nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends

North Dakota's Heroes: Missing in Action

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

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

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

Deland Dwight Zubke
1971
Grassy Butte, ND
Vietnam - MIA
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 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

Wendell Richard Keller
1969
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Date of Disappearance: March 1, 1969 / Age: 40

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

Body was not recovered

THOMAS JOHN BEYER
1968
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - MIA
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

Remains identified 10/12/2010

RONALD DALE BOND
1968
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: Reserve
Date of Disappearance: March 11, 1968 / Age: 37

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

Body was not recovered.

CHESTER LEROY COONS
1968
Bismarck, ND
Vietnam - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Disappearance: February 17, 1968 / Age: 31

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

Remains were recovered in 1992/1993.  Internment is at Arlington National Cemetery.

William Tod Potter
1968
Grand Forks, ND
Vietnam - MIA
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.

Pages