of CNA analysts Editor Note CNA is the Navy’s non-profit “think tank” located in Alexandria, VA. “If instead of sending the Observations of seamen to able Mathematicians at Land, the Land would send able Mathematicians to Sea, it would signify much more to the improvement of Navigation and safety of Men's lives and estates on the aliment.” [...]

Charles B Barfoot – Class of 19552020-04-25T12:05:00-05:00

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

Harry Lamont Belin – Class of 1965

2020-04-25T12:06:27-05:00

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

Robert L. Bross – PNS 1963-66

2020-12-17T13:49:42-06:00

Robert W. L. Bross [Deceased] USMC. 27 years active duty. Retired as Colonel Professor of Naval Science [PNS] Tulane NROTC 1963-1966 Masters degree Tulane University Slavic Languages 1970 Senior Advisor South Korean [ROK] Marine Brigade [Blue Dragon Brigade] 1967-1968 Editor Note – from September 1965 to February 1972 the ROK Marine Brigade was operational in South Vietnam. It was under the operational control of the US III Marine Amphibious Force [III MAF] commander. A USMC Colonel was assigned as the Senior Advisor to the ROK Marine General in command. USMC officers were assigned at most levels of command to provide [...]

Robert L. Bross – PNS 1963-662020-12-17T13:49:42-06:00

Stanley H. Carpenter – Class of 1946

2020-04-25T12:09:20-05:00

Stanley H. Carpenter [Deceased] Class of 1946 USMC. 30 years active duty. Retired as Colonel. 1 RVN tour 1968-1969. Officer in Charge Chu Lai Airbase; subsequently Commanding Officer Marine Wing Support Group 17 [MWSG-17] at Danang. Editor Note – as a 1st Lt, prior to being designated a Naval Aviator, his platoon of Amtracs led the 1st wave at Blue Beach II at the Inchon landing in the Korean War.

Stanley H. Carpenter – Class of 19462020-04-25T12:09:20-05:00

Thomas S. Clower – Class of 1969

2020-04-25T12:10:01-05:00

Thomas S. Clower Class of 1969 Initial orders were to USS Mauna kea [AE-22] deployed in Westpac. The USS MAUNA KEA (AE-22) was  a Suribachi-class ammunition ship

Thomas S. Clower – Class of 19692020-04-25T12:10:01-05:00

Wayne E. Cowen – Instructor 1967-69

2020-04-25T12:10:36-05:00

Wayne E Cowen [Staff Instructor 1967-1969] Lt. Cowen, hails from Parsons, Kansas, and is a graduate of Kansas State College with a B.S in Education. After graduation in 1960 he entered the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida, and after about 11 months of training was designated Naval Flight Off1cer His first tour of duty was with patrol squadron out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. His last tour of duty was spent as an Airborne Navigator with patrol squadron four (ASW) stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While serving in this capacity, LT. COWEN was deployed to Vietnam, [...]

Wayne E. Cowen – Instructor 1967-692020-04-25T12:10:36-05:00

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

David Emile Crais

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

David Emile Crais [Deceased] USMC. 20 years active duty. Retired as LtCol. One tour RVN in mid 60s. A review of alumni records and online records reveals that David Emile Crais [ Tulane Class of 1966] was the nephew of David Emile Crais [NROTC Class of 1942], LtJg USN KIA in 1944 in the Mediterranean.

David Emile Crais2024-05-12T16:03:05-05:00

Richard Dinkel – Class of 1967

2020-04-25T12:23:00-05:00

Richard “Rich” Dinkel [Deceased] Call Sign “Magic” Class of 1967 USMC. Full career,retired as LtCol. Awards include Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal I tour RVN 1972 flying F4J Phantoms with VMFA 232 “the Red Devils”. In April 1972, the Red Devils redeployed the entire squadron from Japan to Vietnam upon minimum notice in 2 days to counter the NVA spring offensive of that year. After a three month stay at DaNang, VMFA-232 moved its operations to Nam Phong, Thailand. Here they continued to fly air to ground sorties in addition to playing a key fighter role on [...]

