Fallen Hometown Heroes -  Montgomery County, MD

We solemnly remember and pay tribute to the County’s fallen service members who have died in service to our country since World War I. 

Vietnam Memorial, Killed in Action, Missing in Action


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The records show these men and women as enlisting, being originally from, or having at one time lived in Montgomery County, MD. We consider the U.S. Department of Defense home of entry records as the official designation of military residency.

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Vietnam War MemorialVietnam Memorial Dedication - County Cable Montgomery (Video)

The Vietnam War lasted more than 17 years, ending in 1975. On May 21st, 2018, more than forty years later, Montgomery County Maryland paid homage to those residents who never came home from that war with a special ceremony. Susan Kenedy has the story.


 

Robert William Abernathy

Army SP4 Robert William Abernathy

Army SP4 Robert William Abernathy, 20, of Rockville, Maryland. Abernathy was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Darlac, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Gave his life on March 4, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 42E, Line 59. Graduated from Robert E. Peary High School in 1965.

George Robert Andrews

Air Force Capt George Robert Andrews

Air Force Capt George Robert Andrews, 25, of Glen Echo Heights, Maryland. Andrews died while missing after his plane crashed in Kien Tuong Province, South Vietnam when he was protecting South Vietnamese river boats on his second tour of duty. His body was recovered. He was assigned to 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. Gave his life on October 15, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel W17, Line 80. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1961 and from the University of Maryland in 1966 with a degree in engineering.

John Arthur Ansell, Jr.

Army PFC John A. Ansell, Jr.

Army PFC John A. Ansell, Jr., 19, of Bethesda, Maryland. Ansell died while missing after a ground casualty in Thua Thien Province in South Vietnam. His body was recovered. He was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on May 2, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 53E, Line 44. Attended Northwestern and Bladensburg High School. Awarded a Purple Heart posthumously.

Frederick Allen Barclay

Army SP4 Frederick Allen Barclay

Army SP4 Frederick Allen Barclay, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Barclay was killed in action by small arms fire in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on May 5, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 54E, Line 42. Graduated from Wheaton High School in 1966.

Harold Edward Barnard

Army SGT Harold Edward Barnard

Army SGT Harold Edward Barnard, 29, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Barnard was killed in action from an explosive device in Long Khanh, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). Gave his life on June 6, 1971. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 03W – Line 68.

 

Martin John Begosh

Army SP4 Martin John Begosh

Army SP4 Martin John Begosh, 20, of Rockville, Maryland. Begosh was killed in action as a result of hostile action when his helicopter crashed on land in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade. Gave his life on August 18, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 48W, Line 37. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1965.

John Anthony Bifareti, Jr.

Army SGT John Anthony Bifareti, Jr.

Army SGT John Anthony Bifareti, Jr., 24, of Rockville, Maryland. Bifareti was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Gave his life on May 17, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 61E, Line 23. Graduated from high school in Pittsburgh in 1960, and attended the University of Notre Dame.

Harold Douglas Biller

Army SP5 Harold Douglas Biller

Army SP5 Harold Douglas Biller, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Biller was killed in action when his vehicle hit a land mine near Nui Dat, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 175th Radio Relay Company, 509th Army Security Agency Group. Gave his life on February 25, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 31W – Line 43rd. Graduated from Wheaton High School in 1965, and attended the University of Maryland.

William Ronald Bissell

Marine Corps Pvt William Ronald Bissell

Marine Corps Pvt William Ronald Bissell, 19, of Cabin John, Maryland. Bissel was killed in action from small arms fire while on a patrol in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Company E, 27th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Gave his life on May 22, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 65E, Line 5. Graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 1966 and served on Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department.

William Joseph Boehm

Army PFC William Joseph Boehm

Army PFC William Joseph Boehm, 19, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Boehm was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Kontum, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Gave his life on June 22, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 22E, Line 36. Graduated St. John’s High School in 1965, and attended Montgomery College.

