In Remembrance

The Vietnam War

Second Lieutenant Alvah A. Wallace
From Bloomfield, New Jersey, and a graduating member of the class of 1964, Lt. Wallace died at Brooke Army Hospital burn center in San Antonio, Texas in December 1964.  He had been critically injured in November in the crash of his Army aircraft at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he was attached as a pilot to the 82nd Airborne Division.  The incident took place just two weeks after his return from his deployment with the United States peacekeeping force to the Dominican Republic. 
At Dickinson, "Al" was a Political Science major, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, president of his Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a R.O.T.C graduate.
2nd Lt.  Alvah A. Wallace  '64
Captain Wallace K. Siner
Captain Siner was killed in action in Vietnam on January 5, 1966 while serving MACV as an advisor to South Vietnamese troops in the Mekong Delta area. He left a widow and two sons. 
Born in Philadelphia in 1935, he entered the College as a member of the class of 1957 in September 1953 .  While at Dickinson, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi but transferred at the end of his sophomore year.
Capt. Wallace K. Siner  '57

2nd Lt. Paul D. Burtner  '65
Second Lieutenant Paul D. Burtner
Lieutenant Burtner died in an automobile accident near Del Rio, Texas, on March 20, 1967, a few days after he had received his wings as an Air Force pilot.  A Philosophy and English major and a graduate of the class of 1965, he was the son of Lt. Colonel Clare Paul Burtner and Mrs. Margaret Burt Burtner of the class of 1941. 
He was at Dickinson a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and served all four years on the Student Senate and as its president during his senior year.

Private First Class Carl Frederick Hynek III
From Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, Carl Hynek entered the College in the fall of 1963 with the class of 1967 after graduating from La Salle College High School in Philadelphia. He left Dickinson in 1965 and was killed in action in Vietnam on October 5, 1967. He was slain by automatic weapon fire while fighting with the 101st Airborne in Quang Nam province.
He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi during his two years at the College.
P.F.C. Carl F. Hynek III  '67

Second Lieutenant Victor Mahlon Gross
A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey, Lt. Gross was killed in action on October 7, 1968 in the Mekong Delta on his first night combat mission. He had been in Vietnam less than three weeks. 
He was a member of the class of 1968.
Lt. Victor Gross  '68

Capt. Joseph C. Doyle  '61
Captain Joseph C. Doyle
He was killed during his third tour in Vietnam while on an aerial reconnaissance over South Vietnam. He was a military intelligence officer stationed at Can Tho.  An observer on an aircraft struck by ground fire, he ejected but died of multiple injuries on February 28, 1968.
A graduate of the class of 1961, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, the vice-president of the Young Democrats, and took part in the Freshmen Plays.  He was Cadet First Lieutenant of Company D of the R.O.T.C. detachment.
Major Neal Wallace Lovsnes Jr.
From St. Louis, Missouri, Major Lovsnes had been a Bachelor of Science graduate of the class of 1960.   While at Dickinson he was a four member of both the basketball and baseball teams, captaining the latter in his last two seasons.  He was a four-year member, also, of the Belles Lettres Society, the D-Club, and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. An outstanding R.O.T.C. cadet, he graduated as a Force Commander and a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel. 
Serving as an artillery officer, he was killed in action in Vietnam on April 15, 1969 when his helicopter was brought down in Thua Tien province.
Maj. Neal W. Lovsnes Jr.  '60

Sgt. Paul J. Neely  '67
Sergeant Paul J. Neely
Sergeant Neely died in Vietnam on April 27, 1969 from wounds he had suffered a day earlier.  He was drafted in November, 1967 and went to Vietnam in 1968 with the 1st Air Cavalry Division. 
A Political Science graduate of the class of 1967, he served as a sophomore member of the Student Senate, was the President of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and played three years on the Lacrosse team.
Sergeant (E-5) Richard Scott McFarland
Sergeant McFarland was a medic in the 5th Special Forces camp and was killed in action on November 9, 1970  when the camp came under heavy siege. 
The son of a military family, born in Washington D.C., he entered the College in September 1967 as a member of the class of 1970 while his father was stationed at the Carlisle Barracks but left after the end of his first year. 
He entered the Army soon after, in July, 1967 and had arrived in Vietnam in April, 1970.
Sergeant Richard Scott McFarland
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