POWs, MIAs, “We Will Never Forget” Part VI, N-Q


In continuation of my blog post of Friday, August, 8, 2015, I will continue to list the names of the servicemen still unaccounted for from the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. The gringa will kindly remind dear readers that clicking on incident date, name, branch of service or side note will take the reader directly to a page regarding that serviceman that is linked with the website www.pownetwork.org. So, in honor of those POWs and MIAs considered with the November 9, 2000, immigration policy known as the “Bring Them Home Alive Act”, the following men are not forgotten:

03-Aug-67    NAHAN JOHN B. III    USMC    Extracted survivors said subj dead

16-MAR-62   NAU GEORGE   CIV

31-Jul-69   NEAL DENNIS P.   ARMY

04-Jan-69   NEELD BOBBY G.   USAF

20-Feb-69   NEISLAR DAVID PHILLIP   USN

17-Sep-67   NELLANS WILLIAM L.   USAF

11-Jun-67   NELSON JAMES R.   ARMY

11-Apr-70   NELSON JAN HOUSTON   USMC

16-Jan-66   NETH FRED A.   USN

18-Jun-65   NEVILLE WILLIAM E.   USAF

29-Sep-68   NEWBERRY WAYNE E.   USAF   (Photo)

29-Aug-67   NEWBURN LARRY S.   ARMY

06-Feb-68   NEWMAN JAMES C. JR.   USN

26-Feb-66   NEWTON DONALD S.   ARMY

29-Apr-75   NGUYEN THI THI CHIN   CIV

29-Apr-75   NGUYEN VAN CHIEN   CIV

29-Apr-75   NGUYEN XWAN ANH-TRU   CIV

01-Sep-66   NICHOLS HUBERT C.   USAF

22-Apr-66   NICKERSON WILLIAM B.   USN

26-Oct-71   NICKOL ROBERT A.   ARMY

21-Apr-67   NIDDS DANIEL R.   ARMY   Disappeared while on Sampan

15-Feb-69   NIEDECKEN WILLIAM CLINTON   USN

17-Mar-68   NIGHTENGALE RANDALL J.   USN

21-Nov-64   NIPPER DAVID   USMC

20-Jul-66   NOBERT CRAIG R.   USAF   Egress reports Means told by “The Eel” that Norbert died after capture

