PRE - 1963


 

 

United States Heroes Killed In Action 1945 - 1959 Is - 005

United States Heroes Killed In Action 1960 Is - 005

United States Heroes Killed In Action 1961 Is - 016

United States Heroes Killed In Action 1962 Is - 030

United States Heroes Killed In Action (PRE - 1963) Total Is - 56
 
 

Albert Peter Dewey

Lieutenant Colonel
Special Operations Branch
Chicago, Illinois
09-26-1945
Saigon, Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Shot By Accident By Viet Minh Troops
Body Not Recovered
Not On Wall
 
 
Richard B Fitzgibbon Jr - 35

Technical Sergeant
Detachment 1, 117 3rd FOR MSN Squadron, Military Advisory
and Assistance Group, Vietnam
North Weymouth, Massachusetts
06-08-1956
In South. Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Intentional Homicide Being Fatally Shot By Drunk Person
Recovered
Panel 52E - Line 21

Harry Griffith Cramer - 31

Captain
Mobile Training Team, 14th Special Forces Operations
 Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, Military Advisory
and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
10-21-1957
In South. Vietnam
Non-Hostile, Died Of Illness / Injury, Ground Casualty
Other Explosive Device
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 78
 
Chester Melvin Ovnand - 44

Master Sergeant
Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Copperas Cove, Texas
07-08-1959
In South. Vietnam
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Recovered
Panel 07E - Line 46



 

Dale R Buis - 37

Major
Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Pender, Nebraska
In South. Vietnam
07-08-1959
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 1
 
George Wood Alexander - 27

Lieutenant Commander
Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Los Angeles, California
02-17-1960
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 13E - Line 6

Maurice W Flournoy - 30

Staff Sergeant
6003rd Support Squadron, Military Advisory and
Assistance Group, Vietnam
El Camdo, Texas
02-21-1960
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Died Other - No Explanation Has Been
Reported For This Heroes Death
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 1
 
Richard Edward Stephan - 28

AECA
Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Pennington, New Jersey
08-31-1960
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile, Died Of Illness, Malaria
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 17

 

Roger Hugh Mullins - 39

Lieutenant Commander
Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Decatur, Illinois
02-17-1960
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash At Sea
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 62
 
William Wallace Newton - 42


Chief Aviation Electronics Technician
Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Newberg, Oregon
02-17-1960
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 10E - Line 107
 

Tom Joseph Cress - 26

Lieutenant
USS Coral Sea

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
01-06-1961
Off The Coast Of South Vietnam
Hostile - Air Loss - Crash At Sea
Body Not Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 4
 
James Thomas Davis - 25

Specialist 4
3rd Radio Research Unit, MAAGV

Livingston, Tennessee
12-22-1961
Cau Xang
, South Vietnam
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Recovered

Panel 01E - Line 4
   

The first battlefield fatality of the Vietnam War was Specialist 4 James T. Davis (from Livingston, Tennessee) who was killed on December 22, 1961 on a road near the old French Garrison of Cau Xang. He had been assigned to the 3rd Radio Research Unit at Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon, along with 92 other members of his unit. Davis Station in Saigon was named after him. President Lyndon Johnson later termed Davis "the first American to fall in the defense of our freedom in Vietnam".


Odis Daniel Arnold - 45


Lieutenant Colonel
Headquarters, Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Santa Monica, California
06-30-1961
Gia Dinh, South Vietnam
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, Ground Casualty Illness, Disease
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 3
 
Alfons Aloyze Bankowski - 30

Staff Sergeant
314th Air Division, Pacific Air Command
Stamford, Connecticut
03-23-1961
In Laos
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Body Not Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 1

Gerald Mack Biber - 25

Sergeant
Friendly Force Tracking #59, B Company, 7TH Special Forces Group,
 Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Laos

Benkelman, Nebraska
04-22-1961
In Laos
Hostile - Died - Other - No Cause Of Death Noted For This Hero
Body Not Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 3
 
John Malcom Bischoff - 31

Sergeant First Class
Friendly Force Tracking #59, B Company, 7TH Special Forces Group,
 Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Laos
Mountain Rest, South Carolina
04-22-1961
In Laos
Hostile - Died - Other - No Cause Of Death Noted For This Hero
Body Not Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 3

Theodore Glen Feland - 26

Specialist 4
Headquarters, Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Sonoma, California
04-20-1961
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Died - Other - No Cause Of Death Noted For This Hero
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 3
 
