COLTS WHO SERVED
IN THE MILITARY



My husband Bill Wolf ’68 was a door gunner, then crew chief, with the 129th Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam.  He’s pictured in his Huey in this shot -- Kathleen Lally Wolf ’68



Dan Burton '66  RVN 67-68



David Clark ‘69  I served in the US Army as a Combat Infantryman from 1971 to 1974.  In 1971 I was assigned to the 501st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, headquartered in Phu Bai. Here is a photo of me “in the bush” somewhere in the coastal mountains north of Phu Bai, sometime in the Fall of 1971




Bill Ross '65 at home in San Diego after graduating from Jump School. 
He went on to Vietnam as part of the 101st Airborne




Larry Vansworth '64, outside of Pleiku, Vietnam in December of 1966




This portrait of me was taken in a studio on Pine Avenue in Long Beach in 1948.  Probably a "Liberty Weekend"  -- John Fry '62




Cousins Arthur Sasena (Navy) and Arthur Borden (Army), both ’68 grads, relax on a couch during a visit home.



Ed Pease ‘64 5th battalion, 82nd Airborne Artillery
stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, 1969



Mike Kennedy ’61 Fort Ord Basic Training 1965


Bill Riddle, '59 at Army Initial Entry Fixed-Wing Flight School at Wright Army Air Field, Ft Stewart, GA, 1970.  That looks like a T-41 Mescalero trainer in the background.  You may know it as a Cessna 172.



'62 classmates Joel Zane and
Dennis Aiken in Vietnam, 1969


Rick Alexander '67 had an Air Force job in Hawaii that involved working with the Navy in San Diego, so he got to visit his mom on a regular basis.  She took this photo in the mid-1980s at the family home in Talmadge.  She was my typing teacher and, when I taught at Hale Junior High, the Girls' Vice Principal.  You may have had her as a teacher also -- Betty Alexander.


Mike Byrne '64 donned his Coast Guard whites for the 1970 funeral of his Commanding Officer.  I was unsuccessful in correcting the color.  It looks for all the world like a still shot from the movie The Sand Pebbles, about patrolling the Yangtze River in 1926.


Pat Soper '62 joined the Navy in 1963, went to boot camp in Bainbridge, MD, dental school at NTC in San Diego, then off to the dental clinic in Norfolk, VA


Susan Wilkerson McCasland '71 served in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve up until 2007, working in the fields of science and engineering.

1964 classmates Bob Mardon and Mike Nesbit pose for a photo at a Navy Reserve meeting in 1968.




Ron Layton '64 at Fort Ord army base in 1967



Chu Chi, Vietnam, 1969 -- Mike Shannon '64




This is early in 1969.  Our company was heading out for a couple days’ patrol.  There is a radio in that pack I took a lot of effort to hide. The NVA liked to take out radio operators as fast as they could. I was 20 years old -- Bill Grantham ’68


 
The first photo is me as a USAF Sergeant sitting on a 15,000 lb. BLU-82 Daisy Cutter bomb in May 1971 at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam.  We loaded these bombs up at the Bomb Dump (Munitions Storage Area) and also loaded them onto C-130 Hercules aircraft and completed the arming tasks before the plane left on its mission over Cambodia or Laos.

The second photo is me (on right) as a USAF Staff Sergeant sitting on a stack of 750 lb. M117 General Purpose Bombs at Anderson AFB, Guam in 1978.  The war was over by this time, but we still supported conventional B-52s, as well as four B-52s on 24-hour Nuclear Readiness -- Greg Thomas '69





Spec 5 Ron Morse ’64 -- (Huey crew chief) 1969, Camp Eagle, Vietnam, Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cav (Air Mobile), 101st Airborne Divison, U.S. Army



(Left) Terry Hall ’64 -- Navy Air Support Unit, Chu Lai Airbase, Vietnam. Summer of 1968, with parts of 122mm Rocket that landed 20 feet from me the night before. • (Right) Ron Smith ’72 -- Aboard the USS Francis Hammond FF-1067 somewhere in the Pacific in 1975 or 1976


(Left) James Kraus ’65 -- US Navy "Special Operator" attached to National Security Agnecy1967-1971 posing with baby goats in Cuba • (Right) Joe Falcone ’64 -- USAF map-maker. Lackland AFB, Fort Belvoir, March AFB and varous TDYs.


(Left) John McMullen ’63 -- US Navy, December 1966, aboard the USS Wiltsie DD-716. “We were at sea for six straight weeks, so our Captain decided a beard-growing contest was in order.” • (Right) Les Bunnell ’67 -- USAF 483rd K-9 1971-1972 Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam with patrol dog “Duke”


(Left) Ron Dixon ’64 -- US Army 1967 Basic Training, Fort Bragg, North Carolina • (Right) Billy Wood ’65 -- US Army 1968 Cu Chi, Viet Nam















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