Why The Citadel?
 
Vietnam War Print E-mail

 

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 on or near the field of battle as a result of hostile action, wounds, or illness in the battle zone.  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.

 

CLICK THE THUMBNAIL IMAGE TO ENLARGE THE PHOTO.

 

ClassRank, Name, UnitBattleDeath DateMemorial in DC
1938Click here to view a larger version.BG Charles Jack Girard (USA)Illness, Gia Dinh, RVNJanuary 17, 1970Panel 14W, Row 40
1951Click here to view a larger version.LTC Rodolph Lee Nunn, Jr. (USAF)Shot down, Quang Tri, RVNJune 6, 1968Panel 59W, Row 10
1951Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Sam Michael Savas, Jr. (USA)Stroke, RVNOctober 12, 1965Panel 02E, Row 120
1952Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Amos Oliver Fox (USAF)Air loss, Ninh Thuan, RVNApril 23, 1968Panel 51E, Row 38
1952Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Richard Herman Schmidt (USA)Ground, RVNMay 17, 1966Panel 07E, Row 76
1952Click here to view a larger version.LTC William Robert Spillers (USAF)Shot down, Binh Duong, RVNDecember 17, 1969Panel 15W, Row 68
1956Click here to view a larger version.CPT Donald Bryant Button (USAF)Air loss, ThailandMay 24, 1968Panel 67E, Row 5
1956Click here to view a larger version.LTC Robert Henry Carter, Jr. (USA)Ground, Kontum, RVNMay 27, 1969Panel 24W, Row 115
1956Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Leo Michael Donker (USA)Ground, RVNApril 3, 1966Panel 06E, Row 79
1956Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Roger Lee Graham (USA)Ground, Quang Nam, RVNJune 10, 1969Panel 22W, Row 12
1957Click here to view a larger version.MAJ James Westley Ayers (USMC)Ground, Quang Tri, RVNMay 26, 1967Panel 20E, Row 110
1957Click here to view a larger version.CPT Terry Denver Cordell (USA)Shot down, RVNOctober 15, 1962Panel 01E, Row 13
1957Click here to view a larger version.CPT Thomas Joseph Margle (USAF)Shot down, Ninh Thuan, RVNFebruary 15, 1968Panel 39E, Row 50
1958Click here to view a larger version.1LT Raymond Edgar Doyle, Jr. (USAF)Air loss, ThailandApril 12, 1963Panel 01E, Row 21
1959Click here to view a larger version.CPT Clarence Larry Moorer (USA)Shot down, RVNDecember 12, 1963Panel 01E, Row 36
1959Click here to view a larger version.CPT Hugh Reavis Nelson (USA)Shot down, RVNJune 5, 1966Panel 08E, Row 12
1959Click here to view a larger version.CPT David John Wick Widder (USA)Shot down, RVNMarch 24, 1965Panel 01E, Row 97
1959Click here to view a larger version.MAJ William Esley Wood, Jr. (USAF)Air loss, Quang Tri, RVNApril 21, 1971Panel 03W, Row 2
1960Click here to view a larger version.CPT John Werner Carlson (USAF)MIA/Shot down, Tay Ninh, RVNDecember 7, 1966Panel 13E, Row 18
1961Click here to view a larger version.LCDR Jere Alen Barton (USN)Shot down, Kien Tuong, RVNJune 7, 1970Panel 09W, Row 3
1961Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Samuel Richard Bird (USA)WIA Jan 27, '67, Bong Son, RVNOctober 18, 1984Panel 14E, Row 90
1961Click here to view a larger version.MAJ James Terry Jackson (USAF)MIA/Shot down, LaosMarch 23, 1972Panel 02W, Row 118
1961Click here to view a larger version.CPT Benjamin Edward Kelly, Jr. (USA)Ground, Bihn Dinh, RVNAugust 30, 1967Panel 25E, Row 69
1961Click here to view a larger version.CPT Thomas Curtis Metsker (USA)Ground, Ia Drang Valley, RVNNovember 14, 1965Panel 03E, Row 49
