Veterans' Memorial Project

Alan Charles DeCraene

Kewanee, IL

Vietnam War

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1967

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 05/09/1945

Date of Death: 02/16/1970

Affiliations: NROTC Exhibition Drill Team; Team Captain senior year

First Lt. DeCraene was serving as a naval aviator in Thua Thien province, South Vietnam. Death was from injuries sustained in the crash of a helicopter he was piloting on a supply mission.

– submitted by Rebecca Bryar DeCraene Younker, widow; and information from Alumni Association archives

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