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Michael John Allard
Lieutenant
  Home of Record:  Schofield, WI
  Date of birth:   09/12/1940
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
  Service: United States Navy
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:   Lieutenant
  ID No:  657393
  MOS:  1315: Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot)
  Length Service:  04
  Unit: USS CORAL SEA, VA-153, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   08/30/1967
  Incident Date:   08/30/1967
  Age at Loss:     26
  Location:  Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Remains:  Body not recovered
  Repatriated:   08/04/1993
  Identified:  10/21/2000
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
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Merlin Raye Allen
Lance Corporal
  Home of Record:  Bayfield, WI
  Date of birth:   10/22/1946
MILITARY DATA
  Service:  United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   E3
  Rank:  Lance Corporal
  ID No: 2163227
  MOS:  2531: Field Radio Operator
  Length Service:  01
  Unit:  A CO, 3RD RECON BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   06/30/1967
  Incident Date:   06/30/1967
  Age at Loss:  20
  Location:   Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Noncrew
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William Tamm Arnold
Lieutenant Commander (See Note below)
  Home of Record: West Allis, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Tuesday, 06/25/1940
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:  Navy (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  O2
  Rank:  Lieutenant Commander (See Note below)
  ID No: 397366209
  MOS:  1310 Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot)
  LenSvc:  Not recorded
  Unit:  VA-22, CVW-2, USS CORAL SEA
  Note:  O2 at loss. Promoted while in MIA status
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Friday, 11/18/1966
  Change Status:  Thursday, 05/18/1978
                  Missing to Died while Missing
  Age at Loss:  26
  Remains:    Body not recovered
  Location:       Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Reason:    Air loss or crash over land - Fixed Wing - Pilot
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Norman Karl Billipp
Captain
  Home of Record:  Milwaukee, WI
  Date of birth:   03/14/1945
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
  Service:    United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:  Captain
  ID No:  195348293
  MOS:  7501: PILOT VMA
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:  III MAF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   07/16/1976
  Incident Date:   05/06/1969
  Age at Loss:  31
  Location:   Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:    Body not recovered
  Repatriated:    03/29/1996
  Identified:     11/01/1996
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
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Thomas Joseph Blackman
Private First Class
  Home of Record:  Racine, WI
  Date of birth:   02/22/1949
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
  Service:   United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   E2
  Rank: Private First Class
  ID No:  2398632
  MOS:  0844: FIELD ARTILLERY FIRE CONTROL MAN
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:   D BTRY, 2ND BN, 13TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   05/10/1968
  Incident Date:   05/10/1968
  Age at Loss: 19
  Location:   Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Repatriated:     09/08/1999
  Identified:      03/30/2005
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
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Richard Lee Bowers
Major
  Home of Record:  Lake Mills, WI
  Date of birth:   07/20/1946
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:   Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   O2
  Rank:  Major
  Note:  Promoted while in POW status
  ID No:  399422149
  MOS: 1542: Infantry Unit Commander
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:   MOBILE ADV TEAM IV-49, ADV TEAM 71, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   09/29/1978
  Incident Date:   03/24/1969
  Age at Loss:  32
  Location:  Ba Xugen Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while captured
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
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Robert Ira Bush
Captain
  Home of Record:  Racine, WI
  Date of birth:   06/08/1938
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:   United States Air Force
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:  Captain
  ID No:   3103620
  MOS:  1115: Pilot
  Length Service:  08
  602ND FTR SQDN, 14TH AIR COMMANDO WING, 7TH AF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   06/09/1966
  Incident Date:   06/09/1966
  Age at Loss:  28
  Location:    Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
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Paul David Derby
Captain
  Home of Record:  Menomonie, WI
  Date of birth:   01/04/1943
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:         United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:  Captain
  ID No: 092335
  MOS:  7521: PILOT VMFA (I)
  Length Service:  06
  Unit:  III MAF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   11/17/1968
  Incident Date:   11/17/1968
  Age at Loss:  25
  Location:    Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