1961Click here to view a larger version.CPT William David Howsa Ragin (USA)Ground, Kien Hoa,RVNAugust 20, 1964Panel 01E, Row 62
1961Click here to view a larger version.MAJ David Bruce Tucker (USA)Shot down, RVNOctober 1, 1967Panel 27E, Row 38
1962Click here to view a larger version.CPT William Forman Abernethy (USA)Ground, Long Khanh, RVNJuly 21, 1967Panel 23E, Row 96
1962Click here to view a larger version.CPT Henry Albert Deutsch (USA)Ground, RVNMay 11, 1965Panel 01E, Row 113
1962Click here to view a larger version.CPT Thomas Simcock Hubbell (USMC)Ground, Thua Thien, RVNDecember 27, 1967Panel 32E, Row 74
1962Click here to view a larger version.CPT Kurt Lloyd Kuhns, Sr. (USA)Air loss, RVNSeptember 8, 1967Panel 26E, Row 35
1962Click here to view a larger version.CPT Richard Edward Legate (USA)Ground, RVNMarch 25, 1967Panel 17E, Row 45
1962Click here to view a larger version.CPT William Daniel Sands, III (USA)Ground, Pleiku, RVNMarch 22, 1967Panel 17E, Row 24
1962Click here to view a larger version.Capt William A. Thomas (USAF)Air Loss, RVNApril 21, 1972 Panel 04W Row 131
1963Click here to view a larger version.CPT Sam Festis Beach, Jr. (USAF)Shot down, Quang Tri, RVNJanuary 17, 1968Panel 34E, Row 61
1963Click here to view a larger version.2/Lt. Davis J. Boardman (USA)KIA, Ground Long An, RVNFebruary 1, 1968Panel 36E, Row 48
1963Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Robert Gerald Hunter (USAF)Shot down, over Ban-Ban,LaosMay 25, 1966Panel 07E, Row 109
1963Click here to view a larger version.1LT Richard Mershon Milikin, III (USAF)MIA/Shot down, North VietnamAugust 20, 1967Panel 10E, Row 23
1963Click here to view a larger version.Unk Viruch Tangnoi (RTA)Royal Thai Army?, UnknownJune 25, 1968Panel None, Row None
1964Click here to view a larger version.CPT Charles Edward Heine (USA)Shot down, RVNJanuary 3, 1969Panel 35W, Row 26
1964Click here to view a larger version.2LT Phillip Jacob Moog (USA)Ground, RVNAugust 10, 1966Panel 09E, Row 124
19641/Lt Alan Mullinax (USA)Ground, RVNDecember 1985Agent Orange
1964Click here to view a larger version.CPT Anthony George Prior (USA)Shot down, Binh Long, RVNMay 27, 1968Panel 65W, Row 13
1964Click here to view a larger version.2LT Richard James Regan (USMC)Ground, Quang Nam, RVNAugust 11, 1965Panel 02E, Row 50
1964Click here to view a larger version.1LT James Clinton Tarkenton, III (USA)Ground, Binh Duong, RVNMarch 19, 1967Panel 16E, Row 116
1964Click here to view a larger version.1LT William Judson Thomason (USA)WIA Nov '66, 0January 15, 2006
1964Click here to view a larger version.1LT Hugh William Wellons (USA)Ground, RVNOctober 13, 1966Panel 11E, Row 73
1965Click here to view a larger version.2LT Joseph Cyril Missar, Jr. (USMC)Ground, Quang Nam, RVNMay 6, 1966Panel 07E, Row 35
1965Click here to view a larger version.1LT Frank Monroe Murphy (USA)Ground, RVNDecember 7, 1966Panel 13E, Row 19
1965Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Woodrow Wilson Parker, II (USAF)Shot down, North VietnamApril 24, 1968Panel 51E, Row 48
1965Click here to view a larger version.1LT Arthur Clifton Retzlaff (USA)Ground, Kontum RVNJuly 10, 1967Panel 23E, Row 45
1966Click here to view a larger version.1LT Stephen Winfield Davis (USA)Ground, Quang Tin, RVNAugust 18, 1967Panel 25E, Row 11