 

John Michael Bowers

Marine Corps LCpl John Michael Bowers

Marine Corps LCpl John Michael Bowers, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Bowers was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was assigned to E Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on March 21, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 06E, Line 28. Graduated from Northwood High School in 1963.

Richard Bert Bruce

Army SP4 Richard Bert Bruce

Army SP4 Richard Bert Bruce, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Bruce died of non-combat injuries in Gia Dinh, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 1st Signal Brigade. Gave his life on March 18, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 29W, Line 68.

Robert Newton Brumet

Air Force Capt Robert Newton Brumet

Air Force Capt Robert Newton Brumet, 36, of Bethesda, Maryland. Brumet was killed in air action southwest of Saigon, South Vietnam and died while missing. His body was recovered. He was assigned to 1st Air Commando Squadron, 34th Tactical Group, 13th Air Force. Gave his life on April 9, 1964. Served 16 years in the military.

Lance Dunham Brunson

Army CPL Lance Dunham Brunson

Army CPL Lance Dunham Brunson, 20, of Garrett Park, Maryland. Brunson died of non-combat related injuries while on a combat mission near Saigon, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on August 6, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 24E, Line 82. Graduated from Albert Einstein High School in 1966.

Charles Gilman Butler, Jr.

Marine Corps LCpl Charles Gilman Butler, Jr.

Marine Corps LCpl Charles Gilman Butler, Jr., 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Butler was killed in action from small arms fire while on patrol in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Gave his life on August 1, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 24E, Line 59. Graduated from Springbrook High School in 1965.

 

John Henry Call, III

Air Force Capt John Henry Call, III

Air Force Capt John Henry Call, III, 25, of Potomac, Maryland. Call was killed in action as a result of hostile action when his helicopter crashed on land in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. Gave his life on April 6, 1972. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 02W, Line 130.

Francis Edward Camden, Jr.

Navy EON3 Francis Edward Camden, Jr.

Navy EON3 Francis Edward Camden, Jr., 19, of Wheaton, Maryland. Camden was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62, 3rd Naval Construction Brigade. Gave his life on January 20, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 14E, Line 55. Attended Sligo Junior High School.

Darrell Edward Campanello

Marine Corps Pfc Darrell Edward Campanello

Marine Corps Pfc Darrell Edward Campanello, 18, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Campanello was killed in action from an explosive device while on patrol in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 1st Marine Division. Gave his life on June 3, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 61W, Line 21. Attended Springbrook High School.

John Alan Capasso

Army SGT John Alan Capasso

Army SGT John Alan Capasso, 20, of Rockville, Maryland. Capasso was killed in action from wounds suffered from an explosive device in Phu Yen, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Company D, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Gave his life on May 7, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 11W, Line 121. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1967.

Robert Matthew Carlozzi

Marine Corps LCpl Robert Matthew Carlozzi

Marine Corps LCpl Robert Matthew Carlozzi, 20, of Wheaton, Maryland. Carlozzi was killed in action from small arms fire while on a reconnaissance mission in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on October 27, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 28E, Line 79. Graduated from Wheaton High School in 1966.

 

Lewis Edgar Casner, Jr.

Marine Corps 1stLt Lewis Edgar Casner, Jr.

Marine Corps 1stLt Lewis Edgar Casner, Jr., 25, of Potomac, Maryland. Casner was killed in action in a helicopter crash in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Marine Light Helicopter Squadron-167, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Gave his life on July 19, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 08W, Line 31.

William J. Christmas, III

Marine Corps 2ndLt William J. Christman, III

Marine Corps 2ndLt William J. Christman, III, 23, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Christman was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on February 22, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 32W, Line 77. Graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1963 and Concord College, Athens, West Virgina in 1968.

Larry Monroe Clark

Army SP4 Larry Monroe Clark

Army SP4 Larry Monroe Clark, 20, of Olney, Maryland. Clark was killed in action from small arms fire in South Vietnam. He was assigned to Company C, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Gave his life on February 2, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 36E, Line 68.

