North Dakota's Heroes

Medium
State Heroes Total:
3043
Service Branch

Vietnam

David Kuhn photo 1969

Cpl. David James Kuhn

Vietnam

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 196th Light Infantry Brigade

Date of Loss: May 23, 1969 / Age: 19

In QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER CAUSES

Joseph Dennis Fischer photo 1969

BT3 Joseph Dennis Fischer

Zeeland, ND

Branch of Service: Navy

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent:

Date of Loss: May 23, 1969 / Age: 20

In OFFSHORE, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, SEA CASUALTY
OTHER ACCIDENT

Gene Thomas Gietzen photo 1969

Pfc. Gene Thomas Gietzen

Glen Ullin, ND

Branch of Service: Marines

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent:

Date of Loss: May 21, 1969 / Age: 19

In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS

Leon David Cox photo 1969

Staff Sgt. Leon David Cox

Jamestown, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Infantry Division

Date of Loss: May 17, 1969 / Age: 35

In BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

James Kopseng photo 1969

Staff Sgt. James Claire Kopseng

Vietnam

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 4th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: May 14, 1969 / Age: 21

In PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

Merlin Laber photo 1969

SP4 Merlin James Laber

Vietnam

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 198th Light Infantry Brigade

Date of Loss: May 14, 1969 / Age: 21

In QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

Gerald Frank Coulthart photo 1969

SP4 Gerald Frank Coulthart

Hamilton, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Cav Division (AMBL)

Date of Loss: April 28, 1969 / Age: 21

In TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS

John Morris Joyce photo 1969

1st Lt. John Morris Joyce

Minot, ND

Branch of Service: Marines

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Reserve

Date of Loss: April 17, 1969 / Age: 24

In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

Stanley John Ottmar photo 1969

Sgt. Stanley John Ottmar

Burt, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Cav Division (AMBL)

Date of Loss: April 10, 1969 / Age: 19

In BIEN HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

Gerald Anthony Decker photo 1969

SP5 Gerald Anthony Decker

Sentinel Butte, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 25th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: April 10, 1969 / Age: 20

In BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

Randy Lee Hansen photo 1969

SP4 Randy Lee Hansen

Williston, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Signal Brigade

Date of Loss: April 06, 1969 / Age: 20

In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH

David Arlen Waldera photo 1969

Cpt. David Arlen Waldera

Fargo, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: A Co, Army Depot Long Binh, Army Spt Cmd Saigon, 1st Log Cmd

Date of Loss: April 02, 1969 / Age: 24

In , SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR

David Ira Styles photo 1969

Specialist David Ira Styles

Langdon, ND

Vietnam

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: HHC

Date of Loss: March 29, 1969 / Age: 20

MOS 91B20 (Medical NCO)

Ground casualty died outright on 3/29/1969 by Hostile gun/small arms fire in the Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam.

Richard Anthony Volk photo 1969

Lance Cpl. Richard Anthony Volk

Minot, ND

Branch of Service: Marines

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: E Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment

Date of Loss: March 19, 1969 / Age: 19

In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE

Lawrence Robert Esser photo 1969

SP4 Lawrence Robert Esser

Minot, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 9th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: March 12, 1969 / Age: 21

In KIEN HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR