I believe the number of Vietnam Veterans who went through the "West Point of Capitalism" would surprise even those of us among that number. Quite some time ago, I posed the question to HBS and got the response shown here. I am proud of both my Vietnam service and of my Alumni status from HBS. I believe that the demonstration of this factoid helps put the lie to the stereotypical image of the Vietnam veteran. When I thought of funding the program in this manner (I didn't want to be accused of being funded by the Republican campaign), I didn't realize how large the pool actually was. Having done the initial survey, we have kept the pledge level low in the hopes of getting a high rate of participation. Please complete the census, make your pledges and encourage your classmates to do the same.

Name Class

Sec

Comm

Ser

VN Service
Whitaker, Rick MBA ‘78

A

USMA

A

25th Inf Div. – ’70-‘71
Lummus, Jerry MBA ‘78

B

ROTC

A

509th Radio Research Grp. – ’68-‘69
Greeno, J Ladd MBA '78

B

ROTC

N

USS Sacramento – ’70-‘74, USS Monticello ‘74
Till, Guy MBA ‘78

B

OCS   MAC CORDS MAT I – ‘70
Firtzgerald, Tom MBA ‘78

C

OCS

A

era -- Jan. 1970 - Sept. 1973
Langley, Ed MBA ‘78

C

OCS

A

MACSOG, ’68-‘69
Americal Div, ’71-‘72
Rhyne, Joe MBA ‘78

C

USMA

A

 
VanAmringe, Jon Eric MBA ‘78

D

ROTC

N

USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829) - 1972
White, Charles W "Bill" MBA ‘78

D

USNA

N

Fighter pilot - VF-32 (USS John F. Kennedy CVA-67)
Brown, Walter MBA ‘78

E

USAFA

AF

 
Clack, Jeff MBA ‘78

E

ROTC

N

USS Higbee – ’72-‘74
Schnedler, David MBA ‘78

E

 

N

 
Simril, Geoffrey MBA’78

E

ROTC

N

 
Wiltschko, Bill MBA ‘78

E

 

N

 
Young, Jim MBA ‘78

E

USNA    
Hardman, E. Davisson MBA ‘78

F

USMA A  
Hulme, W. Wilson MBA ‘78

F

USNA N  
Miyoshi, David MBA ‘78

F

OCS MC 3rd Marine Air Wing, ‘69
Nichols, William MBA ‘78

F

USMA

A

 
Unger, Jim MBA ‘78

F

USMA

A

101st Abn Div – ’67-‘68
Berkheimer, Linden MBA ‘78

G

USNA

N

 
Stawicki, Robert MBA ‘78

G

 

MC

 
Zauber, Glenn MBA ‘78

G

USAFA

AF

 
Alpo, James MBA ‘78

H

USMA

A

 
Foster, Bill MBA ‘78

H

USMA

A

1st Avn Bde – ’72-‘73
Hull, David MBA ‘78

H

ROTC

AF

 
Wright, Jim MBA ‘78

H

USMA

A

720 MP Bde – ’71-‘72
Lichtenstein, Jack MBA ‘78

I

ROTC

A

 
Smith, R. Bram MBA ‘78

I

USAFA

AF

 
Morton, Ken MBA ‘78

I

ROTC

A

MACV DCAT 99 – ’71-‘72

Use the Bulletin Board at http://www.quicktopic.com/27/H/6QQJQWZZesN to add comments for this Class or to read what others have to say. If you have already made a comment, please feel free to "amend and extend" your remarks and I will slowly delete the comments below as that happens.

“I am still waiting for someone to explain to me why trying to help South Vietnam avoid the fate of the North was a bad thing.  And if helping South Vietnam was a bad thing, then helping South Korea must also have been a bad thing, and the right thing would have been to let the people of South Korea also enjoy the life of the North these past 50 years?
Our cause, in helping South Vietnam secure liberty and avoid totalitarianism was noble.  But the price turned out to be too high.  Bad ROI.  McNamara, Harvard MBA [Class of '39], must have slipped a digit.” --- Dave Schnedler, Sec. E

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  The list above is, at this point, only an effort to identify the Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans in the Class of '78. It does not represent a pledge of sponsorship and/or endorsement. If you have any additional information to add, please contact Steve Sherman, ssherman@mba1973.hbs.edu