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North Dakota's Heroes: Missing in Action

Recipient Total:
423
Jeffry Jon Olson
1991
Grand Forks, ND
Persian Gulf - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 340th Bomber Squadron
Date of Disappearance: February 3, 1991 / Age: 28

Died while on a bombing mission in support of Operation Desert Storm.  The B-52 aircraft he was radar navigator on crashed in the Indian Ocean reportedly caused by mechanical problems as the crew attempted to fly back to Diego Garcia, about 3,200 miles

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.

William Tod Potter
1968
Grand Forks, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 14 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Date of Disappearance: February 5, 1968 / Age: 32

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

Body has not been recovered.

Martin William Steen
1966
Grand Forks, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force
Date of Disappearance: May 31, 1966 / Age: 37

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

Body was not recovered

GLENN ARTHUR BELCHER
1967
Fessenden, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: Reserve
Date of Disappearance: December 31, 1967 / Age: 35

In LZ, LAOS, Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Remains Identified November 12, 1997. DPAA

Gordon James Wenaas
1967
Mayville, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 314th Tactical Airlift Wing
Date of Disappearance: December 29, 1967 / Age: 46

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

DAVID DONALD BERDAHL
1972
Minot, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
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

Deland Dwight Zubke
1971
Grassy Butte, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 7th CAV, B Battery, 7th Battalion, 15th Artillery, 52nd Artillery Group
Date of Disappearance: March 1, 1971 / Age: 26

In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, GROUND CASUALTY

Body was not recovered

Declared dead Oct 5, 1978

THOMAS JOHN BEYER
1968
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Date of Disappearance: July 30, 1968 / Age: 27

In QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND, Body not recovered. Listed as deceased 05/02/1978

RONALD DALE BOND
1968
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 604 Air CMDO SQD PACAF
Date of Loss: March 11, 1968 / Age: 37

In PHUOC TUY, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was not recovered.

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