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Donald William Downing
Lieutenant Colonel
  Home of Record:  Janesville, WI
  Date of birth:   03/17/1934
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:   United States Air Force
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:  Lieutenant Colonel
  Note:  Promoted while in MIA status
  ID No: 395309773
  MOS:  1115F: Pilot
  Length Service:  **
  Unit: 557TH TAC FTR SQDN, 12TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   04/28/1978
  Incident Date:   09/05/1967
  Age at Loss:  44
  Location:   Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
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Walter Frank Draeger Jr
Captain
  Home of Record:  Deerfield, WI
  Date of birth:   09/28/1933
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:         United States Air Force
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:  Captain
  ID No:  3053337
  MOS:  1115: Pilot
  Length Service:  08
  Unit:   1131ST SPEC ACTIVITY SQDN, 13TH AF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   04/04/1965
  Incident Date:   04/04/1965
  Age at Loss:  31
  Location:   Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
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William Anthony Evans
Sergeant
  Home of Record: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Monday, 10/04/1948
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:        Army  (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E5
  Rank:   Sergeant
  ID No:  393523288
  MOS:  11B20 Infantryman
  LenSvc:    Not recorded
  Unit:    B-50 (RT PLUMB), CCS, MACV-SOG, SPECIAL FORCES
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:   Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Sunday, 03/02/1969
  Cas Date:   Sunday, 03/02/1969
  Age at Loss:  20
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Location:       Province not reported, Cambodia
  Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Reason:  Multiple fragmentation wounds - Ground casualty
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Charles Richard Fellenz
Chief Master Sergeant
  Home of Record:  Marshfield, WI
  Date of birth:   10/20/1939
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
  Service:   United States Air Force
  Grade at loss:   E5
  Rank:  Chief Master Sergeant
  Note:   Promoted while in MIA status
  ID No: 398364700
  MOS:   64590: Inventory Management Superintendent
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:    41ST TAC ALFT SQDN, 374TH TAC ALFT WING, 7TH AF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   06/29/1978
  Incident Date:   11/24/1969
  Age at Loss:   38
  Location:   Laos
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Repatriated:     11/15/1993
  Identified:      10/02/1995
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
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Edwin James Fickler
Captain
  Home of Record: Kewaskum, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Tuesday, 05/04/1943
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:   Marine Corps (Reserve)
  Grade at loss:  O3
  Rank:   Captain
  ID No:   395408403
  MOS:            7511 PILOT VMA (AW) (I)
  LenSvc:    Not recorded
  Unit:   H&MS 11, MAG-11, 1ST MAW
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Friday, 01/17/1969
  Change Status:  Monday, 02/04/1974
                  Missing to Died while Missing
  Age at Loss:  25
  Remains:        Body not recovered
  Location:   Quang Tin, South Vietnam
  Type:    Hostile, died while missing
  Reason:   Air loss or crash over land - Fixed Wing - Pilot
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Richard William Fischer
Gunnery Sergeant
  Home of Record: Madison, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Sunday, 06/15/1947
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
  Service:  Marine Corps (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E3
  Rank:   Gunnery Sergeant (See Note below)
  ID No:  398464071
  MOS:  0331 Machine Gunner
  LenSvc:    Not recorded
  Unit:    M CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
  Note:   E3 at loss. Promoted while in MIA status
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:   Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Monday, 01/08/1968
  Change Status:  Friday, 12/08/1978
                  Missing to Died while Missing
  Age at Loss:  20
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Location:   Quang Nam, South Vietnam
  Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Reason:   Not Reported - Ground casualty
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Paul Reid Frazier
Sergeant
Army Of The United States
PERSONAL DATA
  Home: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  DOB: Friday, 03/11/1949
  Sex: Male
  Race: Caucasian
  Married? No
  Religion: Lutheran & Missouri Synod
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service: Army Of The United States
  Comp: Regular
  Grade: E5
  Rank: Sergeant
  ID No: 16890183
  MOS: 67N2F - UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
  LenSvc: Between 2 and 3 years
  Unit: 191ST AHC, 214TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
CASUALTY DATA
  Cas Date: Tuesday, 09/03/1968
  Age at Loss: 19
  Remains: Body Not Recovered
  Type: Hostile, Died
  Reason: Air Loss, Crash - Land - Helicopter - Crew
  Last Update: November 1969
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Donald Louis Gallagher
