Memorial Day

Today we honor the memory of all of America’s war dead; at the College, we particularly honor the sacrifice of the Dartmouth men who gave their lives in the service of their country.

Though impossible to recount all of their stories, I shall let one tale represent all–that of Second Lieutenant Duncan B. Sleigh ’67, USMC, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions on 6 November 1968. Sleigh is memorialized on panel 39W of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

We give you, gentlemen, our profound thanks and respect for your sacrifice.