Richard Dinkel – Class of 19672020-04-25T12:23:00-05:00

Ron J. Drez – Class of 1962

2020-04-25T12:13:33-05:00

Ron J. Drez Class of 1962 USMC. Active duty 1962-1969 1 tour RVN with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines [2/5] November 1968-March 1969 Commanding Officer Hotel Company 2/5 Awards include 2 Bronze Stars/”V”, Presidential Unit Citation [PUC] and  Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry/with silver star

Ron J. Drez – Class of 19622020-04-25T12:13:33-05:00

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

Wright H. Ellis – Instructor 1968

2020-04-25T12:15:07-05:00

LT Wright H. Ellis is a native of Lockport, New York, and a 1961 NROTC graduate of the University of Rochester, where he majored in history and political science. His first duty assignment was aboard the USS Harwood (DD-861) as Damage Control Assistant. He later served at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, and aboard the USS Vigil (AGR-12). Prior to reporting at Tulane he spent a year in Vietnam with the Third Marine Regiment at Da Nang, earning the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V." LT. Ellis, departed Tulane  for duty as operations officer aboard the USS Shields (DD-596). [...]

Wright H. Ellis – Instructor 19682020-04-25T12:15:07-05:00

Arthur V. Flotte – Class of 1967

2020-04-25T12:18:47-05:00

Arthur V. Flotte Class of 1967 USN Served in USS Brush DD-745 during Vietnam deployment 1969. Brush spent five years on three Vietnam deployments between 1965 and 1969. Brush conducted intensive patrol and gunnery operations in the South China Sea. Brush (DD-745) was launched 28 December 1943 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Staten Island, N. Y.; sponsored by Miss Virginia Perkins, great-granddaughter of Charles Brush; and commissioned 17 April 1944. Brush received five battle stars for World War II service, four battle stars for her Korean operations and seven battle stars for Vietnam service.  Brush decommissioned at San Francisco on 27 October [...]

Arthur V. Flotte – Class of 19672020-04-25T12:18:47-05:00

Robert W Fobes, Jr – Class of 1963

2020-04-25T12:18:19-05:00

Robert W. Fobes Jr [Deceased] Class of 1963 USN. Died on active duty 4/26/67 in aviation accident while on a then classified mission “Cloud Gap”. 1 tour RVN Editor Note His RVN service was referenced in his obituary with no additional details. A followup report on the accident here.

Robert W Fobes, Jr – Class of 19632020-04-25T12:18:19-05:00

Tomas D. Sosa Y Gallagher – Class of 1968

2020-04-25T12:21:04-05:00

Ensign Sosa Y Gallagher was assigned to USS Radford DD 446 on graduation and commissioning. During 1967 1968 and 1969 DD 446 operated on Yankee Station and bombarded Viet Cong targets in South Vietnam.

Tomas D. Sosa Y Gallagher – Class of 19682020-04-25T12:21:04-05:00

Clifford M Graf – Class of 1965

2020-05-05T13:05:17-05:00

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

Homer Gray Hutchinson III – Class of 1966

2020-04-25T12:24:15-05:00

Homer Gray “Hutch” Hutchinson III [Deceased] Class of 1966 USMC. 23 years active duty. Retired as LtCol Designated Naval Aviator 1968. I tour RVN 1968-1969. Flew F4B Phantom II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 542; served as Forward Air Controller [FAC] with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines.

Homer Gray Hutchinson III – Class of 19662020-04-25T12:24:15-05:00

Noah H. Long – Class of 1965

2020-04-25T12:25:40-05:00

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

Bruce Ludwig – Class of 1967

2020-04-25T12:26:14-05:00

Bruce B. Ludwig Class of 1967 USN. Retired after full career. Most of career in Destroyers. 1 tour RVN in country.

Bruce Ludwig – Class of 19672020-04-25T12:26:14-05:00

LCDR Byron K. Miller – Instructor 1968

2020-04-25T12:28:24-05:00

LCDR Bryon K.  Miller was a Tulane NROTC Staff Instructor in 1968. Originally from Blackville, South Carolina, Miller is a 1951 NROTC graduate from the University of South Carolina with a B. A. Business Administration. He received his wings in 1953 after serving two years in the fleet. Prior to reporting to Tulane Mr. Miller was flying VP aircraft out of Japan and the West Coast including a deployment to Vietnam where he earned the Air Medal for combat missions flown out of Saigon and participation in operation "Market Time." Mr. Miller, departed Tulane on the third of June for [...]

