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North Dakota's Heroes: Missing in Action

State Heroes 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

James Alan Fowler
1972
Bismarck, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 523 TFS 405 TFW
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 - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: F Troop, 8th Cavalry, 196th Infantry Brigade
Date of Disappearance: April 2, 1972 / Age: 24

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

Remains identified 2/7/1994. DPAA

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, 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

Wendell Richard Keller
1969
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
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

Remains identified 3/22/2012. DPAA.

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.

CHESTER LEROY COONS
1968
Bismarck, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
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 identified 12/01/1993. DPAA 

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