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North Dakota's Heroes: Missing in Action

Recipient Total:
424
Jeffry Jon Olson
1991
Grand Forks, ND
Persian Gulf - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 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

Byron Kent Kulland
1972
New Town, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 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

Darel Dean Leetun
1966
Hettinger, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Date of Disappearance: September 17, 1966 / Age: 42

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

Delbert Austin Olson
1968
Casselton, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Disappearance: January 11, 1968 / Age: 42

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

Body was 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.

William Tod Potter
1968
Grand Forks, ND
Vietnam - MIA, Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 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 / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 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 / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 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 / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 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 / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 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

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