Thomas R. Childers, Jr. ’69

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Thomas R. Childers, Jr.

Thomas R. Childers, Jr.
Class of 1969
Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, First Marine Division, FMF Pacific

Bronze Star w/Valor for valorous actions and meritorious service in combat as a platoon leader and rifle company commander while conducting numerous night ambushes and other direct engagements with the enemy. In each of these actions, Lt. Childers exhibited courage under fire, composure, resourcefulness and disregard for his own safety to protect the lives of his Marines and accomplish the mission. Frequently, he retrieved wounded Marines from hot kill zones, pursued retreating enemy personnel, and motivated leadership by moving under fire to various positions to solidified and coordinate action essential to mission’s accomplishment.

Robert R. Stewart ’68

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Robert R. Stewart

Robert R. Stewart
Class of 1968
6th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, USARV

Bronze Star w/Valor for heroism while serving as a platoon leader during a night combat operation against a numerically superior enemy force. 1LT Stewart exposed himself to heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire upon contacting an entrenched enemy force, enabling him to direct the actions of his men and orchestrate the delivery of indirect fire and gunships. The effect of sound maneuver and well placed fires routed the enemy force and inflicted heavy casualties. 1LT Stewart’s actions were instrumental to the successful outcome of this engagement.

Richard L. Clark ’68

Richard L. Clark

Richard L. Clark
Class of 1968
1st Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), USARV

Army Commendation Medal w/V for heroism when his platoon was attacked by a well-equipped and determined company of North Vietnamese regulars. Lt. Clark directed retaliatory fire to each member of his platoon and then, under heavy fire, attempted to recover the body of a mortally wounded armored personnel driver. His courageous efforts kept casualties low and were a significant contribution to the defeat of the enemy.

Michael R. Sullivan ’67

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Michael R. Sullivan

Michael R. Sullivan
Class of 1967
2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, USARV

Silver Star for heroic action while on a reconnaissance mission in Vietnam. When his company came under attack from an enemy of unknown size, 1st Lt Sullivan acted swiftly. Despite heavy enemy fire he placed his men in strategic fighting positions. Sullivan was wounded as he positioned his men and directed suppressive fire on the enemy, allowing for his unit to withdraw and regroup. Being wounded a second time, he was forced to accept medical help and evacuation.

John C. Everson ’67

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John C. Everson

John C. Everson

John C. Everson
Class of 1967
1st Battalion, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), USARV

Bronze Star w/Valor for valorous actions. While commanding B Company, 1-11th Infantry during contact with an North Vietnamese force inside the DMZ, LT Everson’s unit sustained numerous casualties. After having evacuated the wounded, 1st Platoon discovered that its point man was unaccounted for and presumed KIA. In order to determine the young rifleman’s status and recover him, LT Everson moved 300 meters outside the company perimeter through the enemy automatic weapons kill zone to locate him. Though he located the body, it was too close to the enemy bunkers to recover it that night. The next morning the body was recovered during the morning’s sweep of the position.

John C. Calior ’67

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John H. Calior

John H. Calior

John H. Calior
Class of 1967
3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division, USARV

Bronze Star w/Valor for heroism

David Wilson ’66

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David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson
Class of 1966
124th Transportation Battalion, 8th Transportation Group, 1st Logistic Command, USARV

Silver Star for his outstanding leadership and heroism while saving the lives of many of his men.

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William G. Pfeifle ’66

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William G. Pfeifle

William G. Pfeifle
Class of 1966
2nd Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, USARV

Bronze Star w/Valor for heroism in ground combat, during the Tet offensive, when the battalion Tactical Command Post (TACCP) came under enemy mortar and ground attack. As the OIC of the makeshift TACCP, configured in the open on the bed of a MULE, 1LT Pfeifle remained unprotected, as supporting infantrymen dove for cover, and coordinated the actions of the battalion. Without any regard for his own safety, he located the flashes from the enemy mortars and directed counterbattery fire. Then, under a poncho to neutralize light from the radio console, 1LT Pfeifle radioed counterbattery fire to the battalion mortar section, coordinated the evacuation of wounded and maintained battalion-level command and control. He maintained this activity for over an hour under these perilous conditions without any consideration to his own safety and the danger. Upon emerging from the poncho, it was found to be perforated with numerous shrapnel holes. His devotion to duty and personal bravery enabled the unit to successful repel the enemy attack.

Charles E. March, ’66

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Charles E. March

Charles March
Class of 1966
2nd Battalion, 34th Armor, 25th Division USARV

Bronze Star w/Valor for his heroism while leading a battalion task force attempting to reinforce members of the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division under attack at Suoi Tre, Vietnam. After making a slow advance through jungle, 1st Lt. March encountered an enemy force of a large force from the 9h Viet Cong Division overrunning the fire support base he was to reinforce. He immediately deployed his platoon, taking advantage of his mobility and fire support. Throughout the battle, 1st Lt March engaged the Viet Cong at a very close range while exposing himself to hostile fire as he deployed his men and secured the perimeter.
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Gordon M. Hanscom, ’66

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Gordon M. Hanscom

Gordon M. Hanscom
Class of 1966
446th Transportation Company, 26th General Supply Group, USARV

Bronze Star w/Valor for heroism during an attack by an overwhelming hostile force at Dong Ha. During the initial rocket attack, 1st Lieutenant Hanscom rushed to the impact area to assist in the fight. Despite being exposed to constant shrapnel and enemy fire, he helped with the wounded and assisted the evacuation of the men. He then organized the remainder of the men while the attack continued.