EWU ROTC Gold Star Alumni: Ronald Wolfe


(U.S. Navy Reserve)

Rank: Lieutenant

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Branch: Navy

Birth: 05 November 1939

Death: 20 October 1966

Location: Phouc Tuy, Vietnam

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 11E–Line 93

In the Army, when a family loses a member in war, we refer to them as a “Gold Star Family.”  Each of our Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) graduates that were killed in action we consider them a “Gold Star Alumni” because they are part of our ROTC family.

Lieutenant Ronald Wolfe graduated from Eastern in 1961 and decided to attend Officer Candidate School and become an officer in the Navy. He successfully completed OCS and was serving with a naval advisory group in Vietnam when he was killed on October 20, 1966.  He was 26 years old.

The Department of Military Science offers condolences to the family of Lieutenant Ronald Wolfe and commemorates his service for making the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great nation.

Note: If any friends or family have any memories they would like to share about Ronald Wolfe, please leave a note in the comments section because we would love to learn more about him.