POW

State Heroes Total:
38
Service Branch

Korean War

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.

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.

Herbert Edward Buik photo 1950

Private Herbert Edward Buik

Wells County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company C

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:27th Infantry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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

Private First Class Stephen Kermit Roe

Barnes County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Battery C

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:38th Field Artillery Battalion

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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

Private First Class Edward Joseph Jager

Ramsey County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:38th Field Artillery Battalion

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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

Private Eugene Van Steenvoort

Ramsey County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:38th Field Artillery Battalion

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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.

Ronald Wayne Hagen photo 1950

Private Ronald Wayne Hagen

Grand Forks County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Headquarters Battery

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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

Sergeant Donald Leroy Duff

Sargent County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company C

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:2nd Engineer Combat Battalion

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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.

Ward Orville Neville photo 1950

1st Lieutenant Ward Orville Neville

Zap, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company B

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:3rd Engineer Combat Battalion

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:24th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: August 11, 1950 / Age: 32

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for actions near the Naktong River while on a search and destroy patrol. In this mission, Neville and his 13 men were attacked by an estimated 200 enemy rifleman.

Lavern Paul Gohl photo 1950

Private Lavern Paul Gohl

Williams County, ND

Korean War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company G

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: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. 

World War II

Dwight T. Hunkins photo 1945

Capt. Dwight T. Hunkins

Fargo, ND

World War II

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 31st Infantry Regiment

Date of Loss: January 22, 1945 / Age: 29

Died while in POW status. Fought on Bataan and became a POW at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan. He was one of 1622 Japanese Prisoners of War boarded onto the Oryoku Maru at Manila on December 14, 1944.

Jerome W. Baglien photo 1945

RM3c Jerome W. Baglien

Hillsboro, ND

World War II

Branch of Service: Navy

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: USS Sculpin

Date of Loss: December 05, 1945 / Age: 22

United States Naval Reserve. Killed in action on the USS Sculpin when it was sunk by a Japanese Destroyer. South Pacific Ocean. Remains not recovered. 

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.

Rex Aton photo 1945

Capt. Rex Aton

World War II

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 12th Medical Regiment, Philippine Scouts

Date of Loss: January 09, 1945 / Age:

Died while in POW status during WWII. Taiwan. Remains not recovered.