This table reflects Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans who are also Graduates of Harvard Business School. The number of graduates from service academies is from posted HBS records, but I think the ROTC, OCS and Other/Unknown categories are grossly understated.).

  SERVICE ACADEMIES ROTC OCS OTHER TOTAL
Class USMA USNA USAFA USCGA USA USN USAF USMC USA USN USAF USMC   #T/#V
1980 3 11 3 -                   795/17
1979 4 4 3 -                   790/11
1978 9 4 3 - 3 3 1   3     1 3 783/30
1977 8 4 1 - 2 2     2 1       797/20
1976 4 2 2 -   2 1   1         746/12
1975 11 9 1 - 3 1     1 2 1     815/29
1974 12 13 1 - 3 4   1   4   2   783/43
1973 16 36 5 1 5 7 2 4 9 20 1 2 28 843/135
1972 22 28 8 - 7 2     2 2     7 777/75
1971 15 23 3 1 1 2   1   1   4 4 748/55
1970 10 10 3 1 7 2 2     6 2   3 771/44
1969 5 23 3 1 6 6 1   4 5   1 14 771/67
1968 3 7 1 -                   698/11
1967 5 7 3 1                   677/16
1966 1 12 - 1                   663/14
Total 128 193 40 6                    

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 for the www.Viet-Myths.net conference 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, but lack of information on ROTC, OCS and enlisted veterans presents a problem with getting complete data. Please make certain that the data we have on you (if you are a veteran), and the veterans from HBS you know are correct. Please also make your pledges and encourage your veteran classmates to do the same. We have kept the pledge level low in the hopes of getting a high rate of participation. And we hope to see many of you at our conference.

The Program will reflect the contributors as shown:

Sponsors
This project was funded entirely by contributions of $100-$1,000
from the following Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veteran Graduates of Harvard Business School

The list is, at this point, only an effort to identify the Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans in each section/class. 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

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  Veteran Census:
If we missed you on the initial census, cut and paste this into an email to sherman1@flash.net

Name: Class: Section:

Veteran (Y/N):

If Veteran:
Unit & Yrs in Vietnam
 
Branch of Service:
Source of Commission (if applicable):
I am willing to pledge $100 to support the Viet-Myths conference (Y/N):
This idea really excites me; I would be willing to pledge $ ______ (up to a maximum of $1000):
What phone number would be most convenient to reach you?

A list of Vietnam Veterans in each class is shown at www.Viet-Myths.net/hbs.htm Do you know of any names we are missing?