Three East Carolina University students who died serving their country were among the first memorialized during the Memorial Walk and Freedom Wall dedication. They were Capt. James R. Tant, U.S. Air Force, class of '65; 1st Lt. Frank L. Rice, U.S. Army, class of '67; and Sgt. David J. Smith, U.S. Marine Corps, class of '10.
ECU class of ’67
Rice died in Cambodia in 1970 in a helicopter crash.