Vietnam Veterans Memorial
 
USNA Class of 1963
 
USNA Class of 1963 classmate information and electronic pencil rubbings obtained from
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page.


The names of 58,194 veterans  appear on the Vietnam Memorial.   Thirteen of them are our classmates.

KENNETH RICHARD BUELL 
 
 

                                        LCDR - O4 - Navy - Regular
                                 38 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on 24 Aug 1939
                                      From KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS
                                His tour of duty began 17 Sept 1972
                                    Casualty was on 17 Sept 1972
                                          NORTH VIETNAM
                                      Hostile, died while missing
                                        FIXED WING - CREW
                                     AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
                                       Body was not recovered
                                           Religion: Protestant
                                           
                                        Panel 01W - - Line 73



 

 CARL LOUIS DOUGHTIE 
 
 

                                     LTJG - O2 - Navy - Regular
                                  24 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on Nov 18, 1940
                                  From TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
                                His tour of duty began on Jun 10, 1965
                                    Casualty was on Jun 10, 1965
                                         in NORTH VIETNAM
                                    HOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOT
                                     AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
                                Body was recovered in November 1998
                                              Religion:   Protestant
 
                                                Panel 02E - - Line 4



 
 WILLIAM CHARLES FITZGERALD 

                                       LT - O3 - Navy - Regular
                                 29 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on Jan 28, 1938
                                    From WORCESTER, VERMONT
                                      Length of service 6 years.
                                    Casualty was on Aug 07, 1967
                                   in QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
                                    HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
                                       GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
                                        Body was recovered
                                      Religion:  Roman Catholic
                                         
                                        Panel 24E - - Line 86



 

CHARLES WELDON MARIK 
 
 

                                         LCDR - O4 - Navy - Regular
                              34 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on 14 Apr 1939
                                     From Oakland, Missouri
                                His tour of duty began on 25 Jun 1966
                                    Casualty was on 25 June 1966
                                          NORTH VIETNAM
                                      Hostile, died while missing
                                        FIXED WING - CREW
                                     AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
                                       Body was not recovered
                                      Religion:  Roman Catholic
                                         
                                        Panel 08E - - Line 93
 


DANIEL HAGAN MORAN JR 

                                     LTJG - O2 - Navy - Regular
                              25 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on 19 Dec 1941
                                      From Chicago, Illinois
                                      Length of service 3 years.
                                    Casualty was on 15 Jan 1967
                                          NORTH VIETNAM
                                    HOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOT
                                      AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA
                                        Body was recovered
                                       Religion:  Roman Catholic
                                         
                                        Panel 14E - - Line 36
 



 

DONALD C MAC LAUGHLIN JR 

                     LTJG - O2 - Navy - Regular
                                 24 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on May 21, 1941
                                    From BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
                                      Length of service 2 years.
                                His tour of duty began on Jan 02, 1966
                                    Casualty was on Jan 02, 1966
                                   in QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
                                      Hostile, died while missing
                                        FIXED WING - PILOT
                                     AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
                                       Body was not recovered
                                           Religion:  Protestant
 
                                        Panel 04E - - Line 51

 


ALEXANDER J PALENSCAR III 
 

                                     LT - O3 - Navy - Regular
                                 25 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on Oct 20, 1941
                                     From NEW YORK, NEW YORK
                                His tour of duty began in 1966 (USS Kitty Hawk)
                                    Casualty was on Mar 27, 1967
                                          NORTH VIETNAM
                                      Hostile, died while missing
                                        FIXED WING - PILOT
                                      AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA
                                       Body was not recovered
                                     Religion:  Roman Catholic
                                     
                                        Panel 17E - - Line 59


JAMES KELLY PATTERSON 
 
 

                                     LCDR - O4 - Navy - Regular
                                  33 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on Jul 14, 1940
                                   From LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
                                His tour of duty began on May 19, 1967
                                    Casualty was on 19 May 1967
                                          NORTH VIETNAM
                                        Hostile, died captured
                                        FIXED WING - CREW
                                     AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
                                       Body was not recovered
                                          Religion:  Protestant
                                           
                                        Panel 20E - - Line 48



 

JERALD LEE PINNEKER 
 

                                     LTJG - O2 - Navy - Regular
                                 25 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on Sep 29, 1940
                                    From MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
                                      Length of service 3 years.
                                    Casualty was on Mar 20, 1966
                                   in DINH TUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
                                    HOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOT
                                     AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
                                        Body was recovered
                                        Religion:  Protestant
 
                                        Panel 06E - - Line 26
 


STANLEY KUTZ SMILEY 
 

                                       LT - O3 - Navy - Regular
                                  30 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on Jan 31, 1939
                                      From SIDNEY, NEBRASKA
                                      Length of service 6 years.
                                 His tour of duty began on Jul 20, 1969
                                     Casualty was on Jul 20, 1969
                                               LAOS
                                    HOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOT
                                     AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
                                       Body was not recovered
                                        Panel 20W - - Line 27

 


ERWIN BENARD TEMPLIN JR 
 
 
                                             LCDR - O4 - Navy - Regular
                                  32 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born on Dec 24, 1940
                                       From Houston, Texas
                                His tour of duty began on Jan 22, 1966
                                    Casualty was on 26 June 1966
                                         in NORTH VIETNAM
                                      Hostile, died while missing
                                        FIXED WING - CREW
                                      AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA
                                       Body was not recovered
                                         Religion: Protestant
                                           
                                        Panel 04E - - Line 83
 


FREDERICK EUGENE TRANI JR 
 

                                              LT - O3 - Navy - Regular
                                 28 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
                                        Born  11 July 1940
                                    From HYDE PARK, NEW YORK
                                      Length of service: 10 years.
                                His tour of duty began  15 May 1968
                                    Casualty was on 26 Sept 1968
                                   in DINH TUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
                                       Hostile, died of wounds
                                         GROUND CASUALTY
                                     OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
                                        Body was recovered
                                     Religion:  Roman Catholic
 
                                        Panel 42W - - Line 24
 


JOHN BOWERS WORCESTER 
 

                                            LCDR - O4 - Navy - Regular
                                34 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
                                            Born  23 April 1941
                                    From Big Rapids, Michigan
                                 His tour of duty began on  19 Oct 1965
                                    Casualty was on 19 Oct 1965
                                          NORTH VIETNAM
                                      Hostile, died while missing
                                        FIXED WING - PILOT
                                     AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
                                       Body was not recovered
                                           Religion: Protestant
 
                                        Panel 02E - - Line 126



   Electronic pencil rubbings and information used with permission from TheWall-USA.com.


USNA Class of 1963 classmate information and electronic pencil rubbings obtained from  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page which is dedicated to providing  accurate information regarding the Names on The Wall in Washington DC.   Individuals wishing to make donations to assist in the operation of TheWall-USA will find information here
 Changes have made to this page from information provided by TheWall-USA although the official Memorial record may not reflect these changes:
     1.  recovery of body of Carl Doughtie
      2.  Alexander J. "Doc" Palenscar III:  changes made from facts provided by daughter Catherine "Kate" Palenscar
      3.  Actual dates of casualties

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