Chief Aviation Ordnanceman
  Home of Record:  Sheboygan, WI
  Date of birth:   03/02/1938
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:   United States Navy
  Grade at loss: E7
  Rank:   Chief Aviation Ordnanceman
  ID No:   5211018
  MOS:   0000: Not Recorded
  Length Service:  10
  Unit:   VP-26, TF 72, 7TH FLEET
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   02/06/1968
  Incident Date:   02/06/1968
  Age at Loss:  29
  Location:   Phu Quoc Island, South Vietnam
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Non-hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
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Paul Stuart Gee
Captain
  Home of Record:  Manitowish Waters, WI
  Date of birth:   08/21/1943
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:         United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   O2
  Rank:   Captain
  Note:   Promoted while in MIA status
  ID No:  395402483
  MOS:  7584: Naval Flight Officer
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:  III MAF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      08/24/1967
  Casualty Date:   08/05/1974
  Incident Date:   01/16/1968
  Age at Loss:  30
  Location:   Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
  Remains: Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
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William Dale Gorsuch
Aviation Boatswain 3rd Class
  Home of Record:  Cambria, WI
  Date of birth:   03/20/1948
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:   United States Navy
  Grade at loss:   E4
  Rank:   Aviation Boatswain 3rd Class
  ID No:   387505863
  MOS:    ABH: Aviation Boatswain  (Handling)
  Length Service:  02
  Unit:    USS CONSTELLATION, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   10/02/1969
  Incident Date:   10/02/1969
  Age at Loss:  21
  Location:   Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Non-hostile, died of other causes
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Noncrew
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John Francis Hartzheim
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class
  Home of Record:  Appleton, WI
  Date of birth:   11/25/1945
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
  Service:   United States Navy
  Grade at loss:   E5
  Rank:    Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class
  ID No:   9177856
  MOS:   ATN: Aviation Electronics Technician (Radio)
  Length Service:  02
  Unit:  VO-67, PACFLT
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   02/27/1968
  Incident Date:   02/27/1968
  Age at Loss:   22
  Location:  Laos
  Remains:    Body not recovered
  Repatriated:   11/05/1996
  Identified:    02/19/1999
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
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Richard Jay Hentz
Specialist Five
  Home of Record:  Oshkosh, WI
  Date of birth:   11/07/1947
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E5
  Rank:    Specialist Five
  ID No:   393463791
  MOS:   98G2L: Voice Interceptor (Linguist)
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:   138TH AVN CO (ASA), 224TH ASA AVN BN,
509TH ASA GROUP, ARMY SEC AGENCY, USARV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   03/04/1971
  Incident Date:   03/04/1971
  Age at Loss:  23
  Location:  Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Noncrew
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Raymond Thomas Heyne
Lance Corporal
  Home of Record: Mason, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Tuesday, 07/15/1947
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
  Service:    Marine Corps (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E3
  Rank:    Lance Corporal
  ID No:   2260312
  MOS:    0811 FIELD ARTILLERY CANNONEER
  LenSvc:   Between 2 and 3 years
  Unit:   D BTRY, 2ND BN, 13TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Friday, 05/10/1968
  Cas Date:       Friday, 05/10/1968
  Age at Loss:    20
  Remains:    Body not recovered
  Repatriated:   Wednesday, 09/08/1999
  Identified:   Wednesday, 03/30/2005
  Location:  Quang Tin, South Vietnam
  Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Reason:   Other explosive device - Ground casualty
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Roy Arthur Huss
Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
  Home of Record: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Abbotsford, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Thursday, 07/29/1943
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:   Navy (Reserve)
  Grade at loss:  O2
  Rank:    Lieutenant (junior grade)
  ID No:   706523
  MOS:   1325 Unrestricted Line Officer (Naval Flight Officer)
  LenSvc:    Between 2 and 3 years
  Unit:   VP-26, TF 72, 7TH FLEET
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Tuesday, 02/06/1968
  Cas Date:       Tuesday, 02/06/1968
  Age at Loss:    24
  Remains:    Body Not Recovered
  Location:  Offshore, Military Region 4, South Vietnam
  Type:   Non-hostile, Died While Missing
  Reason:    Air Loss, Crash - Sea - Fixed Wing - Crew
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Randolph Leroy Johnson
Sergeant First Class
  Home of Record:  Milwaukee, WI
  Date of birth:   05/22/1949
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:    Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E5
  Rank:    Sergeant First Class
  Note:   Promoted while in MIA status
