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VIETNAM WAR - ALASKA CASUALTIES
 

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, fought in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from September 26, 1959 to April 30, 1975. The war was fought between the communist North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations.

This presentation was taken from the records provided by the National Archives and is by alphabetical by the Town of Record. This does not mean the town the men were born in or raised in or even spent time as an adult. It is the town they entered the military in and they listed that as their town of record. Sometimes the men were attending school and sometimes they had new jobs and sometimes they just wanted to start life in a new place.

Surname Another problem when researching the men is the fact they entered the military with their legal names and not necessarily their family names. So if Mom remarried and the boy was not legally adopted by his step-father and even though all his school records show him with his step-father's last name when the man went into the service he used his birth name.
Date of Death Most dates of death are when the man died however if he was declared MIA (missing in action) his death date may reflect when the military finally declared him dead which could be years after he went MIA and probably died.
 
TOWN OF RECORD GIVEN NAME LAST NAME RANK SERVICE DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH BIRTH CAUSE OF DEATH
ANCHORAGE AK WILLIAM FRANCIS PIASKOWSKI SP4 ARMY 14MAR68 S.VIETNAM 14MAY48 HOSTILE, DIED-WOUNDS
ANCHORAGE AK LARRY JOE PLETT PFC ARMY 20JUL70 S.VIETNAM 19JUL49 HOSTILE, DIED-WOUNDS
ANCHORAGE AK DAVID SHELTON PRENTICE GSGT MARINES 29JUL67 S.VIETNAM 28SEP23 HOSTILE, KILLED
ANCHORAGE AK LLOYD STEVEN RAINEY CWO ARMY 12DEC71 CAMBODIA 22OCT38 HOSTILE, KILLED
ANCHORAGE AK FLOYD WHITLEY RICHARDSON COL AIR FORCE 04OCT79 N.VIETNAM 13JUN28 HOSTILE, DIED-MISSING
ANCHORAGE AK JOE WAYNE VANDERPOOL PFC MARINES 01MAR68 S.VIETNAM 26OCT49 HOSTILE, KILLED
ANCHORAGE AK WILLIAM FRANCIS WALTERS CWO ARMY 12JUN70 S.VIETNAM 01JAN46 HOSTILE, DIED-WOUNDS
BETHEL AK GEORGE GREGORY KILBUCK PFC ARMY 27AUG65 S.VIETNAM 20AUG43 HOSTILE, DIED-MISSING
BREVIG MISSION AK EDWARD NASUESAK BARR SN NAVY 03MAY69 S.VIETNAM 22OCT49 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
CHUGIAK AK DONALD GEORGE CHMIEL SSGT ARMY 25AUG70 S.VIETNAM 01AUG44 NON-HOS. DIED-ILL,INJ
COLLEGE AK DONALD ROBERT ROBISON CAPT ARMY 12MAR68 S.VIETNAM 09AUG40 HOSTILE, KILLED
CORDOVA AK MICHAEL DEAN BANTA PFC ARMY 02OCT70 S.VIETNAM 05OCT49 HOSTILE, KILLED
CORDOVA AK AVID HENRY ELISOVSKY D SGT ARMY 23JAN66 S.VIETNAM 24JUL47 HOSTILE, KILLED
CORDOVA AK DAVID ALEN LAPE WO ARMY 27NOV67 S.VIETNAM 28SEP44 HOSTILE, KILLED
DOUGLAS AK NORMAN LEWIS LINGLEY PFC ARMY 06NOV66 S.VIETNAM 27JAN47 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
EAGLE RIVER AK LARRY LE ROY BETTS 2LT ARMY 21NOV69 S.VIETNAM 11OCT46 HOSTILE, KILLED
ELMENDORF A F B AK DANIEL FRANKLIN COX SP5 ARMY 15JAN71 S.VIETNAM 04SEP49 HOSTILE, KILLED
ELMENDORF AFB AK MICHAEL THOMAS HOKE PFC MARINES 21DEC67 S.VIETNAM 27AUG48 HOSTILE, KILLED
