Joseph Clarence Doyle (1939-1968)

Joseph Clarence Doyle

A native of Butler, Pennsylvania and a graduate of the class of 1961, Joe Doyle was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, the vice president of the Young Democrats, and took part in the Freshmen Plays. He was a Cadet First Lieutenant of Company D of the R.O.T.C. detachment.

Doyle became a regular officer in the United States Army and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. The last of these began in December 1967 with his serving as an aerial surveillance officer in military intelligence captain at Can Tho. During a reconnaissance mission over Kien Tuong Province on Wednesday, February 28, 1968, his plane was struck by ground fire. Captain Doyle ejected from the aircraft but died of multiple injuries shortly after. He was 28 and married.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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