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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.

Blythe Noel Van De Venter
1970
Grand Forks, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 5th Public Info Det, 1st Field Force
Date of Loss: April 1, 1970 / Age: 23

In KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY

David Larson
1970
Belcourt, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 4th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: February 27, 1970 / Age: 21

In BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

William Davis Kristjanson
1970
Inkster, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st Infantry Division
Date of Loss: February 26, 1970 / Age: 26

In BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH

Lyle Maynard Johannes
1970
Kulm, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: MACV Advisors
Date of Loss: January 29, 1970 / Age: 20

In PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE

Donald Gene Vollmer
1969
Bismarck, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 190th Aviation Company,145th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group
Date of Loss: November 2, 1969 / Age: 19

In HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Steve Louis Escallier
1969
Portal, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Date of Loss: October 31, 1969 / Age: 19

In TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Larry Sterl Poling
1969
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Date of Loss: October 20, 1969 / Age: 20

In TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

Mark Daniel Mangin
1969
Verona, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Marines
Date of Loss: October 1, 1969 / Age: 20

In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

Robert Eugene Schmitz
1969
Martin, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company D, 1/22 Infantry, 4th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: September 16, 1969 / Age: 25

In PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

David Duane Elsbernd
1969
Crosby, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 196th Light Infantry Brigade
Date of Loss: September 9, 1969 / Age: 20

In QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS

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