Techsans in the Vietnam War: Profile

Techsans in the Vietnam War
  • Lt. Colonel Don R. Fisher

    08 October 1936

    TTU: 1981 - 1988;

    Class of '88

  • Don R. Fisher was born on October 8, 1936, and grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. During his Army career, he served two tours in Vietnam. On his first tour, he was a member of a MACV advisory team in Qui Nhon from September of 1965 to September of 1966. He advised Regional and Popular Forces from Bin Dinh Province. In his second tour, he worked in II Corps Support Command as a battalion commander in My Tho from December of 1969 to December of 1970. He earned the Bronze Star for valor, twoBronze Stars for service, two Purple Hearts, a Vietnam Service Medal, and three Republic of Vietnam Medals. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel and moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University, where he earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education with a minor in History in 1988. He is married to Virginia C. Fisher and has three children: Lynn M. Fisher, Anne E. Kelso, and Ellen R. Fisher.