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Vietnam War

Captain Terry Cordell was the first American officer to fall in Vietnam, and 58,000 American servicemen followed him, to include 76 known Citadel alumni. Four of our alumni earned the Distinguished Service Cross and 1 earned the Navy Cross--------all for "extraordinary heroism".  Most of the list below are graduates, all of whom died as a result of being a combatant.  Alumni are constantly being researched and listed as we discover their names. If you have additional information on those Citadel alumni who may have met the same fate as those listed below, please provide all information so their sacrifice is recognized. 

When visiting the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC, the panel and row (listed below) may be used to locate the name of that particular Citadel alumnus.

Credits to Mike Stannard, '65 for his research on this page.

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ClassRank, Name, UnitBattleDeath DateMemorial in DC
1938 Click here to view a larger version.BG Charles Jack Girard (USA) Illness, Gia Dinh, RVN January 17, 1970 Panel 14W, Row 40
1951 Click here to view a larger version.LTC Rodolph Lee Nunn, Jr. (USAF) Shot down, Quang Tri, RVN June 6, 1968 Panel 59W, Row 10
1951 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Sam Michael Savas, Jr. (USA) Stroke, RVN October 12, 1965 Panel 02E, Row 120
1952 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Amos Oliver Fox (USAF) Air loss, Ninh Thuan, RVN April 23, 1968 Panel 51E, Row 38
1952 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Richard Herman Schmidt (USA) Ground, RVN May 17, 1966 Panel 07E, Row 76
1952 Click here to view a larger version.LTC William Robert Spillers (USAF) Shot down, Binh Duong, RVN December 17, 1969 Panel 15W, Row 68
1956 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Donald Bryant Button (USAF) Air loss, Thailand May 24, 1968 Panel 67E, Row 5
1956 Click here to view a larger version.LTC Robert Henry Carter, Jr. (USA) Ground, Kontum, RVN May 27, 1969 Panel 24W, Row 115
1956 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Leo Michael Donker (USA) Ground, RVN April 3, 1966 Panel 06E, Row 79
1956 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Roger Lee Graham (USA) Ground, Quang Nam, RVN June 10, 1969 Panel 22W, Row 12
1957 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ James Westley Ayers (USMC) Ground, Quang Tri, RVN May 26, 1967 Panel 20E, Row 110
1957 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Terry Denver Cordell (USA) Shot down, RVN October 15, 1962 Panel 01E, Row 13
1957 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Thomas Joseph Margle (USAF) Shot down, Ninh Thuan, RVN February 15, 1968 Panel 39E, Row 50
1958 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Raymond Edgar Doyle, Jr. (USAF) Air loss, Thailand April 12, 1963 Panel 01E, Row 21
1959 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Clarence Larry Moorer (USA) Shot down, RVN December 12, 1963 Panel 01E, Row 36
1959 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Hugh Reavis Nelson (USA) Shot down, RVN June 5, 1966 Panel 08E, Row 12
1959 Click here to view a larger version.CPT David John Wick Widder (USA) Shot down, RVN March 24, 1965 Panel 01E, Row 97
1959 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ William Esley Wood, Jr. (USAF) Air loss, Quang Tri, RVN April 21, 1971 Panel 03W, Row 2
1960 Click here to view a larger version.CPT John Werner Carlson (USAF) MIA/Shot down, Tay Ninh, RVN December 7, 1966 Panel 13E, Row 18
1961 Click here to view a larger version.LCDR Jere Alen Barton (USN) Shot down, Kien Tuong, RVN June 7, 1970 Panel 09W, Row 3
1961 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Samuel Richard Bird (USA) WIA Jan 27, '67, Bong Son, RVN October 18, 1984 Panel 14E, Row 90
