Elmer E. Wachter ’52

Please inform your readers that Harry L. Wachter ’56 passed away approximately 20 years ago.

Philip Kitchin ’51

We are moving to St. Petersburg, FL in July 2012. Our daughter, LtCol Nancy K. Fagan, re- tired after 20+ years in the Air Force and now works for the VA in St. Petersburg.

R. Bruce Campbell ’49*

I was a Holloway Plan Ap- prentice Seaman, V-5, USNR at USC in 1946. We lived in Newkirk Hall on campus, wore Navy uniforms full time, marched to some events, did PE in the parking lot daily, and were not allowed to drive cars. That was nearly 60 years ago! The program died after one semester and I ended up back at USC in civilian attire with the Navy still paying the bills but no more room and board. Got my orders to Pensacola in October 1947, my Navy wings of  gold  in  1949  and  then  went  off  to  fly  with  VP-­28  and   VP-­22  in  the  Pacific.    Returning  to  USC  was  put  on  hold   by a little problem in Korea and a tour as a multi-engine flight  instructor  in  Hutchinson,  KS  plus  3  years  flying  Su- per   Constellations   for   MATS.     I   finally   returned   to   Troy   in 1958 for my junior and senior years. By then, I was a Navy Lieutenant with a wife, two kids and a house in Van Nuys. It was entertaining to be in class with a lot of straight out of high school freshmen. During that time, I visited  the  NROTC  office  in  the  PE  Building  every  pay- day  and  did  my  flying  out  of  NAS  Los  Alamitos.    Left  the   campus with a BA in Business in 1959 and completed a memorable   career   flying   airplanes   for   the   Navy,   retiring   in 1975 as a Captain.

*Though CAPT Campbell is not a USC NROTC Alumnus, his involve- ment  with  the  NROTC  program  qualifies  him  for  an  associate  member- ship in our League.

William T. Burris, Jr. ’45

Bob Benner and I are the remaining half of foursome roommates “Benner-Berhard- Borch & Burris” – exiled with the Drum and Bugle Corps to the “other” dorm whilst at USC NROTC 1942-45.

H. Lawrence Wilsey ’44

Served active duty in Norfolk, VA 1944 – 45. USNR 1945 – 47. Resigned Naval Reserve Commission at the request of the Navy, since I was then a Foreign  Service  Officer  and  the  State  Department  would   not   release   me.     Served   as   Foreign   Service   Staff   Officer   until 1952. Chief, China Division of AID until 1955. Management consultant and bank executive 1955 – 2010. Now retired.

George Azadian ’44

I was commissioned in Feb 1944. I returned to USC after the war and attended the College of Engineering. Graduated from USC in June 1948 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.

2018 Membership Dues are due NOW!

Please complete a [Donation / Dues Form], write your tax-deductible check and send it to the Treasurer, Ed Tannenbaum, via the NROTC Unit – Attention: Alumni League, at the address listed on the Form.

Board of Directors Meetings

All NROTC Alumni League Members are invited to attend the Spring and Fall Board meetings as non-voting attendees. Reservations can be made with Paul Alwine: Home (949) 559-8659 / cell (949) 636-0603 or e-mail alwine@cox.net.

How to Contact Us

How to Contact Us:

USC Naval ROTC Alumni League
Department of Naval Science
University of Southern California
3560 Watt Way,
PED Room 101
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0654

NROTC  Office  Phone  Number:  (213) 740-2663

Our NROTC Alumni League members are scattered all over the world and it is always fun trying to keep up with all your moves and changes. One way that we can keep up, is for you to complete the “Update my Information” section of the Return Slip of The LOG when you send in your tax deductible dues and contributions. Another way is to access the USC Alumni Association web site http://alumni.usc.edu/benefits/online.html  to  update  your  profile,  e-­mail  or   mailing address. Whenever you move, get promoted, change your email address, go online to the USC Alumni site and pop in the current info. We don’t want you to become LOST…

Spring Ball – Generations

The USC NROTC Spring Ball was another Town Gown success this March, with representation from a wide spread of Trojan Naval generations: all the way back to 1945. Retired Captain Paul Alwine shakes hands as he awards SSgt Jade Hill a $1000 Alumni League Scholarship, watched on by 1945 Trojan NROTC Alumnus Robert Benner. Mr. Benner has become the namesake of the new Bob and Carol Benner Memorial Trophy competition, which is a comprehensive battalion competition between USC and UCLA.