Ernest Wesley Cole

Marine Corps Sgt Ernest Wesley Cole

Marine Corps Sgt Ernest Wesley Cole, 25, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Cole was killed in action from artillery, rocket, or mortar. He was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Gave his life on February 7, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 37E, Line 80.

Jeremiah Frederick Costello

Air Force Capt Jeremiah Frederick Costello

Air Force Capt Jeremiah Frederick Costello, 29, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Costello was killed in action in a helicopter crash in Cambodia. He was assigned to 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. Gave his life on May 25, 1973. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 01W, Line 117.

 

James Michael Coyle

Army CPT James Michael Coyle

Army CPT James Michael Coyle, 25, of Rockville, Maryland. Coyle was killed in action as an advisor to the Vietnamese Army’s 7th Division in Kein Hoa Province, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 41st ARVN Ranger Battalion, SD-5891, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Advisors. Gave his life on August 20, 1964. Graduated from high school in Turkey, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1961.

Kevin Mark Coyne

Marine Corps LCpl Kevin Mark Coyne

Marine Corps LCpl Kevin Mark Coyne, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Coyne was killed in action by small arms fire while on patrol in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on June 7, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 59W, Line 21. Graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 1965 and attended Montgomery College.

Gerald Lee Crosby

Army PFC Gerald Lee Crosby

Army PFC Gerald Lee Crosby, 21, of Rockville, Maryland. Crosby was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Chu Chi, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the A Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Gave his life on June 28, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 08E, Line 104. Attended Broome Junior High School.

James Richard Cumberpatch, Jr.

Army SP4 James Richard Cumberpatch, Jr.

Army SP4 James Richard Cumberpatch, Jr., 19, of Bethesda, Maryland. Cumberpatch was killed in action by small arms fire in Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). Gave his life on June 23, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 08E, Line 79. Attended Walter Johnson and received diploma in service.

Richard Savage Cunningham

Army SP4 Richard Savage Cunningham

Army SP4 Richard Savage Cunningham, 22, of Spencerville, Maryland. Cunningham was killed in action by small arms fire in Cambodia. He was assigned to H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry. Gave his life on May 14, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 10W, Line 39. Attended Good Counsel High School, graduated from Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, VA in 1966, and attended Montgomery College.

 

Henry David Custen

Marine Corps Pfc Henry David Custen

Marine Corps Pfc Henry David Custen, 20, of Wheaton, Maryland. Custen was killed in action by artillery, rock, or mortar in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters & Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on February 23, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 32W, Line 97. Attended Wheaton High School and received diploma in the service.

Kenneth Julian Cymbalski

Army CPL Kenneth Julian Cymbalski

Army CPL Kenneth Julian Cymbalski, 21, of Rockville, Maryland. Cymbalski died from multiple fragmentation wounds in Binh Thuan, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on July 10, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 21W, Line 92. Graduated Robert E. Peary High School in 1965 and attended the University of Maryland.

Charles Richard Dale

Army SGT Charles Richard Dale

Army SGT Charles Richard Dale, 30, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dale was killed in action from small arms fire in Binn Son, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). Gave his life on February 23, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 05E, Line 64. Attended Gaithersburg High School and received his diploma in the service.

Patrick A. Deck, Jr

Army 1LT Patrick A. Deck, Jr.

Army 1LT Patrick A. Deck, Jr., 35, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Deck died at Walter Reed 11 years after receiving multiple fragmentation wounds during combat in North Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 502nd Aviation Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Group. Gave his life on February 2, 1977. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 01W, Line 63.

Tommy Eugene Dickerson

Marine Corps Pfc Tommy Eugene Dickerson

Marine Corps Pfc Tommy Eugene Dickerson, 19, of Rockville, Maryland. Dickerson was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on May 3, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 19E, Line 23.

 

Carroll

Marine Corps Pfc Carroll “Cary” Stephen Dieudonne

Marine Corps Pfc Carroll “Cary” Stephen Dieudonne, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Dieudonne was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on July 5, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 53W, Line 21. Graduated from Springbrook High School in 1965 and attended Montgomery College.

