God, Country, Notre Dame Veterans Event: Remembering Seven Fallen Notre Dame Vietnam Veterans

God, Country, Notre Dame Veterans Event: Remembering Seven Fallen Notre Dame Vietnam Veterans

To honor deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces, the ND Senior Alumni group is sponsoring a very special video on Memorial Day 2021 hosted by Mike Cerre ’69, a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist.  Mike will interview fellow alums about Notre Dame veterans who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.  The stories of these seven veterans, whose names appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., are moving and heartfelt. 

Those featured in the video include:

  • Emcee Mike Cerre ’69—Marine veteran, TV producer, and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist 

  • Denis Retoske ’61 remembers Capt. Richard Morrissey ’62

  • John Gillan ’64 remembers Capt. Joseph Adrian ’64

  • John Lalli ’64 remembers Maj. James Egan ’64

  •  John Rahiya ’66 remembers 1st Lt. Robert Stork ’64

  • Dennis McCarthy ’67 remembers 1st Lt. Kevin Burke ’67

  • Tom Gibbs ’68 remembers Lt. Michael McCormick ’68

  • Bob Noonan ’68 remembers 1st Lt. Bruce Heskett ’68

Viewing Options

  1. To join other alums, a special showing of the video will be held on Memorial Day (Monday May 31st) at 6:30PM EDT on both the NDAA Facebook page and the NDSA Facebook page.  

  2. View at your leirsure on the NDSA YouTube channel.

You can view the trailer here.

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