State Heroes - POW

State Heroes Total:
37
Service Branch

Korea

Ronald Wayne Hagen photo 1950

Pvt. Ronald Wayne Hagen

Grand Forks County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Headquarters Battery, 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division

Date of Loss: December 01, 1950 / Age:

He was captured while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea and interned as a Prisoner of War. He was not among those returned at the wars end, and is listed as Missing in Action.

Donald Leroy Duff photo 1950

Sgt. Donald Leroy Duff

Sargent County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division

Date of Loss: December 01, 1950 / Age:

He was captured while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea and interned as a Prisoner of War. He was not among those returned at the wars end, and is listed as Missing in Action.

Allen Lyle Mettler photo 1951

Pvt.1st Class Allen Lyle Mettler

Drake, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: K Company, 9th Infantry Regiment

Date of Loss: February 12, 1951 / Age: 21

He was captured and unaccounted for when the war ended and was listed as Missing in Action. His remains were recovered, identified, and returned to the United Sates in 2006.

Kenneth Hefta photo 1951

Cpl. Kenneth Hefta

Traill County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division

Date of Loss: February 14, 1951 / Age:

He was captured during the Korean War and interned as a Prisoner of War. He was not among those returned at the wars end, and is listed as Missing in Action. His remains have never been recovered.

Fred Beecher Sayre photo 1951

Pvt. Fred Beecher Sayre

Traill County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: April 27, 1951 / Age:

He was captured during the Korean War and interned as a Prisoner of War. He was not among those returned at the wars end, and is listed as Missing in Action. His remains have never been recovered.

Lavern Paul Gohl photo 1950

Pvt. Lavern Paul Gohl

Williams County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: July 16, 1950 / Age:

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea and forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March." He died while a prisoner at Manpo, North Korea on October 21, 1950. His remains were never recovered. 

Herbert Edward Buik photo 1950

Pvt. Herbert Edward Buik

Wells County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company C, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: July 26, 1950 / Age:

He was captured during the Korean War and interned as a Prisoner of War. He was not among those returned at the wars end, and is listed as Missing in Action. His remains have never been recovered.

Stephen Kermit Roe photo 1950

Pvt.1st Class Stephen Kermit Roe

Barnes County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Battery C, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division

Date of Loss: November 30, 1950 / Age: 20

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and died while a prisoner on June 11, 1951.

Edward Joseph Jager photo 1950

Pvt.1st Class Edward Joseph Jager

Ramsey County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division

Date of Loss: November 30, 1950 / Age: 22

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and died while a prisoner on June 24, 1951. 

Eugene Van Steenvoort photo 1950

Pvt. Eugene Van Steenvoort

Ramsey County, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division

Date of Loss: November 30, 1950 / Age: 19

He was captured during the Korean War and interned as a Prisoner of War. He was not among those returned at the wars end, and is listed as Missing in Action. His remains have never been recovered.

World War II

Theodore Albert Vasicek photo 1944

Cpl. Theodore Albert Vasicek

World War II

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Tr A 4th Calvary Recon Sq

Date of Loss: July 27, 1944 / Age:

Captured by German Forces while on Combat Patrol 27 July 1944.

Wounded In Action France 27 July 1944.

Clarence E. Van Ray photo 1945

1st Lt. Clarence E. Van Ray

World War II

Branch of Service: Marines

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: United States Marine Corps

Date of Loss: January 28, 1945 / Age:

Died in a POW camp.

Willard F. Van Alst photo 1942

Corporal Willard F. Van Alst

Williston, ND

World War II

Branch of Service: Marines

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: United States Marine Corps

Date of Loss: November 10, 1942 / Age:

Died in a POW camp.

Joseph L. Smith photo 1942

PFC Joseph L. Smith

World War II

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 194th Tank Battalion

Date of Loss: April 15, 1942 / Age: 27

Died while in POW status. Took part in the Bataan Death March, where he was killed by a Japanese guard and buried. After the war his remains were recovered.

George S. Schroedl photo 1944

Corporal George S. Schroedl

Leonard, ND

World War II

Branch of Service: Air Force

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy

Date of Loss: October 24, 1944 / Age: 27

Died in POW status in Bataan.