Robert D. Donaldson

Army SP5 Robert D. Donaldson

Army SP5 Robert D. Donaldson, 22, of Dickerson, Maryland. Donaldson was killed in action from small arms fire in Phu Cat, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Gave his life on January 31, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 04E, Line 122. Attended Poolesville High School.

Walter Lloyd Drosd

Marine Corps LCpl Walter Lloyd Drosd

Marine Corps LCpl Walter Lloyd Drosd, 19, of Kensington, Maryland. Drosd was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Radio Relay & C Company, 5th Communication Battalion, 1st Force Service Regiment, Force Logistical Command, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on May 28, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 64W, Line 8. Attended Albert Einstein High School and earned equivalency diploma.

Bruce Chalmers Ducat

Air Force Maj Bruce Chalmers Ducat

Air Force Maj Bruce Chalmers Ducat, 25, of Bethesda, Maryland. Ducat died as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. His body was recovered. He was assigned to 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. Gave his life on December 2, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 12E, Line 4. Attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

Frank M. Dunsmore, Jr.

Army SP4 Frank M. Dunsmore, Jr.

Army SP4 Frank M. Dunsmore, Jr., 21, of Wheaton, Maryland. Dunsmore was killed in action south from small arms fire in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade. Gave his life on January 2, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 15W, Line 118. Graduated from Wheaton High School in 1966 and was employed until drafted in 1968.

 

Leslie Milton Dyson, Jr.

Army PV1 Leslie Milton Dyson, Jr.

Army PV1 Leslie Milton Dyson, Jr., 19, of Takoma Park, Maryland. Dyson was killed in action from small arms fire in Long An, South Vietnam. He was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. Gave his life on August 27, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 46W, Line 40.

George Lemuel Ellis

Army SP5 George Lemuel Ellis

Army SP5 George Lemuel Ellis, 46, of Glen Echo, Maryland. Ellis died of a non-combat related illness in South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters Army Depot, 1st Logistical Command. Gave his life on August 5th, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 09E, Line 106.

Richard G. Engelman

Marine Corps Pfc Richard G. Engelman

Marine Corps Pfc Richard G. Engelman, 19, of Rockville, Maryland. Engelman was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on May 3, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 07E, Line 19. Honor graduate of Robert Peary High School in 1964 and attended University of Arizona.

Richard Fieller

Army SGT Richard Fieller

Army SGT Richard Fieller, 29, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Fieller was killed in action from small arms fire in South Vietnam. He was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Gave his life on January 29, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 04E, Line 108. Native of New York.

Charles Lawrence Flott

Army CPT Charles Lawrence Flott

Army CPT Charles Lawrence Flott, 23, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Flott died in a non-combat related airplane crash in Pleiku, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Strategic Technical Directorate Assistance Team – 10, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors, Military Assistance Command Vietnam. Gave his life on June 5th, 1972. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 01W, Line 36.

 

Clayton Eugene Fraley

Army PV2 Clayton Eugene Fraley

Army PV2 Clayton Eugene Fraley, 20, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Fraley was killed in action from small arms fire in Pleiku, South Vietnam. He was assigned to D Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. Gave his life on March 6, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 30W, Line 53. Attended Gaithersburg High School.

Robert Michael Gaffigan

Marine Corps LCpl Robert Michael Gaffigan

Marine Corps LCpl Robert Michael Gaffigan, 19, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Gaffigan died of wounds suffered during friendly fire in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Combined Action Platoon 2-2-1, Casualty Assistance 2-2, 2nd Civil Affairs Group, Combined Action, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on October 26, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 06W, Line 23.

Robert Wayne Gardner

Army CW2 Robert Wayne Gardner

Army CW2 Robert Wayne Gardner, 22, of Wheaton, Maryland. Gardner died in a combat-related helicopter crash in Pleiku, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 281st Assault Helicopter Company, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 17th Combat Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. Gave his life on April 27, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 11W, Line 58. Graduated from Wheaton High School in 1965 and attended Montgomery College and the University of Maryland.

