EWU ROTC Gold Star Alumni: Randall Arney


(U.S. Army Reserve)

Rank: 1st Lieutenant

Hometown: Klickitat, WA

Branch: Infantry

Born: 31 December 1943

Death: 12 July 1968

Location: Thua Thien, Vietnam

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.

First Lieutenant Randall Arney’s hometown is Klickitat, Washington and he commissioned as an infantryman from Eastern in 1967. He would go on to serve in Vietnam the following year and was killed in action on July 12, 1968. He was 24 years old.

The Department of Military Science offers condolences to the family of First Lieutenant Randall Arney 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 Randall Arney, please leave a note in the comments section because we would love to learn more about him. 

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