One of my teammates from the University of Oklahoma also lost his life in Viet Nam. Phil Neislar, a 440 runner from Ft. Smith, Arkansas became a navy pilot and died on his first mission from an aircraft carrier. His plane went into the water right after takeoff and Phil was never found.
Also to be remembered is Ron Zinn, US team racewalker and West Point graduate who died in Viet Nam and Bill Rawson, University of Missouri 880 runner who died in Viet Nam. If you can think of others let us know to add to the list.
We can take names from any side of a conflict. I'm thinking of Rudi Harbig and Karl-Ludwig "Luz" Long as well.
Best to all of you old guys who have served.