16-May-71   NOLAN JOSEPH P. JR.   ARMY

09-Nov-67   NOLAN MCKINLEY   ARMY   Last seen 11/02/73

14-Jul-66   NOPP ROBERT   ARMY

20-Dec-65   NORDAHL LEE E.   USN

03-Nov-70   NORRIS CALVIN A.   ARMY

03-Nov-69   NORTON MICHAEL R.   ARMY

23-Jun-66   NYMAN LAWRENCE F.   USN

02-Dec-66   NYSTROM BRUCE A.   USN

29-Apr-75   NYSTUL WILLIAM CRAIG  USMC

10-Nov-66    O’BRIEN JOHN LAWRENCE    USAF

09-Jan-69    O’BRIEN KEVIN    USAF

12-Jul-72   O’DONNELL SAMUEL JR.   USAF

10-Apr-67   O’GRADY JOHN F.   USAF   Ejected, no radio contact

03-Apr-72   O’NEIL DOUGLAS L.   ARMY

29-Oct-71   OAKLEY LINUS LABIN   USAF

07-Jan-70   OCHAB ROBERT   USAF

18-Oct-67   OGDEN HOWARD JR.   USMC

03-Jan-71   OKERLUND THOMAS R.   ARMY

11-Jun-67   OLDHAM JOHN S.   USMC

11-Mar-68   OLDS ERNEST A.   USAF   Seen alive in German Propaganda film

17-Oct-65   OLMSTEAD STANLEY E.   USN

21-Apr-68   OLSEN FLOYD W.   ARMY

26-Sep-68   OLSON BARRY A.   ARMY

13-Mar-66   OLSON GERALD E.   USAF

05-FEB-68   OLSON ROBERT E.   USAF   Not on Official DIA list

03-Jan-71   OMELIA DENNIS W.   ARMY

13-Oct-68   ORELL QUINLEN R.   USN

24-Sep-65   OSBORN GEOFFREY H.   USN

04-Mar-71   OSBORNE RODNEY D.   ARMY

27-Apr-67   OSBORNE SAMUEL WILLIAM JR.   USMC

12-May-72   OSTERMEYER WILLIAM H.   USAF

01-Sep-67   OTT EDWARD L. III   USN

02-Oct-67   OTT PATRICK L.   USMC

08-Oct-70   OTT WILLIAM A.   USAF

16-Aug-68   OVERLOCK JOHN F.   USAF

15-Dec-70   OWEN CLYDE C.   USN

23-May-68   OWEN ROBERT D.   ARMY

29-Jun-68   OWEN TIMOTHY S.   ARMY

10-Jun-65   OWENS FRED M.   ARMY

07-Jun-67   OWENS JOY L.   USAF

 07-Oct-66    PABST EUGENE M.    USAF

 10-Apr-68   PADGETT SAMUEL J.   ARMY

18-May-68   PADILLA DAVID E.   USMC

06-Aug-67   PAGE ALBERT L.   USAF

18-Jun-71   PAINTER JOHN R. JR.   USN

03-Jan-71   PALEN CARL A.   ARMY

22-Apr-68   PALMGREN EDWIN D.   USAF

27-Mar-72   PANNABECKER DAVID E.   USAF

03-Nov-70   PANTALL JAMES R.   ARMY

09-Mar-70   PARCELS REX L. JR.   USN

25-Jul-68   PARISH CHARLES C.   USN

21-Jan-73   PARKER CHARLES L. JR.   USN   Overboard

06-Feb-69   PARKER DAVID W.   ARMY

04-Mar-70   PARKER JOHN J.   USN

05-Apr-67   PARKER THOMAS A.   USN

13-Mar-66   PARKER UDON   ARMY

14-Jul-62   PARKS RAYMOND F.   ARMY

17-Jul-68   PARRA LIONEL JR.   USMC

03-Feb-66   PARSLEY EDWARD M.   USAF

19-Sep-66   PARSONS DON B.   USN

03-Jan-71   PARSONS MICHAEL D.   ARMY

01-Nov-69   PARTINGTON ROGER D.   USMC

13-Mar-66   PASEKOFF ROBERT E.   USAF

06-Dec-67   PASTVA MICHAEL JAMES   USMC   Misadventure in Quang Tri

27-Jul-67   PATTERSON BRUCE M.   USN

19-May-67   PATTERSON JAMES K.   USN   Probably captured with broken leg

16-Feb-71   PATTILLO RALPH N.   USAF

02-Feb-68   PATTON KENNETH J.   ARMY

27-Jul-68   PATTON WARD K.   USN

05-Feb-71   PAUL JAMES L.   ARMY

13-Mar-66   PAULEY MARSHALL I.   USAF

08-Mar-67   PAWLISH GEORGE F.   USN

05-Jun-72   PAYNE KYLIS THEROD   USN

19-Dec-68   PAYNE NORMAN   ARMY

31-Dec-67   PEACE JOHN D.   USN

12-Oct-72   PEACOCK JOHN R. II   USMC

17-May-71   PEARCE DALE A.   ARMY

23-Jun-70   PEDERSON JOE P.   ARMY

27-Apr-67   PENNINGTON RONALD KEITH   USMC

06-Apr-68   PEPPER ANTHONY JOHN   USMC

30-Aug-70   PERALTA BENJAMIN R.   ARMY

31-Dec-67   PERISHO GORDON S.   USN

14-Dec-71   PERKINS CECIL C.   ARMY

14-Dec-71   PERRY OTHA L.   ARMY

10-May-68   PERRY THOMAS H.   ARMY

09-Mar-66   PETERSON DELBERT R.   USAF

27-Jan-73   PETERSON MARK A.   USAF   Good chute, voice contact (Photo)

23-May-67   PETTIS THOMAS E.   USN

09-Apr-70    PFAFFMANN CHARLES B.   USN

07-Jul-66   PHARRIS WILLIAM V.   ARMY

23-Nov-71   PHELPS WILLIAM   USAF

07-Feb-68   PHILLIPS DANIEL R.   ARMY   Overun at SF Camp

28-Aug-68   PHILLIPS ELBERT AUSTIN   USAF

23-Jun-70   PHILLIPS ROBERT P.   ARMY

27-Aug-68   PICK DONALD WILLIAM   USAF

10-Jun-70   PIERCE WALTER M.   ARMY

15-Dec-70   PIERSANTI ANTHONY J. JR.   USN

13-Apr-69   PIERSON WILLIAM C.   ARMY

23-Mar-72   PIKE DENNIS S.   USN

12-Jul-69   PIKE PETER X.   USAF

19-Sep-66   PILKINGTON THOMAS H.   USN

22-Nov-65   PIRKER VICTOR J.   USMC

08-Dec-69   PIRRUCCELLO JOSEPH S.   USAF   (Photo)

12-May-67   PITMAN PETER P.   USAF

24-Jan-66   PITT ALBERT   USMC

28-Sep-66   PITTMAN ROBERT E.   ARMY

16-Nov-66   PITTMANN ALAN D.   USAF

11-Sep-70   PLASSMEYER BERNARD H.   USMC

10-Jun-67   PLATT ROBERT L. JR.   ARMY

05-Oct-65   POGREBA DEAN A.   USAF

29-Apr-75   POLARD PERRY   CIV   Left Saigon 08/76

15-Jul-69   POLSTER HARMON   USAF

24-Mar-70   POOL JERRY L.   ARMY   Group I.D. No remains – family rejects

05-Sep-68   POSEY GEORGE R.   USN   Overboard

29-Apr-75   POSNER GERALD   CIV   Left Saigon 08/76

05-Feb-68   POTTER WILLIAM T.   USAF

07-Apr-72   POTTS LARRY F.   USMC

02-Apr-69   POWERS LOWELL S.   ARMY

24-Dec-67   POWERS VERNIE H.   ARMY

05-Sep-67   PRATHER MARTIN WILLIAM   USMC

02-Oct-69   PRENTICE KENNETH M.   USN

01-Feb-66   PREVOST ALBERT M.   USMC

01-Aug-67   PREWITT WILLIAM ROLAND   USMC

03-Mar-68   PRICE DAVID STANLEY   USAF   Not on Official DIA list – TDY/CIV LOCKHEED

12-Oct-72   PRICE WILLIAM M.   USMC

08-Sep-68   PRIDEMORE DALLAS R.   ARMY   Reported Kidnapped

02-Feb-68   PRINGLE JOE H.   ARMY   ID found at crash site

22-Dec-65   PRUDHOMME JOHN D.   USN

28-Jan-70   PRUETT WILLIAM D.   USAF

25-Mar-71   PUENTES MANUEL R.   ARMY   Seen alive in ambush

02-Feb-68   PUGGI JOSEPH D.   ARMY

19-Mar-70   PUGH DENNIS G.   USAF   (Photo)

22-Nov-69   QUINN MICHAEL E.   USN

22-Jan-74   QUINN JUDGE SOPHIE   CIV   Released from Quang Ngai 02/03/74

29-Apr-75   QUINN JUDGE SOPHIE   CIV   2nd time captured – Left Saigon 07/75

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POWs, MIAs, “We Will Never Forget”


November 9, 2000, the United States Congress enacted a new immigration policy known as the “Bring Them Home Alive Act”. This legislation was aimed at individuals who were  Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea and Chinese nationals, as well as anyone from a former independent Soviet state. The bill granted asylum and refugee status for any of these people who returned to the United States any U.S. prisoner of war or serviceman who was missing in action. Refugee and asylum status would also be given to their spouse and any children.

This bill also authorized an international radio and television broadcast designed to inform people in foreign countries of this program. Worldwide coverage would transmit the message to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, North Korea and Russia. This program would receive twenty hours of airtime over a thirty day period. A website was designed with international access with information readily available.

Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee was so moved by the sentiment of this bill, she said this when she placed her “yea” vote: “This bill creates an extraordinary opportunity for nationals of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China and the independent states of the former Soviet Union to do a wonderful thing and be richly rewarded for it… I am deeply moved when I think of the grief that is being endured by so many Americans, the Americans who are living with the uncertainty of having family members who were missing in action or prisoners… I feel very strongly that the bill is worthwhile even if it only brings one solder home to his family after all of these years.”

Although there is still debate over just how many are still unaccounted for, as far as the gringa’s concerned, a human being is a human being, not a number. The gringa stands with Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee, if even one, single, solitary soldier is still unaccounted for, he matters. Whether alive or dead, he belongs in his homeland.

The folks at the POW Network, www.pownetwork.org, will never forget. They maintain a database regarding all American POW’s and MIA’s during the Vietnam and Korean War eras. The ones who returned alive or whose remains were returned to the United States are updated. Disputed identity claims are noted. But still, considering the ones who have returned or been identified, the list of the ones who remain lost to us is daunting.

As late as January, 2015, remains were still being identified. Some claims of servicemen who are considered killed in action are disputed because their remains were never actually found. The determination was found because the remains of the rest of the crew were discovered and identified. There are also those that were lost at sea. Some POWs and MIAs are even civilians. Some POWs that are considered deceased have only been identified by photographs which has also caused some disagreement over whether family members actually believe it to be their loved one.

