Guy Bernard Ephland, Jr. ’65

Guy Bernard Ephland, Jr., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army died May 27, 1968, while piloting a medical evacuation helicopter in Vietnam. Lieutenant Ephland, age 25, was the husband of Frances M. Ephland of Belton, South Carolina, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy B. Ephland, Sr., of Burlington.

He was a graduate of Williams High School and of Davidson College where he received his degree in 1965.  He entered the army in 1966 and received his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1967.

His wife was presented with seven posthumous medals, which included the Distinguished Flying Cross, for his valor during an emergency evacuation, near Dong Zoai, of a wounded soldier.  Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife and a three- year-old daughter.

Times News May 30/Oct 18, 68.