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Conflict: Vietnam

The total casualty count for North Dakota's Vietnam War heroes is 198.

Visit the Vietnam War Resources website for more information about Vietnam. 

Photos retrieved from Virtual Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces.  Data primarily retrieved from: Find the Data | Vietnam War CasualtiesThe Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall USAFind a GraveMilitary Times Hall of Valor

This section is updated regularly as we discover new information and continue to add North Dakota's heroes.  Please contact us if you have information to add or update.

Charles Herman Piper Jr
1972
Durbin, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Loss: August 30, 1972 / Age: 34

In OFFSHORE, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, SEA CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE

James Alan Fowler
1972
Bismarck, ND
Vietnam - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Date of Disappearance: June 6, 1972 / Age: 41

In , NORTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was not recovered

Byron Kent Kulland
1972
New Town, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: F Troop, 8th Cavalry, 196th Infantry Brigade
Date of Loss: April 2, 1972 / Age: 24

In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, HELICOPTER - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Merlyn Leroy Paulson
1972
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Date of Disappearance: March 29, 1972 / Age: 38

Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was recovered.

Remains were identified Oct 23, 1986.

DAVID DONALD BERDAHL
1972
Minot, ND
Vietnam - MIA
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 101st Airborne Division
Date of Disappearance: January 20, 1972 / Age: 19

In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was not recovered

Douglas Jack Pierce
1971
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st AVN BDE
Date of Loss: November 26, 1971 / Age: 19

In VINH LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION

Roger Lee Svir
1971
Park River, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 159th Transportation Battalion
Date of Loss: September 26, 1971 / Age: 20

In PHONG DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER ACCIDENT

Steven Reed Hanson
1971
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 101st Airborne Division
Date of Loss: September 24, 1971 / Age: 21

In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Alan Rolf Hinzpeter
1971
Minot, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 101st Airborne Division
Date of Loss: September 6, 1971 / Age: 22

In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

Loren Douglas Hagen
1971
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Special Forces
Date of Loss: August 7, 1971 / Age: 25

In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

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