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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.

Merlin James Laber
1969
Sykeston, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 198th Light Infantry Brigade
Date of Loss: May 14, 1969 / Age: 21

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

Gerald Coulthart
1969
Hamilton, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Date of Loss: April 28, 1969 / Age: 21

In TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS

John Morris Joyce
1969
Minot, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Marines
Company/Division: Reserve
Date of Loss: April 17, 1969 / Age: 24

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

GERALD ANTHONY DECKER
1969
Sentinel Butte, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 25th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: April 10, 1969 / Age: 20

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

Stanley John Ottmar
1969
Burt, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Date of Loss: April 10, 1969 / Age: 19

In BIEN HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

Randy Lee Hansen
1969
Williston, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st Signal Brigade
Date of Loss: April 6, 1969 / Age: 20

In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH

David Arlen Waldera
1969
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: A Co, Army Depot Long Binh, Army Spt Cmd Saigon, 1st Log Cmd
Date of Loss: April 2, 1969 / Age: 24

In , SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR

Richard Anthony Volk
1969
Minot, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Marines
Company/Division: E Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment
Date of Loss: March 19, 1969 / Age: 19

In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE

Lawrence Robert Esser
1969
Minot, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 9th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: March 12, 1969 / Age: 21

In KIEN HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR

Danny Leroy Hanson
1969
Stirum, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 9th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: March 8, 1969 / Age: 22

In LONG AN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER CAUSES

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