Ronald David Whitlow

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class
United States Navy
24 November 1948 - 06 August 1968
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Ronald David Whitlow

22 Apr 2005

Ronnie Whitlow graduated from Sandia High School, Albuquerque, NM in 1966. I remember him as handsome, out-going and well liked. He belonged to the Ski club. As a member and treasurer of a service club, Key Club, he helped the La Jolla Boys home by collecting toys and clothing for their Christmas and other community projects. So it is not surprising that he became a medic in the Navy.

When the sad news came that he had been killed in Vietnam, I thought of the words to the Billy Joel song, "Only the good die young."

You are remembered, Ronnie.

Lynzee Browning
E-mail address is not available.

21 May 2005

I loved you and always will.

~Yours truly~
E-mail address is not available.

30 May 2006

I was one of the last Corpsmen in the Battalion Aid Station to see Ron before he left for the Battalion which was up around Khe Sanh. I went on to the ship after being in the bush with the Battalion for 9 months.

I was working in ICU when word came that Ron was killed. We had spent many long hours playing cards with Ron and he tried to teach me some magic tricks.

Ironic that I would be graduating from UNM and practicing in Albuquerque (raised in Kansas) in the 70's.

From a friend,
Roger Pittman

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Golf Company, 2/4 Marines, lost four men on 06 Aug 1968 - three Marines and a Navy Corpsman:
  • HM3 Ronald D. Whitlow, Albuquerque, NM
  • LCpl Bernard G. Baker, Coraopolis, PA
  • LCpl Thomas B. Christian, Bluefield, WV
  • Pfc James E. Rudd, Meadville, PA
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There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Apr 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009