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!
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.
CWO William C. Dunlap US Army Helicopter Pilot
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.
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) (Operation Commando Hunt) and the USS Kitty Hawk (1972) during the Easter Offensive and Operation Linebacker on Yankee station in the Tonkin Gulf with Task Force 77 of the USN 7th Fleet.. Mike was an aircraft maintenance "green shirt" working on RA-5c Vigilantes 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 and author of this website.
Gregory Dunlap. 366th SPS K-9 USAF. Danang AF Base, S VietNam. 1967-68. His first night on the perimeter with Blackie, his K-9. It just happened to be the start of the 1968 Tet Offensive!
Forward Observer John Dunlap Golf Battery, 3d Battalion, 12th Marine regiment, 3rd Marines at Quang Tri and Khe Sanh, 1967-68 105mm Howitzer
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.
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
Lt. Robert DeLap XO 'C' Battery ..2nd BATTALION 94th ARTILLERY US ARMY
Louis Dunlap. Co A, 4 BN, 3rd Infantry
Charlie Richard Dunlap, 229th AHB, 1969-70