1966Click here to view a larger version.CPT Thomas Walter Foy (USA)Ground, Binh Dinh, RVNMay 15, 1968Panel 60E, Row 22
1966Click here to view a larger version.2LT John Luther Fuller, Jr. (USMC)Ground, Quang Nam, RVNMarch 23, 1967Panel 17E, Row 28
1966Click here to view a larger version.CPT Fred Orr Jackson, Jr. (USA)Shot down, Binh Long, RVNSeptember 5, 1969Panel 18W, Row 39
1966Click here to view a larger version.1LT Mark Mac Donald Serrem (USA)Ground, Pleiku, RVNJanuary 31, 1968Panel 36E, Row 35
1967Click here to view a larger version.1LT Fred Joshua Carter (USAF)Air loss, Khanh Hoa, RVNNovember 5, 1969Panel 16W, Row 33
1967Click here to view a larger version.CPT Glenn Richard Cook (USAF)MIA/Shot down, Ninh Thuan, RVNOctober 21, 1969Panel 17W, Row 100
1967Click here to view a larger version.2LT Frederick Young Holjes (USA)Ground, Thua Thien, RVNMarch 22, 1968Panel 45E, Row 57
1967Click here to view a larger version.HM2 William Livingston Mc Cormick (USN)Ground, Quang Nam, RVNMarch 7, 1969Panel 30W, Row 67
1967Click here to view a larger version.CPT George Louis Miner (USA)Shot down, Thua Thien, RVNAugust 17, 1969Panel 19W, Row 55
1967Click here to view a larger version.SGT Thomas Duckett O'Connor (USMC)Ground, Quang Nam, RVNJanuary 3, 1968Panel 33E, Row 30
1967Click here to view a larger version.1LT Richard William O'Keefe (USAF)Air loss, Ninh Thuan, RVNFebruary 11, 1971Panel 05W, Row 97
1967Click here to view a larger version.CPT George Thomas Taylor, Jr. (USA)Ground, Quang Tri, RVNMay 21, 1971Panel 03W, Row 49
1967Click here to view a larger version.1LT Bruce Richard Welge (USA)Ground, RVNJanuary 26, 1969Panel 34W, Row 90
1968Click here to view a larger version.CPT Barry Kenneth Allmond (USAF)Shot down, Binh Long, RVNMay 11, 1972Panel 01W, Row 23
1968Click here to view a larger version.CPT Ronald Anthony Ashe (USAF)Air loss, U-Tapao RTAFB, ThailandJuly 30, 1972Panel 01W, Row 60
1968Click here to view a larger version.1LT John Fredrick Bradman (USA)Accident, Phuoc Long, RVNFebruary 18, 1970Panel 13W, Row 26
1968Click here to view a larger version.1LT Carl Alfred Peterson (USA)Ground, Thua Thien, RVNAugust 10, 1969Panel 20W, Row 125
1968Click here to view a larger version.1LT Kenneth Martin Schlie (USA)Air loss, Quang Ngai, RVNOctober 20, 1970Panel 06W, Row 13
1968Click here to view a larger version.1LT Charles E. Suprenant, Jr. (USAF)Shot down, Dak Seang, RVNApril 2, 1970Panel 12W, Row 85
1968Click here to view a larger version.CPT Robert Francis Woodhouse, Jr. (USA)Shot down, Thua Thien, RVNJuly 7, 1970Panel 09W, Row 129
1969Click here to view a larger version.1LT Christopher L. Clearwaters (USA)Shot down, Phuoc Long, RVNFebruary 20, 1971Panel 05w, Row 123
1969Click here to view a larger version.CPT Joe Wofford Eubanks (USA)Shot down, Pleiku, RVNJune 2, 1972Panel 01W, Row 34
1969Click here to view a larger version.CPT Carter Avery Howell (USAF)MIA/Shot down, Saravane, LaosMarch 7, 1972Panel 02W, Row 113
1969Click here to view a larger version.WO1 Ephriam Rutledge Liles, II (USA)Shot down, Phuoc Long, RVNJuly 4, 1969Panel 21W, Row 61
1969Click here to view a larger version.1LT Richard Glenn Repole (USA)Ground, Quang Ngai, RVNJuly 8, 1970Panel 09W, Row 132
1969Click here to view a larger version.SSG Robert Francis Scherdin (USA)MIA/Ground, CambodiaDecember 29, 1968Panel 35W, Row 6