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In preparation for next month’s Veterans Day (Nov. 11), we have begun compiling a list of our NC Beta Chapter servicemen and veterans along with their stories. We have only scratched the surface. We need your help to build our list, tell the stories and pay tribute to these men committed to the three Phi Delta Theta pillars of friendship, mental culture and a high standard of morality.

Please review the list below and leave your comments in the box at the bottom. Help us tell the stories and feel free to leave your notes of gratitude to these brothers willing to sacrifice for the protection of our freedoms. If you have longer stories and photos to send, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

John J. Pulliam ’29 — U.S. Army
Light weapons infantry leader killed in action in Korea in 1953.

Pieter L. Hogaboom ’58 — U.S. Marine Corps.
Lt. Col. (Ret.)

Earl W. Wolslagel ’35 — U.S. Air Force
Earl served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force and earned the Bronze Star in the Alaska and Aleutian Island campaigns of World War II. He was selected as one of the first concertmasters of the N.C. Symphony. Following his military retirement, he completed a journalism degree and wrote articles for Duke University for 16 years. CLICK HERE to read his obituary (scroll down).

Charles W. Porter ’46 — U.S. Army
Charles served in WWII as a an infantryman in the European theatre and during the Korean conflict as a U.S. Air Force Reserve intelligence officer for Joint Navy-Air Force Intelligence Center in Washington, D.C.

Rotcher H. Watkins Jr. ’46 — U.S. Army Air Corps

Frank Brock ’64 — U.S. Air Force
Harvard MBA. Frank served as the administrator for a 120-bed hospital, budget officer, squadron commander and director of outpatient services at Davis Montham Air Force Base. He went on to found Brow Wood, an active adult living community in Lookout Mountain, Ga.

George Hodgin ’09 — U.S. Navy
Former Navy SEAL. Led a team of 24 Navy SEALs conducting counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations across five countries in Asia and the Middle East. Currently completing an MBA at Stanford.