LCDR Byron K. Miller – Instructor 19682020-04-25T12:28:24-05:00

Robert Morris – Class of 1959

2020-07-25T12:09:46-05:00

Name            Robert Morris Class             1959 Service         USMC [Aviator] Rank             LtCol Retired with 20 years of service VN War        Flew 400 missions during mostly with VMFA-115

Robert Morris – Class of 19592020-07-25T12:09:46-05:00

Dr James Michael McClurkan – 1965

2020-04-25T12:27:54-05:00

James Michael McClurkan [Deceased]Senior Medical Student, Commissioned with NROTC class of 1965Retired as Captain USN Medical CorpsOfficial USN photo shows him wearing RVN Campaign MedalEditor Note  Captain McClurkan’s obituary referenced his service inVietnam as a “medic” prior to his selection to study to be a Navy Doctor.This would place him in Vietnam sometime around 1961. It would also explainHis wearing the RVN Campaign Medal [service between 1961-1973]but not the RVN Service Medal [service between 1965-1973]News article about his death 

Dr James Michael McClurkan – 19652020-04-25T12:27:54-05:00

Kenneth W. Moore, MOI 1975-1977

2020-04-25T12:28:50-05:00

Kenneth W. Moore Marine Officer Instructor [MOI] 1975-1977 RVN tour 1967. Awards include Silver Star, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal. https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/40817

Kenneth W. Moore, MOI 1975-19772020-04-25T12:28:50-05:00

David M. Rains – 1967

2020-04-25T12:40:53-05:00

Assigned to the Mobile Riverine Force (MRF) (after May 1967), initially designated Mekong Delta Mobile Afloat Force, and later the Riverines. This joint US Army and US Navy force comprised a substantial part of the brown-water navy. It was modeled after lessons learned by the French experience in the First Indochina War and had the task of both transport (of soldiers and equipment) and combat. The primary base was at Đồng Tâm Base Camp, with a floating base at the base of the Mekong River. MRF played a key role in the Tet Offensive. Đồng Tâm Base [...]

David M. Rains – 19672020-04-25T12:40:53-05:00

Micheal P Reddington Class of 1966

2020-04-25T12:33:11-05:00

USN. Aviator. Deceased 8 years active duty; 18 years reserve duty; Retired as Captain USNR. 2 tours Republic of Vietnam [RVN] late 1960s, early 1970s During RVN tours specialized in Prisoner of War [POW] recovery intelligence. Notably, he was the debrief officer for John McCain.

Micheal P Reddington Class of 19662020-04-25T12:33:11-05:00

Reuben Goodwin Rogerson – Class of 1945

2020-04-25T12:33:42-05:00

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

Robert N Rosemont – Class of 1968

2020-04-25T12:32:42-05:00

Ensign Robert N Rosemont was assigned to USS Cleveland LPD-7 on graduation and commissioning. LPD-7 was deployed to Vietnam continuously from 1968-1973.

Robert N Rosemont – Class of 19682020-04-25T12:32:42-05:00

Jeffrey A. Roux – Class of 1968

2020-04-25T12:32:19-05:00

Jeffrey A Roux Class of 1968 USN.  Surface Warfare Officer. Full career, retired as Commander USN Editor Note Details of CDR Roux’s service are derived from awards worn in US Navy Official photo [see below]. Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/”V’, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal w/star indicating more than 1 tour, RVN Campaign Medal, Vietnam Civic Action Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Unit Citation.

Jeffrey A. Roux – Class of 19682020-04-25T12:32:19-05:00

John C. Ruff – Staff 1968-69

2020-04-25T12:34:52-05:00

Lt Tuff, from Mobile Alabama, graduated from USNA in 1962, receiving his commission in unrestricted line. His first ship was the USS Stribling (DD-867). After destroyer school he reported to the USS Meredith (DD-890) to assume duties as Operations Officer. From May 1967-68 Lt Ruff served as River Patrol Operations Officer on the staff of the Commander, USN Forces, Vietnam. Foe his meritorious service in that capacity he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.

John C. Ruff – Staff 1968-692020-04-25T12:34:52-05:00

Ronald E. Shrieves – Class of 1965

2020-04-25T12:37:02-05:00

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

James R. Sweeney – MOI 1969-70

2020-04-25T12:37:30-05:00

Major Sweeney, a Chicago native, received his degree in Architecture from Notre Dame in 1957. He was commissioned through the PLC program. Major Sweeney was an advisor to South Vietnamese forces in 1973. The book, "U.S. Marines In Vietnam: The War That Would Not End, 1971-1973," mentions Major Sweeney's actions on Jan 26,1973, just before the cease fire. Major Sweeney was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He returned to Tulane for an MBA.

James R. Sweeney – MOI 1969-702020-04-25T12:37:30-05:00

Michael O. Tackney – Staff 1969

2020-04-25T12:38:25-05:00

A native of Falls Church, Va., Lt. Tackney graduated USNA in 1964. He served as ASW Officer aboard the USS Cromwell (DE-1014) and USS Voge (DE-1047). Following Voge, he joined Coastal Division 12 in the Danang-Chu Lai area of Vietnam where he commanded a Swift Boat engaged in coastal and riverine patrols.

Michael O. Tackney – Staff 19692020-04-25T12:38:25-05:00
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