MIA

State Heroes Total:
430
Service Branch

Desert Storm

Jeffry Jon Olson photo 1991

Captain Jeffry Jon Olson

Grand Forks, ND

Desert Storm

Branch of Service: Air Force

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:340th Bomber Squadron

Date of Loss: February 03, 1991 / Age: 28

Died while on a bombing mission in support of Operation Desert Storm.

Korean War

Harry James Barth photo 1953

Private First Class Harry James Barth

Almont, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Battery C

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:235th Field Artillery Observation Battalion

Date of Loss: June 11, 1953 / Age: 20

Listed as Missing in Action, while assigned to an observation post near Sok Chang-Ni N. Korea, which had been subjected to heavy mortar & artillery barrages. On June 11, 1953, his status was changed to Killed in Action Remains Not Recovered.

Alton Elmer Graf photo 1952

Private Alton Elmer Graf

Kintyre, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company E

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:2nd Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:45th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: August 18, 1952 / Age: 22

He was listed as Missing in Action when carried away by a flash flood while crossing the river near Inje, North Korea on August 18, 1952 and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. 

Cecil William Brandsted photo 1952

Captain Cecil William Brandsted

Amenia, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Air Force

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:730th Bomber Squadron

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:452nd Bomber Wing

Date of Loss: March 22, 1952 / Age: 30

While on an armed reconnaissance near Kangdong, contact was lost with the aircraft. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on February 28, 1954.

William Sproat Smith Jr. photo 1952

2nd Lieutenant William Sproat Smith Jr.

Carrington, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Air Force

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:8th Fighter-Bomber Squadron

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:49th Fighter-Bomber Group

Date of Loss: March 28, 1952 / Age: 24

While on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and exploded. His remains were never recovered. 

Edmund John Bergum photo 1952

Private First Class Edmund John Bergum

Grand Forks County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Medical Company

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:160th Infantry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:40th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: June 14, 1952 / Age: 19

He was listed as Missing in Action while tending his wounded comrades in North Korea on June 14, 1952 and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.

Mojmir Peter Ficek photo 1952

Sergeant First Class Mojmir Peter Ficek

Dunn County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:179th Infantry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:45th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: June 28, 1952 / Age:

Boyd Laverne Jothen photo 1952

Private First Class Boyd Laverne Jothen

Crosby, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: A Battery

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:54th Field Artillery Group

Date of Loss: July 19, 1952 / Age: 23

Carl Edward Soreide photo 1952

Major Carl Edward Soreide

Bowman, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Marines

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Marine Attack Squadron 212

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:Marine Air Group 12

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:1st Marine Air Wing

Date of Loss: July 23, 1952 / Age: 27

While on a combat mission, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire, exploded and crashed. His remains were never recovered. 

Charles Herbert Blomberg photo 1951

1st Lieutenant Charles Herbert Blomberg

Dickinson, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Air Force

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:36th Fighter Bomber Squadron

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:8th Fighter Bomber Group

Date of Loss: July 01, 1951 / Age: 22

While on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, exploded in mid-air and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. 

Clifford T. Gilstad photo 1951

Private First Class Clifford T. Gilstad

McKenzie County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Medical Company

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:7th Cavalry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:1st Cavalry Division

Date of Loss: November 10, 1951 / Age:

Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in North Korea on November 10, 1951. His remains were never recovered. 

Allen Lyle Mettler photo 1951

Private First Class Allen Lyle Mettler

Drake, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: K Company

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent: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

Corporal Kenneth Hefta

Traill County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:9th Infantry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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.

Donald Wayne Arneson photo 1951

Sergeant First Class Donald Wayne Arneson

Hillsboro, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company C

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:25th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: April 25, 1951 / Age: 29

He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea. His remains were never recovered.

Fred Beecher Sayre photo 1951

Private Fred Beecher Sayre

Traill County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:21st Infantry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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.