Frederick Thomas Garside - 24

Staff Sergeant
314th Air Division, Pacific Air Command
Plymouth, Massachusetts
03-23-1961
In Laos
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 2

Bruce R Jones - 18

Sergeant
13TH Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8TH Tactical Fighter Wing, 13TH Air Force
Niles, Ohio
08-10-1961
Thailand
Non-Hostile - Died - Other - No Cause Of Death Noted For This Hero
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 4
 
Ralph Wayne Magee - 29

Captain
314th Air Division, Pacific Air Command
Port Sulphur, Louisiana
03/23/61
In Laos
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 2
 

Glenn Matteson - 23

Second Lieutenant
314th Air Division, Pacific Air Command
Dallas, Texas
03/23/61
In Laos
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 2
 
 
Walter Hugh Moon - 38

Major
Friendly Force Tracking #59, B Company, 7TH Special Forces Group, Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Laos
Rudy, Arkansas
07/22/61
In Laos
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Body Not Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 4

Leslie Verne Sampson - 24

Staff Sergeant

314th Air Division, Pacific Air Command
Richey, Montana
03/23/61
In Laos
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 2
 
 
Floyd Studer - 34


Master Sergeant

1173rd Special Activity Squadron, Military Advisory and
Assistance Group, Vietnam

Port Allegany, Pennsylvania
08/15/61
In Thailand
Non-Hostile - Died - Other - No Cause Of Death Noted For This Hero
 Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 4

Edgar Wilken Weitkamp Jr - 31

Warrant Officer

United States Army Attaché Office, American Embassy, Laos
York, Pennsylvania
03/23/61
In Laos
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Non-Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Body Not Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 2
 
Oscar Branch Weston Jr - 30

Captain

314th Air Division, Pacific Air Command
Norfolk, Virginia
03/23/61
In Laos
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Body Not Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 3

Fred Martin Steuer - 32

Specialist 6
Unit Assignment Not Available
Milan, Indiana
01-13-1962
Location Not Available, South Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Died - Other - Intentional Homicide
Recovered

Panel 01E - Line 5
 
Herman K Durrwachter Jr - 33

Captain
Unit Assignment Not Available
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
01-13-1962
Location Not Available, South Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Died - Other - No Cause Of Death Noted For This Hero
Recovered

Panel 01E - Line 4

Theodore James Berlett - 29

Sergeant
Unit Assignment Not Available
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
01-28-1962
In Country Of Laos
Non-Hostile - Died - Other - No Cause Of Death Noted For This Hero

Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 5
 
 
Glen Frederick Merrihew - 21

Specialist 4

129th Medical Detachment, Military Advisory and
Assistance Group, Vietnam

Pompano Beach, Florida
02-11-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Non-Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 7
 

Lewis Metcalfe Walling Jr - 22

Second Lieutenant

1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
02-11-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Non-Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 7
 
Robert Lee Westfall - 23

Airman First Class

Army Element Of Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Meadville, Pennsylvania
02-11-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 7

Joseph Michael Fahey Jr - 33

Captain

4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Detachment 2A,
314th Air Division, 13th Air Force

Houston, Tennessee
02-11-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Non-Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 6
 
Floyd Milton Frazier - 34

Technical Sergeant

1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force
Waynesville, North Carolina
02-11-1962
Lam Dong, South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 6
 

Stanley Gerald Hartson - 25

First Lieutenant

1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force
Marianna, Florida
02-11-1962
Military Region 3, South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 6
 
Edward Knell Kissam Jr - 28

Captain

1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force
Plainfield, New Jersey
02-11-1962
Military Region 3, South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 6

Jack Date Le Tourneau - 28

First Lieutenant

Advisors, 5th Army of the Republic of Vietnam Division,
Army Element Of Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam

Hughson, California
02-11-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 6
 
Charles Aubrey Pulliam - 20 ASA

Private First Class

Detachment 2A (TDY FM 6TH TFS), 1st Air Commando Squadron,
13th Air Force

Middle River, Maryland
02-17-1962
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Ground Casualty, Accidental Self-Destruction
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 7

Al Suminguit Padayhag - 52

 Specialist 5
3rd Radio Research Unit Davis Station. Army Security Agency

Philippine Island
03-10-1962
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Died Of Illness/Injury, Ground Casualty, Heart Attack
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 7
 
Wayne Ellsworth Marchand - 29

Staff Sergeant
1st Special Forces Group, Detachment A1-213 (Da Nang), MAAGV
Omaha, Nebraska
04-08-1962
Location Not Available, South Vietnam
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Recovered

