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Iraq

Spc. Jon P. Fettig
2003
Dickinson, ND
Iraq - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 957th Engineer Company, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, ND
Date of Loss: July 22, 2003 / Age: 30

Died July 22, 2003 when the truck he was in was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade near Ramadi, Iraq, on July 22, 2003.

Persian Gulf

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

Panama

Silver Star
1989
Panama - Fallen
Branch of Service: Marines
Company/Division: 2nd Light Armored Recon Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC
Date of Loss: December 20, 1989 / Age: 22

Corporal Isaak's Squad came under intense hostile fire while attempting to secure their objective. Reacting swiftly, he continued to advance toward the building in order to clear it of hostile forces of unknown size.

Vietnam

Charles Herman Piper Jr
1972
Durbin, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Loss: August 30, 1972 / Age: 34

In OFFSHORE, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, SEA CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE

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

Byron Kent Kulland
1972
New Town, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: F Troop, 8th Cavalry, 196th Infantry Brigade
Date of Loss: April 2, 1972 / Age: 24

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

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

Douglas Jack Pierce
1971
Fargo, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st AVN BDE
Date of Loss: November 26, 1971 / Age: 19

In VINH LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION

Roger Lee Svir
1971
Park River, ND
Vietnam - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 159th Transportation Battalion
Date of Loss: September 26, 1971 / Age: 20

In PHONG DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER ACCIDENT

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