Crawford High Graduates
Who Died In Vietnam
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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
I met Ron Davidson when I lived at College Village Apartments on Rolando Blvd in 1967 and remember when he told me he was going to join the Marine Corps. When he was ready to ship out he asked me to drive him to Camp Pendleton. He told me he wouldn't be coming back from Vietnam -- John Fry
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.
Class of 1964
John Marshall Callaham, Jr
December 2, 1945 - May 10, 1968
John was killed by hostile fire in Thua Thien Province. He was an Army Corporal in the Light Weapons Infantry. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans.
Rim Dungy was one of the older Colts of our neighborhood we younger kids looked up to. Most of us were 5-6 years younger. It was easy for us as young teenagers to see he was different than most of the other guys
he was always patient and looking out for us younger Colts to be. He will always be missed --Don Rogers 69
June 11, 1945 - May 29, 1967
He was in the Army and killed by hostile fire (Booby
Trap Connected) in Vietnam Mary Gale Rodgers
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 didnt make it back. Semper Fidelis.
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
James William Wright II
February 21, 1948 - May 5, 1968
Jim was killed by hostile fire in Quang Nam Province. He was a Marine, Private First Class, a Warehouse Clerk. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans.
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
Michael Patrick Murphy
June 1, 1949 - May 24, 1970
Michael was killed in Vietnam during a rocket attack was an Army Specialist Fourth Class for the Light Weapons Infantry. He was killed by hostile fire in Kontum Province
Gary A. Schultz
September 2, 1949 March 26, 1971
Gary died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. He is honored on Panel 4W, Row 81 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial