Our class of 1968 had many members who answered the call of their country and risked life and limb for our defense. We honor and thank each classmate listed below for their service.

 
We have tried to identify the veterans from our class. We suspect that we have missed some and welcome additions to this list. If you are a veteran or know of a classmate who served, please send an email with as much detail as possible. Additionally, we would like to include a paragraph concerning each veteran's details of service. If you wish that to be included, please send.

Emails to: dkboda@gmail.com


William Louis Vaspory
Sergeant, Army of the United States
November 6, 1949 - April 2, 1970

Killed in action in South Vietnam

Bill was trained and served in aircraft maintenance. On April 2, 1970 he was a crew member on UH-1H, a helicopter nick-named "Tiger Surprise". The helicopter was hit in the cabin by a B-40 rocket, crashed and burned. The pilot and co-pilot survived with injuries but Bill and four other crew members died.


The following story is related by another one of our veterans, Gary Terborg:
 
"I was sitting in Dottie Herbst's home room and doing some last minute homework. Bill Vaspory came in and sat down behind me and tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around and he had a very bleak look on his face and he said 'you know Gary, I feel like I'm going to wind up in Vietnam in a couple of years and get killed there.' I replied to him, no Bill, you are just having a bad day, you'll be okay. I didn't think about that anymore until exactly two years later in the spring of my sophomore year at OU when I got a call from my parents telling me that Bill had been killed in Vietnam. That hit me like a truck. I still can't forget it and think about it almost every day. Bill was the real hero of our class. Please don't forget about him."
Bill Vaspory
Bill Vaspory

David Ball
United States Marine Corps

 
David served in the Marines abord a ship in the Vietnam War Zone in 1969-1970.
David Ball
David Ball

Richard Stanton Bell
United States Army
Rick Bell
Rick Bell
 
Harry George Beyoglides, Jr.
United States Army

 
Harry was an Officer stationed in the Republic of Korea and Fort Bliss, Texas from 1972 - 1975.
 
Harry Beyoglides
Harry Beyoglides


Kenneth Wayne Cooper
Branch of service unknown

 
Service in Vietnam

Photo unavailable


Robert Bruce Everett
United States Marine Corps
&
United States Army

 
Bruce served in the Marine Corps from June, 1968 to 1972. He served in South Vietnam from January 1969 to January 1970. Bruce was with the 2/51st Marine Division, An Hoa Quang Nam Province. Following his Marine service, Bruce served in the Army from July 1974 to December 1975. He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, where he was the lightweight boxing champion of 74-75.
 
Bruce Everett
Bruce Everett

William "Bill" Groves
United States Marine Corps

 
Bill served in Vietnam in 1968-1969. He served in the DMZ, Dong Ha Combat Base, Quang Tri Province, as an artillery repairman.
Bill Groves
Bill Groves


Joseph Steven Hardy
United States Army
Joe Hardy
Joe Hardy


Richard E. Hartley
United States Marine Corps
 
Rick Hartley
Rick Hartley


Jeffrey Philip Kantor
United States Army Reserves
Jeff Kantor
Jeff Kantor


Chris Michael Lemke
United States Army

Chris Served from 1972 to 1974
Chris Lemke
Chris Lemke


Thomas Wolf Marks
United States Air Force
Tom Marks
Tom Marks


Wade Robert McNary
United States Navy

(Deceased April 4, 2000)
Wade McNary
Wade McNary


Richard Irwin Miller, II
United States Navy
 
Rick Miller's enlistment in the U.S. Navy was from November 1970 - September 1976. Rick was assigned to the Submarine Tender U.S.S. Proteus (AS-19) (a repair ship for submarines) from Jan. 1972 - Mar. 1974. He was then assigned to the Destroyer Tender U.S.S. Yosemite (AD-19) (a repair ship for surface ships) from April 1974 - September 1976. Rick's  enlistment in the U.S. Naval Reserves was from October 1976 - February 1993 when he retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8).
He  was assigned to the Submarine Support Facility - New London for his entire time in the reserves and retired after 22 years of service.
Rick Miller
Rick Miller


Robert Shane Miller
United States Army
Bobby 'Shane' Miller
Bobby "Shane" Miller


A. Curtis Morrison
United States Marine Corps
Curt Morrison
Curt Morrison


Jerry Wayne Murphy
United States Army
Jerry Murphy
Jerry Murphy


Melvin Richard Musselman
United States Navy
Rick Musselman
Rick Musselman


Donald Marvin Neff
United States Navy
Don Neff
Don Neff



Manuel Lee Pulliam
United States Marine Corps

Enlisted March 25, 1969
Released November 27, 1970

Served in Vietnam

(Deceased July 10, 1975)

Photo unavailable




 


John Charles Ramberger
United States Army

(Deceased August 18, 2014)
John Ramberger
John Ramberger


Terry Glenn Seaborn
United States Army
Terry Seaborn
Terry Seaborn


Timothy Michael Shay
United States Navy

 
(Deceased May 3, 2009)
Timothy Shay
Timothy Shay


Danny Lee Snyder
United States Army
Dan Snyder
Dan Snyder


Douglas Wells Steiner
​United States Air Force
 
Doug Steiner
Doug Steiner


Gary Edmund Terborg
United States Navy
 
Gary served in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Ohio University. He was a photographer and photojournalist. Gary was the Chief Photographer on the base newspapers at Jacksonville Naval Air Station and Naval Station Roosevelt  Roads, Puerto Rico
Gary Terborg
Gary Terborg


James Keil Woessner
United States Air Force
 
Jim Woessner
Jim Woessner


Daniel Wolf
United States Navy

 
(Deceased - November 7, 1971)




 
Daniel Wolf
Daniel Wolf
 
Carey Ray Zorn
United States Army

(Deceased June 22, 2009)

Carey served in Vietnam
 
Carey Zorn
Carey Zorn