1961 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ James Terry Jackson (USAF) MIA/Shot down, Laos March 23, 1972 Panel 02W, Row 118
1961 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Benjamin Edward Kelly, Jr. (USA) Ground, Bihn Dinh, RVN August 30, 1967 Panel 25E, Row 69
1961 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Thomas Curtis Metsker (USA) Ground, Ia Drang Valley, RVN November 14, 1965 Panel 03E, Row 49
1961 Click here to view a larger version.CPT William David Howsa Ragin (USA) Ground, Kien Hoa,RVN August 20, 1964 Panel 01E, Row 62
1961 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ David Bruce Tucker (USA) Shot down, RVN October 1, 1967 Panel 27E, Row 38
1962 Click here to view a larger version.CPT William Forman Abernethy (USA) Ground, Long Khanh, RVN July 21, 1967 Panel 23E, Row 96
1962 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Henry Albert Deutsch (USA) Ground, RVN May 11, 1965 Panel 01E, Row 113
1962 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Thomas Simcock Hubbell (USMC) Ground, Thua Thien, RVN December 27, 1967 Panel 32E, Row 74
1962 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Kurt Lloyd Kuhns, Sr. (USA) Air loss, RVN September 8, 1967 Panel 26E, Row 35
1962 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Richard Edward Legate (USA) Ground, RVN March 25, 1967 Panel 17E, Row 45
1962 Click here to view a larger version.CPT William Daniel Sands, III (USA) Ground, Pleiku, RVN March 22, 1967 Panel 17E, Row 24
1962 Click here to view a larger version.Capt William A. Thomas (USAF) Air Loss, RVN April 21, 1972 Panel 04W Row 131
1963 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Sam Festis Beach, Jr. (USAF) Shot down, Quang Tri, RVN January 17, 1968 Panel 34E, Row 61
1963 Click here to view a larger version.2/Lt. Davis J. Boardman (USA) KIA, Ground Long An, RVN February 1, 1968 Panel 36E, Row 48
1963 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Robert Gerald Hunter (USAF) Shot down, Laos May 25, 1966 Panel 07E, Row 109
1963 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Richard Mershon Milikin, III (USAF) MIA/Shot down, North Vietnam August 20, 1967 Panel 10E, Row 23
1963 Click here to view a larger version.2LT Phillip Jacob Moog (USA) Ground, RVN August 10, 1966 Panel 09E, Row 124
1963 Click here to view a larger version.Unk Viruch Tangnoi (RTA) Royal Thai Army?, Unknown June 25, 1968 Panel None, Row None
1964 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Charles Edward Heine (USA) Shot down, RVN January 3, 1969 Panel 35W, Row 26
1964 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Anthony George Prior (USA) Shot down, Binh Long, RVN May 27, 1968 Panel 65W, Row 13
1964 Click here to view a larger version.2LT Richard James Regan (USMC) Ground, Quang Nam, RVN August 11, 1965 Panel 02E, Row 50
1964 Click here to view a larger version.1LT James Clinton Tarkenton, III (USA) Ground, Binh Duong, RVN March 19, 1967 Panel 16E, Row 116
1964 Click here to view a larger version.1LT William Judson Thomason (USA) WIA Nov '66, 0 January 15, 2006
1964 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Hugh William Wellons (USA) Ground, RVN October 13, 1966 Panel 11E, Row 73
1965 Click here to view a larger version.2LT Joseph Cyril Missar, Jr. (USMC) Ground, Quang Nam, RVN May 6, 1966 Panel 07E, Row 35
1965 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Frank Monroe Murphy (USA) Ground, RVN December 7, 1966 Panel 13E, Row 19
1965 Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Woodrow Wilson Parker, II (USAF) Shot down, North Vietnam April 24, 1968 Panel 51E, Row 48
1965 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Arthur Clifton Retzlaff (USA) Ground, Kontum RVN July 10, 1967 Panel 23E, Row 45