As the gringa explored the website, clicked on random names and discovered the information connected with that name, these names came alive for me. I cannot write about “never forgetting” and yet not mention their names. The names are too numerous to list in one blog post. Even by selecting only the ones who are still unaccounted for, the gringa is still left with an enormous task too big for one post. I don’t know at this time how many posts it will take, but consecutive posts will continue the list of names until I reach the very last name on the list. To the gringa, this seems the only respectful thing to do.

As the dear reader explores the list, if you click on an item, whether name, date, military branch or side notes, it is a link that will take you directly to a data page for that particular POW. The gringa thanks you in advance for your patience as I continue to list these names for the next week or so, maybe longer, however long it takes.

Incident          Name                                             Branch        Notes

07-Mar-73     ACKLEY JAMES W.                          CIV

22-Aug-68     ACOSTA-ROSARIO HUMBERTO   ARMY

08-Nov-67     ADAMS JOHN R.                               ARMY

17-Jun-66      ADAMS OLEY N.                              USAF

31-Oct-65      ADAMS SAMUEL                             USAF    On PRG Died in Capitivy 

18-Oct-66      ADAMS STEVEN H.                         USAF

02-Feb-68     ADKINS CHARLES L.                      ARMY

12-Mar-67    ADRIAN JOSEPH D.                         USAF

01-Nov-69    ADVENTIO RUDOLPHO A.              USN

12-May-67   AGOSTO SANTOS JOSE                 USMC

31-May-66   ALBERTSON BOBBY J.                  USAF

13-Dec-68    ALBRIGHT JOHN S. II                    USAF    (Photo)

29-Jun-70     ALDERN DONALD D.                    USN

04-Nov-69   ALFORD TERRY L.                        ARMY   Remains of crew recovered

11-Dec-66   ALFRED GERALD O. JR.               USAF     (Photo)

04-Mar-71   ALGAARD HAROLD L.                  ARMY

24-Aug-67   ALLARD RICHARD M.                   ARMY

26-Mar-70   ALLEN HENRY L.                           USAF

26-Mar-68   ALLGOOD FRANKIE E.                  USMC

12-Aug-66   ALLINSON DAVID J.                      USAF

07-Jun-70   ALLOWAY CLYDE DOUGLAS       USAF

01-Feb-66   ALM RICHARD A.                           USMC

12-Jul-67    ALMENDARIZ SAMUEL                ARMY

08-Oct-69   ALTIZER ALBERT H.                      ARMY

23-Nov-71   ALTUS ROBERT W.                       USAF

27-Feb-67    ALWAN HAROLD J.                      USMC

28-Jan-70    ANDERSON GREGORY L.             USAF

06-Oct-62   ANDERSON THOMAS EDWARD    USMC

26-Apr-66  ANDERSON WARREN L.                 USAF

04-Mar-66  ANDREWS STUART M                    USAF   Buried without remains in 1978. Military ID found 2006.

12-Dec-63 ANGELL MARSHALL J.                   ARMY

18-Oct-66  ANGSTADT RALPH HAROLD         USAF

11-Sep-67  ANSPACH ROBERT A.                    ARMY

24-Jul-71   ANTUNANO GREGORY A.               ARMY

08-Jun-67  APODACA VICTOR J.                      USAF  (Photo) I.D. DISPUTED 06/2001

16-Oct-67   APPELHANS RICHARD D.               USAF

17-Mar-69   ARMISTEAD STEVEN R.                  USMC

18-Jun-65   ARMOND ROBERT L.                      USAF

06-Oct-67   ARMSTRONG FRANK A. III            USAF

09-Nov-67   ARMSTRONG JOHN W.                   USAF

18-Nov-66   ARNOLD WILLIAM T.                       USN

06-APR-70   ARPIN CLAUDE                                CIV     Not on Official DIA Lists

29-Aug-68    ASHALL ALAN F.                            USN

19-Jan-67     ASHBY DONALD R. SR.                  USN

12-May-67    ASHLOCK CARLOS                         USMC

05-Feb-66    ASMUSSEN GLENN EDWARD         USN

18-Jul-71     ASTON JAY S.                                   ARMY

02-Dec-65    AUSTIN CARL BENJAMIN                USN

26-Apr-67    AUSTIN CHARLES D.                        USAF

21-Apr-66    AUSTIN ELLIS E.                               USN

19-Mar-67    AUSTIN JOSEPH C.                          USAF

29-Jul-68     AUXIER JERRY E.                             ARMY

03-May-68   AVERY ROBERT DOUGLAS           USMC

07-Jul-67     AVOLESE PAUL A.                           USAF

18-Jul-65     AVORE MALCOLM A.                      USN

19-Mar-70    AYERS DARRELL EUGENE           USMC

16-Apr-70    AYERS RICHARD L.                         USAF

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