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Gold Star Alumni

To Honor Those That ServedROTC, ROTC Alumni, Gold Star, Gold Star Alumni

In the Army, when a family loses a member in war, we refer to them as a "Gold Star Family."  The following Alumni died while serving in Vietnam.  We call them "Gold Star Alumni" because they are part of our family, they gave the ultimate sacrifice, and we will always remember them.

A volunteer for the National Park Service, Mr. Allen McCabe, personally rubbed each of the names of the Alumni from EWU (then EWSC) who died while serving in Vietnam from the memorial in Washington DC. 


  • 1st LT, U.S. Army Reserve
  • Klickitat, WA
  • 12 July 1968
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 52W--Line 17

Vietnam Vetran Memorial Rubbing Randall N. Arney


  • Major, U.S. Army, MACV Advisors
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • 05 March 1970
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 13W--Line 84

Vietnam Veteran Memorial Richard D. Ator


  • PFC, U.S. Army, 9th Infantry Division
  • Spokane, WA
  • 29 June 1969
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 21W--Line 31

Vietnam Veteran Memorial Timothy G. Burchett


  • 1st LT, U.S. Army Reserve
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • 14 April 1969
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 27W--Line 81

Vietnam Veteran Memorial Victor M. Hodson


  • 1st LT, U.S. Army Reserve, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
  • Snohomish, WA
  • 05 February 1970
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 14W--Line 105

Vietnam Veterna Memorial Owen T. McCandless


  • 1st LT, US Army
  • Spokane, WA
  • 25 September 1969
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 17W--Line 8

Vietnam Veteran Memorial Randy Van Turner


  • 1st LT, U.S. Army Reserve
  • Spokane, WA
  • 15 January 1968
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 34E--Line 56

Viet Nam Memorial Richard H. Walker


  • 2nd LT, U.S. Army Reserve, 101st Airborne Division
  • Tekoa, WA
  • 01 April 1970
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 12W--Line 77

Viet Nam Veteran Memorial Wm P. Wall III


  • LT, U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Spokane, WA
  • 20 October 1966
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 11E--Line 93

Viet Nam Veteran Memorial Ronald G. Wolfe

Rubbing from the Vietnam Memorial can be requested through:

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