Panel 01E - Line 8

 
 

James Gabriel Jr - 24

Specialist 5
1st Special Forces Group, Detachment A1-213 (Da Nang), MAAGV
Honolulu, Hawaii
04-08-1962

Location Not Available, South Vietnam
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 8
 
Billie Lester Beard - 27

 Staff Sergeant
Army Element Of Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Lompoc, California
04-21-1962
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile, Died Missing, Ground Casualty, Drowned, Suffocated
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 9

Hewett Frank Evastus Coe - 35

Electroencephalography Technician
MTT-62, Headquarters, Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Anderson, South Carolina
05-20-1962
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile, Died Missing, Ground Casualty, Drowned, Suffocated
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 9
 
 
George Edward Collier - 36

Sergeant
130th Medical Detachment, Headquarters, Military Advisory and
Assistance Group, Vietnam

Starkville, Mississippi
05-28-1962
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile - Ground Casualty
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 9

Robert Louis Gardner - 39

 Sergeant
Army Element Of Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Nashua, New Hampshire
06-13-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 9
 
 
Walter R Mc Carthy Jr - 33

 Captain
Operations & Training, Army Element Of Military Advisory and
Assistance Group, Vietnam

New York, New York
06-16-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 10

William Frew Train III - 24

First Lieutenant
Operations & Training, Army Element Of Military Advisory and
Assistance Group, Vietnam

Savannah, Georgia
06-16-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 10
 
Don Joseph York - 29

 Captain
Army Element Of Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam
Asheville, North Carolina
07-14-1962
South Vietnam
Non-Hostile, Ground Casualty Other Explosive Device
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 10
 

Joseph A Goldberg - 31

Chief Warrant Officer
8th Transportation Company, 45th Transportation Battalion, United States
Support Group, Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam

Linwood, New Jersey
07-15-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Helicopter Crew, Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 10
 
Harold Lee Guthrie - 33

 Specialist 5
8th Transportation Company, 45th Transportation Battalion, United States
Support Group, Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam

Burlington, North Carolina
07-15-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Helicopter Crew, Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 11
 

James Everett Lane - 29

 Specialist 5
1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force
Odessa, Texas
07-15-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Helicopter Crew, Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 11
 
 
Anthony John Tencza - 43

 Colonel
Advisors, 5th Army of the Republic of Vietnam Division, Army Element
Of Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam

Wallingtoin, New Jersey
07-15-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Helicopter Crew, Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 11
 

William Reuben Bunker III - 28

Captain
1173rd Special Activity Squadron, Military Advisory and Assistance
Group, Vietnam

Davilla, Texas
07-16-1962
Kontum, South Vietnam
Hostile - Died While Missing, Fixed Wing - Pilot Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 11
 
 
Robert Lewis Simpson - 35

Captain
93rd Transportation Company, Military Advisory and Assistance
Group, Vietnam

Panama,
08-28-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Pilot Air Loss Crash On Land
Body Not Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 10
 

Terry Denver Cordell - 27

Captain
1st Special Forces Group, Detachment A-334, MAAGV
Stanford, Florida
10-15-1962
Buon Enao Complex, (Camp Detachment, A-334), South Vietnam
Hostile - Shot Down And Exploded On Impact
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 13
 
Herbert W Booth Jr - 31

Captain
Detachment 2A, 1st Air Commando Squadron, 13th Air Force
Sarasota, Florida
10-15-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile -  Missing, Fixed Wing - Pilot Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 13

Richard L Foxx - 30

Technical Sergeant
Detachment 2A, 1st Air Commando Squadron, 13th Air Force
Gaffney, South Carolina
10-15-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Fixed Wing - Non-Crew Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 13
 
Richard Dale Benzel - 30

Sergeant First Class
Special Forces Unit Not Stated
Portland, Oregon
12-06-1962
Location Not Available, South Vietnam
Non Hostile - Accidental Death
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 14

Charles Edward Holloway - 31

Chief Warrant Officer
81st Transportation Company, 45th Transportation Battalion,
United States Support Group, Military Advisory and Assistance Group,
Vietnam 1st Transportation Company, 45TH Transportation Battalion,
United States Army Support, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

De Leon Springs, Florida
12-22-1962
South Vietnam
Hostile - Helicopter Crew, Air Loss, Crash On Land
Recovered
Panel 01E - Line 15