Tulane NROTC Fallen

Tulane NROTC Fallen2020-05-25T07:22:41-05:00

Graduates of Tulane Naval ROTC who have fallen on active duty.  Our Memorial Plaque hung in the Navy ROTC building on campus honors their memory.

CDR Matt Lacroix – Class of 1995

Commander Matt Lacroix was one of three children in a Navy family. After attending high schools in California, Virginia and Connecticut, he decided to accept an NROTC scholarship and graduated with honors from Tulane University (1995) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Later, he earned his Masters degree in [...]

Lt Gregory Scott Fulco – Class of 1992

Friends, family, fellow pilots and students on Monday will honor a career Navy pilot known as a great teacher and motivator, who died in a plane crash on Wednesday. The Navy confirmed Friday that a body found Thursday near the site where a T-45 Goshawk crashed in the Atlantic [...]

Lieutenant Commander Michael Dallas Chalfant, Jr – Class of 1988

 Lieutenant Commander Michael Dallas Chalfant, Jr., 36, died Tuesday night, September 10th, 2002 in a military plane accident while serving his country. Totally devoted, loving husband, father, and son, he served honorably in the United States Navy for 14 ¸ years. Lieutenant Commander Chalfant was born in Sumter, SC [...]

Lt Bruce E. Pommer – Class of 1983

Date: 20-MAY-1987 Time: night Type: Grumman A-6E Intruder Owner/operator: VA-85, US Navy Registration: 161685 C/n / msn: I-662 Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 Other fatalities: 0 Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: Stumpy Point, North Carolina -    United States of America Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.) Nature: [...]

Lt Jg Kenneth Bates – Class of 1976

On December 12, 1979 at about 4:00A.M., Navy Lieutenant J.G. Ken Bates was killed when the Grumman A-6 aircraft he piloted, NG523, Bureau Number 151566, pitched violently and suddenly into the ocean about 100 miles off San Diego immediately after having been catapult-launched from the aircraft carrier Constellation. The [...]

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

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lt Jg Robert Fobes – Class of 1963

April 26,1967 After service in Vietnam, Lt JG Fobes died in a helicopter crash while participating in a classified training operation. A/C crashed and burned in the Santa Rita mountains about 5 miles from Sonoita while taking part in operation Cloud Gap (classified research project). A/C was [...]

Lt Jg Rosolino J Territo – Class of 1963

March 9 1965 March 09,1965: Lt. (jg). Rosolino J. Territo, 23, of NAS Lemoore was killed when his A4C Skyhawk BuNo 147817 crashed and exploded in swampland east of St. Vincent's Hill as it was about to make a radar landing at Hamilton AFB at 7:20 p.m. [...]

Lt JG David P Grow Class of 1961

Lt Jg David P Grow USN, NROTC class of 1961 died 6/24/1963, age 24, in a helicopter crash off the coast of San Diego, CA. His body was found near the crash site by Navy divers. He is buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola FL. [...]

2nd LT James A Ducote Class of 1959

2nd Lt James A. Ducote USMC, age 23, Tulane NROTC Class of 1959, died in an aircraft crash during the afternoon of 5/22/1961. Ducote was a student pilot flying from US Naval Air Station Chase Field, Beeville Tx. During this time period Chase Field was used to relieve [...]

Lt JG David E Crais – Class of 1942

Lt Crais was killed when the USS BUCK sank off the coast of Salerno Italy. While on patrol off Salerno, Italy, on 9 October, USS Buck was ambushed just after midnight by German submarine U-616 and hit forward starboard by at least one and possibly two torpedoes. The warship [...]

Ensign Albert Babcock McCoard Jr. – Class of 1942

July 10, 1943 Ensign Albert B McCoard, Jr.  was commissioned with his Tulane Naval ROTC class in May of 1942. Ensign McCoard proceeded to assignment on the USS Maddox (DD-622). Maddox was commissioned in October, 1942 and proceeded to convoy escort duty in the Atlantic. July 10, [...]

Ensign Herbert J McCampbell Jr. – Class of 1942

August 9, 1942 Ensign Herbert J Campbell Jr. was commissioned with his Tulane Naval ROTC class in May of 1942. Ensign McCampbell became the our first alumni casualty. The USS Vincennes provide pre-landing bombardment while US Marines landed on Guadalcanal of August 7, 1942. Very early in [...]

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