  ID No:  399503746
  MOS:   67N40: UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:   48TH AHC, 223RD AVN BN, 11TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   09/13/1979
  Incident Date:   02/20/1971
  Age at Loss:  30
  Location:   Laos
  Remains:     Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
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James Alan Ketterer
Captain
  Home of Record:  Milwaukee, WI
  Date of birth:   12/18/1942
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:  United States Air Force
  Grade at loss:   O2
  Rank:   Captain
  Note:   Promoted while in MIA status
  ID No:  395409501
  MOS:  1115R: Pilot
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:  389TH TAC FTR SQDN, 366TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      01/05/1968
  Casualty Date:   07/19/1976
  Incident Date:   01/20/1968
  Age at Loss:     33
  Location: Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Remains:     Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
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Roy Robert Kubley
Captain
  Home of Record:  Glidden, WI
  Date of birth:   07/08/1939
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:  United States Air Force
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:   Captain
  ID No:  77661
  MOS:  1115: Pilot
  Length Service:  04
  Unit:   12TH AIR COMMANDO SQDN, 315TH AIR COMMANDO WING, 7TH AF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   01/31/1967
  Incident Date:   01/31/1967
  Age at Loss:  27
  Location:  Laos
  Remains:    Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
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James David La Haye
Commander
  Home of Record:  Green Bay, WI
  Date of birth:   07/21/1923
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:         United States Navy
  Grade at loss:   O5
  Rank:   Commander
  ID No: 485329
  MOS:  1310: Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot)
  Length Service:  22
  Unit:  USS MIDWAY, VF-111, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   05/08/1965
  Incident Date:   05/08/1965
  Age at Loss:  41
  Location:  Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
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David Leverett Leet
Captain
  Home of Record: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Saturday, 12/21/1946
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service: Marine Corps (Reserve)
  Grade at loss:  O3
  Rank:  Captain
  ID No:  387483786
  MOS:  7542 PILOT VMAQ/VMFP (I)
  LenSvc:   Not recorded
  Unit:  VMCJ-1, MAG-15, 1ST MAW
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Thursday, 04/13/1972
  Change Status:  Sunday, 04/13/1975
                  Missing to Died while Missing
  Age at Loss:  25
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Location:    Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Type:  Hostile, died while missing
  Reason:    Air loss or crash at sea - Fixed Wing - Pilot
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Todd Michael Melton
Staff Sergeant
  Home of Record:  Milwaukee, WI
  Date of birth:   04/11/1949
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
  Service:   United States Air Force
  Grade at loss:   E5
  Rank:  Staff Sergeant
  ID No:   392488837
  MOS:  29372: Airborne Radio Communications Technician
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:   6994TH SEC SQDN, 7TH AF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   02/05/1973
  Incident Date:   02/05/1973
  Age at Loss:   23
  Location:   Laos
  Remains:    Body not recovered
  Repatriated:     02/09/1993
  Identified:      10/27/1995
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
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Harold John Moe
Captain
  Home of Record:  Eau Claire, WI
  Date of birth:   07/11/1938
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:  United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   O2
  Rank:  Captain
  Note:  Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  ID No: 091438
  MOS: 7582: Naval Flight Officer, EA-6A/B
  Length Service:  08
  Unit:            III MAF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   09/26/1967
  Incident Date:   09/26/1967
  Age at Loss:   29
  Location:   Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
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William C Pierson III
Chief Warrant Officer
  Home of Record:  Madison, WI
  Date of birth:   12/23/1947
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:   Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   W2
  Rank:    Chief Warrant Officer
  Note:   Promoted while in MIA status
  ID No:  387480548
  MOS:  062B: Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:   D TRP, 2ND SQDN, 17TH CAVALRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   10/16/1978
  Incident Date:   04/13/1969
  Age at Loss:  30
  Location:  Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
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Dale Wayne Richardson
Major
  Home of Record:  Cashton, WI
  Date of birth:   05/05/1941
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:   Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   O3
  Rank:  Major
  Note:   Promoted while in MIA status
  ID No:  340347226
  MOS: 1203: Tank Unit Commander
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:   D CO, 2ND BN, 34TH ARMOR, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   01/15/1979