ELMENDORF AFB AK DONALD RAY SANDERS PFC ARMY 25MAR67 S.VIETNAM 21JAN47 HOSTILE, KILLED
FAIRBANKS AK WILLIAM STEVEN CHILDERS WO ARMY 03JAN69 S.VIETNAM 23MAY47 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
FAIRBANKS AK DAVID LYNN FERRY SP5 ARMY 22AUG68 S.VIETNAM 25NOV43 HOSTILE, KILLED
FAIRBANKS AK WAYNE ELMER JONES CWO ARMY 17AUG67 S.VIETNAM 01MAY34 NON-HOS. DIED-MISS.
FAIRBANKS AK GILBERT KETZLER Jr. PFC ARMY 10OCT69 S.VIETNAM 18JUN48 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
FAIRBANKS AK KERMIT HAROLD LA BELLE Jr. PFC MARINES 28JUL67 S.VIETNAM 19DEC48 HOSTILE, KILLED
FAIRBANKS AK ROBERT EDWARD LEE SP4 ARMY 17FEB66 S.VIETNAM 24OCT41 HOSTILE, DIED-WOUNDS
FAIRBANKS AK PATRICK M MC INERNEY PFC ARMY 12MAR69 S.VIETNAM 30NOV48 HOSTILE, KILLED
FAIRBANKS AK DAVID REESE YOUNG Jr. 2LT ARMY 15MAR68 S.VIETNAM 27MAR44 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
FT RICHARDSON AK ANDREW WILLIAM RICE Jr. GMG3 NAVY 23MAY69 S.VIETNAM 23NOV48 HOSTILE, DIED-MISSING
HYDABURG AK CLINTON ARTHUR COOK SGT ARMY 28APR70 S.VIETNAM 13OCT48 HOSTILE, DIED-WOUNDS
JUNEAU AK CHARLES F GAMBLE Jr. SP4 ARMY 28OCT69 S.VIETNAM 16NOV48 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
JUNEAU AK DONALD WALTER SPERL CPL ARMY 08MAY68 S.VIETNAM 12JAN48 HOSTILE, DIED-WOUNDS
KETCHIKAN AK WILLIAM ARTHUR THOMPSON CPL ARMY 12JUL68 S.VIETNAM 09APR49 HOSTILE, DIED-WOUNDS
KETCHIKAN AK ARTHUR JOSEPH WHITNEY Jr. PFC ARMY 05MAY67 S.VIETNAM 14NOV46 HOSTILE, KILLED
KODIAC AK KURT INT-HOUT SP4 ARMY 29JAN72 S.VIETNAM 30NOV51 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
KODIAK AK DANIEL LEE HARMON SP4 ARMY 02JUN67 S.VIETNAM 31JAN46 HOSTILE, KILLED
MC GRATH AK SAM IVEY PFC ARMY 16SEP65 S.VIETNAM 21MAR42 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
METLAKATLA AK NORMAN FRANKLIN RIDLEY AA NAVY 08JAN69 S.VIETNAM 03FEB50 HOSTILE, KILLED
PETERSBURG AK DONALD HARRY KITO LCPL MARINES 08JUL67 S.VIETNAM 18MAR42 HOSTILE, KILLED
SEWARD AK HOWARD WAYNE GULLIKSEN SSGT ARMY 30JAN68 S.VIETNAM 12JAN35 HOSTILE, KILLED
SOLDOTNA AK WILLIAM ALBERT EATON PFC ARMY 18APR70 S.VIETNAM 05FEB52 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
SOLDOTNA AK JERRY VERNE HORN SP4 ARMY 16SEP67 S.VIETNAM 25AUG42 HOSTILE, KILLED
SPENARD AK THOMAS EDWARD ANDERSON CPL MARINES 06OCT62 S.VIETNAM 27JUL39 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER BNR
SPENARD AK NICK ULYSSES FLEENER SP5 ARMY 29JUL70 S.VIETNAM 06MAR50 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
SPENARD AK KENNETH BRUCE MILLHOUSE SP4 ARMY 18DEC68 S.VIETNAM 16JAN48 HOSTILE, KILLED
SPENARD AK FREDERICK M SIMEONOFF WO ARMY 17APR70 S.VIETNAM 08SEP47 NON-HOS. DIED-OTHER
THORNE BAY AK CHARLES EDWARD BROWN PFC ARMY 06DEC67 S.VIETNAM 03OCT42 HOSTILE, DIED-MISSING
VALDES AK WARREN PAULSEN BM3 NAVY 23JUN69 S.VIETNAM 10AUG44 HOSTILE, KILLED
WRANGELL AK DAVID DEE JR BROWN PFC MARINES 16APR68 S.VIETNAM 10OCT49 HOSTILE, KILLED
Besides the National Archives much more information may be found on these brave men by visiting:
The Virtual Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Vietnam Veterans Memoral - The Wall
POWnetwork.org
 

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