Loyola University Chicago

Department of Military Science

Rambler Battalion Memorial Page

This page is dedicated to former Loyola Army ROTC cadets who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation. They will always be remembered for their courage, their devotion to duty, and their willingness to lay down their lives in the defense of the United States of America.

Walter Joseph Gutowski, Class of 1967

‌‌Captain Walter Joseph Gutowski, a native of Naperville, Illinois, graduated from Loyola with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Active in both Loyola's Army ROTC program and the "Scabbard and Blade", a national honors society for ROTC programs, he commissioned as an infantry officer upon his graduation and was eventually attached in 1969 to Advisory Team 68 of Military Assistance Command- Vietnam, where he was deployed to Vinh Long Province. On August 5th, 1969, CPT Gutowski was killed in action while serving his country honorably. CPT Gutowski's commitment to his country and his duty will forever remain in our memory.

‌Walter J. Gutowski, being sworn into the Army by Professor of Military Science Lieutenant Colonel Donald Gluck


Andrew Patrick Luberda

Second Lieutenant Andrew Patrick Luberda was a student at Loyola University Chicago and a member of the Loyola Corps of Cadets. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Lieutenant Luberda chose to put his academic career on hold in order to serve his country in a time of need. After commissioning as an infantry officer, Lieutenant Luberda was assigned to 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry of the 1st Infantry Division. Lieutenant Luberda deployed to Vietnam's Binh Duong province on September 6th, 1967, and was killed in action less than six weeks later during the infamous Battle of Ong Thanh on October 17th. Lieutenant Luberda's courage to answer his country's call, his determination to serve a purpose greater than himself, and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.