Stephen Jonathan Geist

Army SSG Stephen Jonathan Geist POW MIA Flag

Army SSG Stephen Jonathan Geist, 27, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Geist died in a non-combat related air plane crash. His body was not recovered. He was assigned to Detachment A-332, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), III Corps. Gave his life on September 26, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 27E, Line 15.

Stephen Frederick George

Army 1LT Stephen Frederick George

Army 1LT Stephen Frederick George, 27, of Silver Spring, Maryland. George died in an accident while on mission in Pleiku Province, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. Gave his life on December 28, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 15W, Line 103. Graduated from St. John’s High School in 1959 and attended the Universities of Maryland and Pittsburgh.

 

Robert Roxburgh Groom

Army CPL Robert Roxburgh Groom

Army CPL Robert Roxburgh Groom, 20, of Rockville, Maryland. Groom was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on November 11, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 29E, Line 72. Graduated from West Nottingham Academy, Colora, Maryland in 1966.

James Buckner Hal

Army CPL James Buckner Hall

Army CPL James Buckner Hall, 21, of Rockville, Maryland. Hall was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Gave his life on January 4, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 33E, Line 37. Graduated from the American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, and attended Wake Forest College and Montgomery College.

James Oscar Hall, Jr.

Marine Corps Pfc James Oscar Hall, Jr.

Marine Corps Pfc James Oscar Hall, Jr., 20, of Wheaton, Maryland. Hall was killed in action in a helicopter crash in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to D Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division. Gave his life on June 21, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 22W, Line 105. Graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1967 and attended Montgomery College in Rockville.

Steve Westlel Harris

Army PFC Steve Westlel Harris

Army PFC Steve Westlel Harris, 22, of Rockville, Maryland. Harris died of wounds suffered from an explosive device in South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Gave his life on August 15, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 10E, Line 8. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1964.

David Meldrum Hart

Marine Corps LCpl David Meldrum Hart

Marine Corps LCpl David Meldrum Hart, 21, of Wheaton, Maryland. Hart was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on May 10, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 19E, Line 81. Attended Wheaton High School.

 

Eugene Winfield Hartman

Air Force Maj Eugene Winfield Hartman

Air Force Maj Eugene Winfield Hartman, 37, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Hartman died in a combat related air plane crash in Lam Dong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, 13th Air Force. Gave his life on September 6, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 45W, Line 52.

Terrin Dinsmore Hicks

Air Force Lt Col Terrin Dinsmore Hicks POW/MIA Flag

Air Force Lt Col Terrin Dinsmore Hicks, 41, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Hicks died in a combat related air plane crash in North Vietnam. His body was not recovered. He was assigned to 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 7th Air Force. Gave his life on August 15, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 48W, Line 18. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1954.

Robert M. Higginbotham

Army SP4 Robert M. Higginbotham

Army SP4 Robert M. Higginbotham, 23, of Rockville, Maryland. Higginbotham was killed in action from an explosive device in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, Americal Division. Gave his life on May 14, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 24W, Line 6. Graduated from Good Counsel High School in 1963, and was an honor graduated from the University of Maryland in 1967.

David Lawton Hodges

Navy LT David Lawton Hodges

Navy LT David Lawton Hodges, 29, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Hodges died in a combat related air plane crash in North Vietnam. He was assigned to VA-164, CVW-16, USS Oriskany, Task Force 77, 7th Fleet. Gave his life on October 7, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 27E, Line 66. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1955 and attended the University of Maryland.

William Jeffrey Hodges

Army SGT William Jeffrey Hodges

Army SGT William Jeffrey Hodges, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Hodges died from a non-combat related accident while on guard duty in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division. Gave his life on December 4, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 37W, Line 39. Attended Richard Montgomery High School.

 

William Kenis Hopkins

Marine Corps LCpl William Kenis Hopkins

Marine Corps LCpl William Kenis Hopkins, 19, of Wheaton, Maryland. Hopkins was killed in action from an explosive device in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on December 14, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 36W, Line 21.

