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Tribute to Vietnam War Era Veterans

You may obtain tickets online for the event and / or purchase sponsorships by clicking here.

The La Salle Institute Alumni Association and the Capital District of New York (CDNY) Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) are co-sponsoring a "Tribute to Vietnam War Era Veterans” with emphasis on the La Salle Alumni, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (Vietnam Veterans Day) from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at La Salle Institute (174 Williams Road, Troy, New York 12180) in the lower gymnasium. 

The event will honor all those who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam Era (November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975) with emphasis on the La Salle Alumni. A special tribute will be conducted for those five Alumni who died in Vietnam.

  • Staff Sergeant Bernard Joseph Wait, US Army, 1st Calvary Division, died January 29, 1966, Class of 1950.
  • Captain James J. Masotti, US Army, MACV, died May 28, 1965 (my first cousin) Class of 1955
  • First Lieutenant Donald J. Egan, USMC, 3rd Marine Division, died February 12, 1967, Class of 1960
  • Specialist Four Glenn R. Brust, US Army, 4th Infantry Division, died January 30, 1968, Class of 1964
  • Petty Officer Third Class William F. McNulty, US Navy, 1st Marine Division, died August 9, 1970, Class of 1964

Proceeds from the event will go to the La Salle Institute JROTC Leadership Program. The deadline for purchasing tickets and sponsorships is Thursday, March 24, 2016. Please attend and support our Vietnam Era Veterans (all Services). 


Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (Vietnam Veterans Day), 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at La Salle Institute lower gymnasium.

Open to all Veterans of all Services, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves, La Salle Alumni and La Salle parents (past and present), Veteran organizations and families of all and anyone else interested in honoring our Vietnam Era Veterans.

Cost of per ticket is $25.00

Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning on Friday, January 29, 2016.  The deadline for ordering tickets online is Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 6 PM EST.   

Heavy hors d’oeuvres to be served along with non-alcoholic drinks

Entertainment by DJ Gary Ferris in style of “Good Morning Vietnam” Armed Forces Radio.

The event is casual dress but all military (Retired, Active, National Guard etc.) are invited to wear their blues or appropriate uniform for other Services.


Contact LTC (Ret, US Army) Nick Laiacona, Event Chair and President of the La Salle Alumni Association via email at or call Grace Reuter at La Salle Institute at 518.283.2500 x238.

Please consider sponsoring this Vietnam Tribute.

Sponsors will be listed in our event program with special recognition from the MC. 

Secretary of Defense Tickets$5,000Reserved Table8 Free
General Tickets$2,500Reserved Table6 Free
Colonel Tickets$1,000Reserved Table4 Free
Lieutenant Colonel$500  
Friends of Vietnam Vets$100