Herein lie the legacy of Brave Dunlops, Warriors all, who fought in the jungles, highlands, and waters of the VietNam War, the most unpopular conflict in American history. Whether you were for the War or against it, join me in welcoming our brothers home from the 'Nam, because they still need to hear it:
where the ground is hallowed by their blood,
and their actions upon it!
Terry Clark Dunlap, Sergeant First Class, US Army Three Tours, earning the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Passed on 2.2.05 Buried at Arlington.
Lee Dunlap, Capt, FOB-3 CDR, A221 US Special Forces Nov-Dec 1967 Khe Sanh
Forward Observer John Dunlap Golf Battery, 3d Battalion, 12th Marine regiment, 3rd Marines at Quang Tri and Khe Sanh, 1967-68
Lt. Robert DeLap XO 'C' Battery ..2nd BATTALION 94th ARTILLERY US ARMY
AE-2 Michael J. Dunlap. Aviation Electrician Second Class attached to Recon/Heavy Attack Squadron Seven (RVAH-7)on board the USS Constellation (1969-70) and the USS Kitty Hawk (1972)on Yankee station in the Tonkin Gulf. Mike was an aircraft maintenance "green shirt" working on the flight deck of those Aircraft Carriers. RVAH-7 was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation for missions flown while on the USS Constellation. Proud recipient of the VietNam Service Medal with three campaign stars. Historian of Clan Dunlop.
366th SPS k-9 USAF. Danang AF Base, S VietNam. 1967-68. Read Greg's story of his trip over to the "Nam and his first night on the perimeter with Blackie, his K-9. It just happened to be the start of the 1968 Tet Offensive! Black Clouds
-Louis Dunlap. Co A, 4 BN, 3rd Infantry
-Alan Milton Dunlap Gunners mate 3rd Class in 5th Division aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger. Alan served on two 9 month cruises off the coast of Vietnam in 1964-65 and 1965-66. He was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary medal (could be traded in for Vietnam Service medal). The USS Ranger won the Navy Unit Commendation for its actions while Alan was onboard.
Gunners Mate Alan Dunlap, USS Ranger
GMG3 5TH DIVISION 1964-66
Richard Dunlap, Charlie 229th AHB. 1969, 1970
Lt. Col John (Jack) E Delap A U-2 Pilot and WWII and Vietnam vet, Jack planned and flew missions as Mission Planner and Chief of Navigation for the original training cadre of U-2 spy planes out of Groom Lake in Nevada, also called Area 51. He flew over the Republic of China and the USSR. He had won the DFC with Oak cluster, Bronze Star, Air medal (5), and many more.
Clan Dunlop veterans listed on the Wall, who gave their lives to the 'Nam.
LTC WILLIAM C DE LAPP III
PFC DARRELL EDWARD DUNLAP
SP4 FRANCIS EDWARD DUNLAP Jr
SP4 JERRY DUNLAP
LCPL JOHN CORNELIUS DUNLAP
2LT JOHN TURNER DUNLAP III
SP4 JOHN WALTER DUNLAP
PVT LAWRENCE DAVID DUNLAP Jr
2LT RAYMOND EARL DUNLAP
SP4 RICHARD LANCE DUNLAP
SFC WILBUR TURBY DUNLAP
CWO WILLIAM CHARLES DUNLAP
SSG JOHNSTON DUNLOP
CDR THOMAS EARL DUNLOP
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Johnston Dunlop 29yr SSGT New York 4/16/68 Hua Nghia
Start of Tour: Sunday, March 19, 1967 Date of Casualty: Tuesday, April 16, 1968 The Wall: Panel 50E - Row 013
Missing in Action
Commander Thomas E. Dunlop (on right)
The Carrier Air Group 15 commander flying with Attack Squadron 22 when it departed on its 1972 cruise on the Carrier USS Coral Sea was CDR Thomas E. Dunlop, an A7 pilot. Early in May, Dunlop launched on a mission over Quang Binh Province. When he was about 5 miles south of the city of Dong Hoi, North Vietnam, Dunlop's aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) and he was forced to eject. His remains were recovered in 2004 and he is now buried at Arlington. POW Network
William C. Dunlap US Army
MIA December 2, 1969 On 2 December 1969, W2 Martin D. Vanden Eykel, aircraft commander; then W2 William C. "Bill" Dunlap, pilot; SP5 William D. Sanderlin, crew chief; and SP5 Michael H. Shanley, Jr., door gunner; comprised the crew of the #2 UH1B Huey gunship (serial #64-13959) in a flight of two conducting a night ground support mission for a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) that was engaged in combat with enemy forces and had radioed for assistance. On 23 January 1989, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam repatriated 25 sets of remains to the US control. Four of those sets of remains were identified on 20 April 1990 as being the crew of this aircraft. Of these four, Bill Dunlap and William Sanderlin were positively identified through dental comparison.
Remembered by a comrade, J. Kent Swicegood, who wore his name on an MIA wristband until Bill's remains were finally recovered in February 1990. read Bill's story here: http://www.faraway-soclose.org/dunlap.html The author met Kent at the 2002 Dunedin Celtic Festival, where Kent arranged to send us the following poem he wrote for the memory of Bill Dunlap. Kent still wears the wristband with Bill Dunlap's name on it today.
The Black wall looms above our heads,
it's length a cry of pain;
for thousands of our finest,
who'll not see their homes again.
So quietly come contemplate
and seek a Name up there;
graven 'mongst the multitude...
then kneel and say a prayer;
That those who're unaccounted-for
shall be brought home again
to lie beside their brothers,
or walk this hallowed land.
Their names upon the wall cry out,
the shame...they're left alone,
abandoned by the flag they served;
mere words cannot atone;
for brother, sons, and fathers
whose fate is still unknown.
This black band that's around my wrist,
does to the world attest,
that we demand each one of them,
the bravest and the best,
must be brought back to satisfy
the aching in our breast...
To soothe waves of uncertainty,
to end their family's quest...
To put aside the Nation's guilt,
and ease them to their rest.
Another war , more popular,
made heroes of the ones
who went and fought,
and then returned...
their job not left undone.
Let victory's retrospect invoke
those other men-at-arms
who fought, and died
their battles not so charmed.
and the band upon my arm;
cries out aloud that truth be told,
that lies no longer charm.
or send us back...
their fate for God's sake tell.
For death in combat's grim enough,
but MIA is Hell.
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