Dennis Michael Hyland

Army CPL Dennis Michael Hyland

Army CPL Dennis Michael Hyland, 20, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Hyland was killed in action from an explosive device in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on August 5, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 49W, Line 014.

John Mullen Joyce

Marine Corps Pfc John Mullen Joyce

Marine Corps Pfc John Mullen Joyce, 19, of Bethesda, Maryland. Joyce was killed in action from an explosive device in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to M Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Gave his life on November 8, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 29E, Line 50. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1966, and attended the University of Pittsburgh.

Jon Albert Julia

Army SGT Jon Albert Julia

Army SGT Jon Albert Julia, 19, of Bethesda, Maryland. Julia was killed in action from small arms fire in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on February 22, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 40E, Line 64. Graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 1965.

Wayne Arnold Keller

Army PFC Wayne Arnold Keller

Army PFC Wayne Arnold Keller, 22, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Keller was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on July 25, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 50W, Line 6. Graduated from Springbrook High School in 1964.

 

Anthony Konstant Kercoude

Marine Corps Pfc Anthony Konstant Kercoude

Marine Corps Pfc Anthony Konstant Kercoude, 19, of Potomac, Maryland. Kercoude died from drowning after being shot while crossing a river into Dodge City in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on September 21, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 43W, Line 55. Graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 1967 and attended the University of Maryland.

Thomas Edward Kessing, Jr.

Army SP4 Thomas Edward Kessing, Jr.

Army SP4 Thomas Edward Kessing, Jr., 19, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Kessing was killed in action from an explosive device in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 3rd Platoon, D Company, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. Gave his life on August 25, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 07W, Line 5. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1969.

Harold Junior King, Jr. Army PFC Harold Junior King, Jr.

Army PFC Harold Junior King, Jr., of Derwood, Maryland. King was killed in action from small arms fire in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. He was assigned to B Company, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Military Intelligence Group. Gave his life on January 7, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 13E, Line 122. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1964.

Arthur G. Klippen

Army 2LT Arthur G. Klippen

Army 2LT Arthur G. Klippen, 23, of Bethesda, Maryland. Klippen was killed in action from small arms fire while on a search and destroy mission in South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division. Gave his life on August 25, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 10E, Line 40. Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Graduated from Bullis School, Silver Spring in 1961 and Georgetown University in 1965.

Albert Otto Krausser

Army SP4 Albert Otto Krausser

Army SP4 Albert Otto Krausser, 21, of Takoma Park, Maryland. Krausser was killed in a non-combat related helicopter crash in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 335th Assault Helicopter Company, 268th Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. Gave his life on March 21, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 29W, Line 101.

 

Anthony E. Kupka

Marine Corps 2ndLt Anthony E. Kupka

Marine Corps 2ndLt Anthony E. Kupka, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Kupka was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds while on a reconnaissance patrol with HMM-27 Helicopter Squadron in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. He was assigned to E Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on April 16, 1969. Graduated from the Landon School in 1964 and Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut in 1968.

Kenneth Ray Lancaster

Army SSG Kenneth Ray Lancaster POW/MIA Logo

Army SSG Kenneth Ray Lancaster, 31, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Lancaster died from a combat related helicopter crash in Khanh Hoa, South Vietnam. His body was not recovered. He was assigned to E Company, 50th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. Gave his life on January 3, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 33E, Line 29.

John Ault LeCompte

Marine Corps LCpl John Ault LeCompte

Marine Corps LCpl John Ault LeCompte, 20, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Le Compte died of wounds suffered from small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 1st Platoon, D Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Divison, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on July 1, 1968. Graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1967.

John Clarence Liverman

Marine Corps LCpl John Clarence Liverman

Marine Corps LCpl John Clarence Liverman, 19, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Liverman was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to H Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on December 11, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 36W, Line 4. Graduated from Albert Einstein High School in 1967.

James Edward Love

Marine Corps LCpl James Edward Love

Marine Corps LCpl James Edward Love, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Love was killed in action from an explosive device in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to B Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on December 5, 1965. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 03E, Line 131.

