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Vietnam Conflict, 1957- 1995, Day County, South Dakota

 

The Department of Defense contains information on 58,209 casualties of the Vietnam War.  

 

DOD casualty lists were compiled during and after the Vietnam War according to criteria set in Executive Order No. 11216, signed by President Johnson on April 24, 1965, designating Vietnam and adjacent coastal waters, within specified

geographical coordinates, as a combat zone. As hostilities spread, the combat zone was expanded to include additional areas such as Laos and Cambodia in or over which U.S. forces operated. DOD Instruction 7730.22, "Reports of U.S. Casualties In Combat Areas," January 20, 1967, and March 20, 1973, provided that the casualties to be reported were all those occurring within the designated combat areas and those deaths occurring anywhere as the result or aftermath of an initial casualty occurring in a combat area.

 

In February 1981, DOD supplied the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund with a computer database representing the casualty list, which included those known dead or missing in actions. The list included casualties from battle or hostile causes and those from accidental causes. After a lengthy process of cross checking the lists and working with each branch of the military, the VVMF used its discretion in adding some names that had been overlooked, but which still met the criteria.

 

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Last Name

First

Rank

Service

and Number

Division

Town

Tour of Duty

Date Of Death

Place of Death

Date of Birth

Casualty

Memorial Wall Location

Religion

Ethnic, Marital Status, Gender

Cameron

Roger Sletten

WO-W1

Army Reserve

W3156132

 

Pierpont

17-May-67

31-Jan-68

Dinh Tuong,

S. Vietnam

10-Oct-44

Hostile, Killed, Ground Casualty, Gun, Small Arms Fire

Panel 36E- Line 1

Lutheran, Missouri Synod

Caucasian,

Single,

Male

Hallstrom

Charles Maury

1LT

Army Reserve

503567585

Americal

Webster

15-Jul-70

25-Sep-70

Quang Ngai,

S. Vietnam

14-Jul-46

Hostile, Killed, Ground Casualty, Other Explosive Device

Panel 07W-

Line 89

Lutheran, Missouri Synod

Caucasian,

Single,

Male

Jackson

Michael Meredith

PFC-E3

Army Regular

55809903

1st Infantry Division

Waubay

9-Feb-66

24-Mar-66

S. Vietnam

29-Aug-44

Hostile, Died-Wounds, Ground Casualty, Gun, Small Arms Fire

Panel 06E-Line 44

Episcopal

Anglican

American Indian,

Single,

Male

Sandve

Donald Raymond

SSgt - E6

Army Regular

17344121

1st Infantry Division

Langford

21-Sep-65

9-Jan-66

S. Vietnam

11-Nov-32

Hostile, Killed, Ground Casualty, Other Explosive Device

Panel 04E-Line 60

Lutheran, Missouri Synod

Caucasian,

Married,

Male

Surma

Steven John

PFC-E3

Army Selective Service

55840267

25th Infantry Division

Waubay

5-Jan-67

15-Apr-67

Binh Duong,

S. Vietnam

21-Sep-46

Hostile, Killed, Ground Casualty, Multiple Fragmentation Wounds

Panel 18E-Line 31

Lutheran, Missouri Synod

Caucasian,

Single,

Male

Williams

Curtis Leland

SP4-E4

Army Regular

504586443

Americal

Webster

12-Oct-70

6-Feb-71

Quang Tin, S. Vietnam

13-Sep-51

Non-Hostile, Helicopter - Crew Air Loss, Crash on Land

Panel 05W-Line 82

Lutheran, Missouri Synod

Caucasian,

Single,

Male

Sources: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001 (www.nara.gov/nara/electronic/sdhrviet.html);  Department of Defenses, Vietnam Casualty Index; Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall (www.thewall-usa.org);  and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (www.vvmf.org/index.html)