Crawford High Graduates
Who Died In Vietnam

I'd like us all to remember these Crawford classmates and friends lost in the Vietnam war

Dan Burton '66

"There but for fortune go you and I." - Phil Ochs

War drew us from our homeland in
the sunlit springtime of our youth.
Those who did not come back alive
remain in perpetural springtime
FOREVER YOUNG and a part of them is
with us ALWAYS. - Author: Unknown

Class of 1960

John Flinn

July 16, 1942 – July 2, 1969

Air Force Captain John Leroy Flinn was killed when his A-1 Skyraider aircraft was shot down during an attack at Muon Soui, Laos.

Douglas A-1H "Skyraider"

Class of 1964

John Callaham

Rim Dungy

(Crawford's First Vietnam casualty)

Class of 1965

Meredith "Marty" Gabriel

June 14, 1947 – January 4, 1968

A 20-year-old Sergeant in the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division, Meredith died from hostile arms fire in Binh Duong, South Vietnam.

“'Gabe' was one of the finest young men I ever knew. He always had a smile and sparkling eyes. He bought a large movie camera from me before we shipped out to Nam and sent it home. Another medic named Kinnard (KIA) sold it to me. Gabe was one of the strong ones in our platoon. He gave support and encouragement to all of us. When I heard of his death I found a place I could be alone and cried. I miss him and the others so very much. Being a survivor is very lonely. Sometimes I want to go back and join my friends one last time. I have never forgotten them. They live still, in my heart and mind."

 “Marty and I had known each other since grade school. Upon graduation from high school I enlisted in the Marine Corps and lost touch with him. It came as quite a shock, therefore, when I learned that Marty was KIA in Vietnam. I was with Marine forces further north in I Corps (Chu Lai), and Marty was with the 101st Airborne down south. Marty, an Army medic, was rendering aid to a fallen soldier when he was shot and killed — that is consistent with the young man I knew and liked. As Benjamin Miles said: ‘Being a survivor is very lonely.’ I miss all of my friends who didn’t make it back. Semper Fidelis.”

Arnie Kravitz

April 3, 1947 - September 23, 1967

Arnie died in Thailand, serving his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

Class of 1966

Jim Wright

I remember I saw James Wright's name and date of death on the list of those from San Diego killed in the VietNam war.

Sally Marshall-Hyde

Class of 1967

Steve Bartman
(No photo in yearbook)

Steve was a friend and neighbor. A helicopter door-gunner, he was killed in his second tour of Vietnam.

Dan Burton '66

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