 

Wayne Thomas Lundell

Army SP4 Wayne Thomas Lundell

Army SP4 Wayne Thomas Lundell, 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Lundell was killed in action from small arms fire in South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Gave his life on November 17, 1965. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 03E, Line 84. Graduated from Northwood High School in 1959 and attended the Strayer College.

Balfour Oliver Lytton, Jr.

Army SSG Balfour Oliver Lytton, Jr.

Army SSG Balfour Oliver Lytton, Jr., 23, of Rockville, Maryland. Lytton was killed in action from small arms fire in Darlac, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Detachment B-20 (2nd MSFC), B Company, 5th Special Forces Group. Gave his life on March 25, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 46E, Line 20. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1963.

Neil Kirk MacIver

Army PFC Neil Kirk MacIver

Army PFC Neil Kirk MacIver, 19, of Takoma Park, Maryland. MacIver was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Nagi Province, South Vietnam. Weeks earlier, he was wounded in a bamboo trap set by the Viet Cong and was permitted to stay with his unit despite the injury. He was assigned to Detachment A1-114 (SON HA), Special Forces Group Vietnam. Gave his life on May 29, 1963. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 46E, Line 20. Attended Montgomery Blair High School and graduated from August Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Virginia in 1961.

Theodore Edward Magnum, Jr.

Marine Corps Pfc Theodore Edward Mangum, Jr.

Marine Corps Pfc Theodore Edward Mangum, Jr., 18 of Silver Spring, Maryland. Mangum was killed in action from an explosive device in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to L Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on July 27, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 20W, Line 58.

Harold Douglas Martin

Army 1LT Harold Douglas Martin

Army 1LT Harold Douglas Martin, 25, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Martin died from wounds from small arms fire while leading a Special Forces search and destroy mission in Lam Dong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Detachment B-20, 2nd Mobile Strike Force Command (MSFC), B Company, 5th Special Forces Group. Gave his life on October 23, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 40W, Line 25. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1961 and Frostburg Teacher’s College.

 

Robert David Mason

Navy SN Robert David Mason

Navy SN Robert David Mason, 22, of Rockville, Maryland. Mason died from a non-combat related accident while on shore duty in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Camp Carter Detachment, Naval Support Activity Danang. Gave his life on December 21, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 32E, Line 37. Graduated from Robert E. Peary High School in 1965.

Thomas Weller McCarthy

Army CPT Thomas Weller McCarthy

Army CPT Thomas Weller McCarthy, 30, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. McCarthy was killed in action from small arms fire in South Vietnam. He was assigned to Military Assistance Advisory Group Vietnam Team 77, Headquarters, Military Assistance Advisory Group Vietnam Advisors. Gave his life on March 3, 1964. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 01E, Line 45.

John Arthur McGinn

Army SGT John Arthur McGinn

Army SGT John Arthur McGinn, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. McGinn died of a non-combat related incident in Binh Dinh, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Gave his life on June 28, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 09W, Line 100.

William Lewis McGowan

Army SP4 William Lewis McGowan

Army SP4 William Lewis McGowan, 18, of Silver Spring, Maryland. McGowan was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on May 14, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 24W, Line 9.

Robert Edwin Mentzer, Jr.

Marine Corps Pfc Robert Edwin Mentzer, Jr.

Marine Corps Pfc Robert Edwin Mentzer, Jr., 19, of Rockville, Maryland. Mentzer was killed in action from an explosive device while on night patrol in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on April 1, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 47E, Line 34. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1966.

 

Stephen H. Miller

Stephen H. Miller

Stephen H. Miller, 28, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Miller was killed during the Huế Massacre in Vietnam. He served a Foreign Service Officer with the Joint U. S. Public Affairs Office. Gave his life on February 7, 1968. Member of the Pershing Rifles at the University of Maryland College Park.

Thomas Carroll Delzie Moffitt

Marine Corps Pfc Thomas Carroll Delzie Moffitt

Marine Corps Pfc Thomas Carroll Delzie Moffitt, 18, of Kensington, Maryland. Moffitt was killed in action from an explosive device while aboard a hospital ship in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to M Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on March 13, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 29W, Line 31. Graduated from Albert Einstein High School in 1968.