1966 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Stephen Winfield Davis (USA) Ground, Quang Tin, RVN August 18, 1967 Panel 25E, Row 11
1966 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Thomas Walter Foy (USA) Ground, Binh Dinh, RVN May 15, 1968 Panel 60E, Row 22
1966 Click here to view a larger version.2LT John Luther Fuller, Jr. (USMC) Ground, Quang Nam, RVN March 23, 1967 Panel 17E, Row 28
1966 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Fred Orr Jackson, Jr. (USA) Shot down, Binh Long, RVN September 5, 1969 Panel 18W, Row 39
1966 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Mark Mac Donald Serrem (USA) Ground, Pleiku, RVN January 31, 1968 Panel 36E, Row 35
1967 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Fred Joshua Carter (USAF) Air loss, Khanh Hoa, RVN November 5, 1969 Panel 16W, Row 33
1967 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Glenn Richard Cook (USAF) MIA/Shot down, Ninh Thuan, RVN October 21, 1969 Panel 17W, Row 100
1967 Click here to view a larger version.2LT Frederick Young Holjes (USA) Ground, Thua Thien, RVN March 22, 1968 Panel 45E, Row 57
1967 Click here to view a larger version.HM2 William Livingston Mc Cormick (USN) Ground, Quang Nam, RVN March 7, 1969 Panel 30W, Row 67
1967 Click here to view a larger version.CPT George Louis Miner (USA) Shot down, Thua Thien, RVN August 17, 1969 Panel 19W, Row 55
1967 Click here to view a larger version.SGT Thomas Duckett O'Connor (USMC) Ground, Quang Nam, RVN January 3, 1968 Panel 33E, Row 30
1967 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Richard William O'Keefe (USAF) Air loss, Ninh Thuan, RVN February 11, 1971 Panel 05W, Row 97
1967 Click here to view a larger version.CPT George Thomas Taylor, Jr. (USA) Ground, Quang Tri, RVN May 21, 1971 Panel 03W, Row 49
1967 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Bruce Richard Welge (USA) Ground, RVN January 26, 1969 Panel 34W, Row 90
1968 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Barry Kenneth Allmond (USAF) Shot down, Binh Long, RVN May 11, 1972 Panel 01W, Row 23
1968 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Ronald Anthony Ashe (USAF) Air loss, U-Tapao RTAFB, Thailand July 30, 1972 Panel 01W, Row 60
1968 Click here to view a larger version.1LT John Fredrick Bradman (USA) Accident, Phuoc Long, RVN February 18, 1970 Panel 13W, Row 26
1968 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Carl Alfred Peterson (USA) Ground, Thua Thien, RVN August 10, 1969 Panel 20W, Row 125
1968 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Kenneth Martin Schlie (USA) Air loss, Quang Ngai, RVN October 20, 1970 Panel 06W, Row 13
1968 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Charles E. Suprenant, Jr. (USAF) Shot down, Dak Seang, RVN April 2, 1970 Panel 12W, Row 85
1968 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Robert Francis Woodhouse, Jr. (USA) Shot down, Thua Thien, RVN July 7, 1970 Panel 09W, Row 129
1969 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Christopher L. Clearwaters (USA) Shot down, Phuoc Long, RVN February 20, 1971 Panel 05w, Row 123
1969 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Joe Wofford Eubanks (USA) Shot down, Pleiku, RVN June 2, 1972 Panel 01W, Row 34
1969 Click here to view a larger version.CPT Carter Avery Howell (USAF) MIA/Shot down, Saravane, Laos March 7, 1972 Panel 02W, Row 113
1969 Click here to view a larger version.WO1 Ephriam Rutledge Liles, II (USA) Shot down, Phuoc Long, RVN July 4, 1969 Panel 21W, Row 61
1969 Click here to view a larger version.1LT Richard Glenn Repole (USA) Ground, Quang Ngai, RVN July 8, 1970 Panel 09W, Row 132
1969 Click here to view a larger version.SSG Robert Francis Scherdin (USA) MIA/Ground, Cambodia December 29, 1968 Panel 35W, Row 6
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