  Incident Date:   05/02/1970
  Age at Loss:     37
  Location:  Province not reported, Cambodia
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Noncrew
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Peter Alden Schmidt
Specialist Four
  Home of Record:  Milwaukee, WI
  Date of birth:   11/07/1949
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:  Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E4
  Rank:   Specialist Four
  ID No:   396545986
  MOS:     67A1F: Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (Flight Qual)
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:    71ST AHC, 14TH AVN BN, 16TH AVN GROUP, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   08/15/1970
  Incident Date:   08/15/1970
Age at Loss:  20
  Location:  Laos
  Remains:  Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
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Lance Peter Sijan


Captain
480TH TFS, 366TH TFW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
13 April 1942 - 22 January 1968
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Duwayne Soulier
Private First Class
  Home of Record: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Tuesday, 12/31/1946
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:   Marine Corps (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E2
  Rank:  Private First Class
  ID No:  2201329
  MOS:   0351 Antitank Assaultman
  LenSvc:    Between 1 and 2 years
  Unit:   HQ CO, 7TH COMMUNICATIONS BN, 1ST MARDIV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Monday, 05/01/1967
  Cas Date:   Monday, 05/01/1967
  Age at Loss: 20
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Location:  Offshore, Military Region 1, South Vietnam
  Type:   Non-hostile, died of other causes
  Reason:   Air loss or crash at sea - Helicopter - Noncrew
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Albert Raymond Trudeau
Warrant Officer
  Home of Record:  Milwaukee, WI
  Date of birth:   09/18/1949
MILITARY DATA
Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   W1
  Rank:    Warrant Officer
  ID No:  006502412
  MOS: 100C: Cargo Helicopter Pilot
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:  68TH ASHC, 52ND AVN BN, 17TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   10/26/1971
  Incident Date:   10/26/1971
  Age at Loss:     22
  Location:   Khanh Hoa Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:    Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Non-hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
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James Neil Tycz
 Sergeant
Home of Record: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of birth:  Tuesday, 04/10/1945
MILITARY DATA
Remains Returned/Remains Recovered
Service:  Marine Corps (Regular)
Grade at loss:  E5
Rank:  Sergeant
ID No:  2082767
MOS:  0311 Rifleman
LenSvc:   Between 3 and 4 years
Unit:  1ST PLT, A CO, 3RD RECON BN, 3RD MARDIV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour:   Not recorded
Incident Date:  Wednesday, 05/10/1967
Cas Date:   Wednesday, 05/10/1967
Age at Loss: 22
Remains:  Body Not Recovered
Repatriated: Tuesday, 05/27/2003
Identified: Monday, 11/22/2004
Location:       Quang Tri, South Vietnam
Type:  Hostile, Died
Reason:   Other Explosive Device - Ground Casualty
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James Lee Van Bendegom
Staff Sergeant (See Note below)
  Home of Record: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  Date of birth:  Sunday, 11/28/1948
MILITARY DATA
Died in Captivity -  Remains Not Returned
  Service:   Army  (Selective Service)
  Grade at loss:  E4
  Rank:    Staff Sergeant (See Note below)
  ID No:  294500350
  MOS:  11B10 Infantryman
  LenSvc:   Not recorded
  Unit:  B CO, 1ST BN, 12TH INF RGT, 4 INF DIV
  Note:  E4 at loss. Promoted while in POW status
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Not recorded
  Incident Date:  Wednesday, 07/12/1967
  Change Status:  Monday, 07/31/1967
                  Captured to Died while Captured
  Age at Loss: 18
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Location:  Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam
  Type:    Hostile, died while captured
  Reason:    Not Reported - Ground casualty
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Robert Frederick Wilke
Colonel
  Home of Record:  Milwaukee, WI
  Date of birth:   09/14/1925
MILITARY DATA
Presumptive Finding of Death
  Service:   United States Air Force
  Grade at loss: O5
  Rank:  Colonel
  Note:  Promoted while in MIA status
  ID No:  388189460
  MOS:  1115J: Pilot
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:  602ND FTR SQDN, 56TH AIR COMMANDO WING, 7TH AF
CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      ------
  Casualty Date:   05/05/1978
  Incident Date:   01/17/1968
  Age at Loss: 52
  Location:  Province not reported, North Vietnam
  Remains:   Body not recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
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THIS LIST OF 37 WILL ALWAYS REMAIN
UNLESS THEY HAVE RETURNED HOME ALIVE

_______________________________________________

Oak Creek author Tom Mueller is writing his fourth book about the "Ultimate Sacrifice"
There will be two chapters on Wisconsin Vietnam MIAs and another that interviews WI. Vietnam Veterans.
Thanks Tom for finding a few  of  the photos for Doc.
Tom Mueller
 War Books


 
 


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