Thank You for Your Service

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In honor of Armed Forces Day on May 21, we would like to thank the following Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers who have served/are serving.

Andy Strayhorn, Lieutenant, US Navy

John Fleming, Captain, USNR (Retired)

Louis Starr, LTJG, US Navy

Chet Davis, Career Officer, US Navy

John Reed, US Navy

Clark Smith, US Navy

Bill Stepp, Career Officer, US Navy

Frank Elkins, US Navy (killed in Vietnam)

Leon Dunn, Marine Corps

Gary Quist, US Navy

Phil Nash, US Air Force

Tom Lawrence, US Air Force

John Ouderkirk, US Navy

Bryant Byrd, Lieutenantm USNR
Communications Officer USS NOA DD-841
Naval Forces Vietnam

Jeff Kennedy, Commander, Naval Aviator F-14, FA-18, C-40, US Navy

Charles Williams, Commander, Executive Officer, NR Soceurope, US Navy and Navy Reserve

Joseph R. Warfel, Pilot in the US Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of service. Aircrafts flown:  C-7A, B-52, T-39, and T-38.

Toby Harrell, Major, Pilot, US Air Force

Philip Rast, Lieutenant Commander for Medical Corps, US Navy

James C. Thompson, Major, United States Marine Corps, Marine One Presidential Helicopter Pilot, plus 3 deployments to Iraq and the Persian Gulf.

Ben Flores, Combat Medical Specialist, Army

Clarence E. Smith, Lieutenant, US Navy, Gunnery Officer USS Brush, DD745
Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Yale University

Lt. Col. Michael James Rooney, USAF (Retired), University of North Carolina – 1962
Fighter Pilot and Vietnam Veteran. Best wishes to all my brothers. Stay Safe.

Sterling Hennis, US Army Military Police Corps (1953-55). Stationed in Sandia Blasé in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gene Whisnant, Colonel, USAF. Assignemnts in Vietnam, Germany, Yugoslavia, and the Pentagon. I join all in remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our great nation.

Mark Hixson, LTC, US Army Dental Corp (’74-’85). Reserves (’86-’89)

Paul Wellman III, Army 1966-1969. Rank E-5. Served in Vietnam 1967-1968.

Stacy Hayes, Lieutenant, US Navy (1989-2005)

James de Luca, First Lieutenant, MAG39 and First BN 8th Marines, US Marine Corps (1980-1987)

Doug Wallace, Naval Aviator, Cdr.

Ed Rowland I was in NC National Guard, became Sgt. 1st class & editor of Guard Association's Tar Heel Guardsman. Completed service after 6 years.

Fred Mattox I received a direct commission as a Judge Advocate in the Air Force in 1956, serving two years in Misawa, Japan. I entered as a First Lieutenant but stayed in the reserves after three years of active duty. After twenty years, I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. I was the chapter councilor for the SPE colony at East Carolina University in 1960 and helped it receive its active charter and its fraternity house directly across the street from the campus.

Burton Jones I was commissioned US Navy Ensign upon graduation in 1950 from the University of North Carolina, where I was a Beta DKE for 4 years. After completing 3 years of obligated active duty service, I had found a very happy and rewarding career in US Navy. I served 22 years retiring as Commander, before hanging it up to be actively engaged in raising 3 adolescents. Now at 87 plus I can look back and know that 4 years of DKE and 22 USN were the happiest and most significant years of my life.  Go DKE, Go Navy!

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