Richard Keith Morrison

Marine Corps Pfc Richard Keith Morrison

Marine Corps Pfc Richard Keith Morrison, 18, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Morrison was killed in action from artillery, rocket or mortar in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on May 16, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 61E, Line 14.

Terry Alan Mote

Army 1LT Terry Alan Mote

Army 1LT Terry Alan Mote, 23, of Rockville, Maryland. Mote died in a non-hostile related helicopter crash in Pleiku, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 189th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. Gave his life on July 1, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 09W, Line 109.

Frederick Richard Neef

Air Force A1C Frederick Richard Neef

Air Force A1C Frederick Richard Neef, 18, of Germantown, Maryland. Neef died in a non-hostile airplane crash in Khanh Koa, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 600th Photo Squadron, 7th Air Force. Gave his life on November 27, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 06W, Line 86.

 

John Leif Nielson

Army PFC John Leif Nielson

Army PFC John Leif Nielson, 26, of Takoma Park, Maryland. Nielson died of wounds suffered from small arms fire in Gia Dinh, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company 69th Signal Battalion, 60th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade. Gave his life on January 31, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 36E, Line 28. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1961 and attended the University of Maryland.

Gerald E. Niewenhous, Jr.

Army CW1 Gerald E. Niewenhous, Jr.

Army CW1 Gerald E. Niewenhous, Jr., 21, of Rockville, Maryland. Niewenhous died of wounds suffered during combat in South Vietnam. He was assigned to the D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade. Gave his life on December 22, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 15W, Line 83. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1966 and attended Montgomery College.

Frances F. Novello

Army SGT Frances F. Novello

Army SGT Frances F. Novello, 40, of Rockville, Maryland. Novello was killed in action from small arms fire in South Vietnam. He was assigned to SD-5891, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors, Military Assistance Command Vietnam. Gave his life on September 3, 1965. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 02E, Line 74.

Roy Tulane O'Keefe

Army SGT Roy Tulane O’Keefe

Army SGT Roy Tulane O’Keefe, 22, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. O’Keefe was killed in action from mortar fire in Kontum, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 28th Military Strike Force Company, B Company, 5th Special Forces Group. Gave his life on February 6, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 37E, Line 65.

David Franklin Osborne

Marine Corps Pfc David Franklin Osborne

Marine Corps Pfc David Franklin Osborne, 19, of Rockville, Maryland. Osborne Died in a non-combat related helicopter crash in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on May 2, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 26W, Line 101. Graduated from Robert E. Peary High School in 1967.

 

James William Peterson

Army CPT James William Peterson

Army CPT James William Peterson, 24, of Rockville, Maryland. Peterson died while riding in a vehicle that crashed in Khanh Hoa, South Vietnam en route to his unit in Cam Ranh Bay. He was assigned to 1st Logistical Command, 44th Ordnance Detachment. Gave his life on May 22, 1971. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 03W, Line 50. Graduated from Robert E. Peary High School in 1965. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, his official home of record is listed as Englewood, Florida. His biography and picture are on permanent display at The Museum of Military Memorabilia, Naples Municipal Airport, Naples Florida.

Ernest Postorino

Marine Corps LCpl Ernest Postorino

Marine Corps LCpl Ernest Postorino, 18, of Rockville, Maryland. Postorino was killed in action from an enemy rocket and grenade attack in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to K Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on August 27, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 46W, Line 44. Attended Robert Peary High School.

James W. Prather

Army PFC James W. Prather

Army PFC James W. Prather, 20, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Prather was killed in action from small arms fire in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Gave his life on October 16, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 28E, Line 16. Graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1965 and attended Montgomery College.

James Patrick Proctor

Marine Corps LCpl James Patrick Proctor

Marine Corps LCpl James Patrick Proctor, 21, of Rockville, Maryland. Proctor was killed in action from small arms fire in Hai Phong Municipality, South Vietnam. He was assigned to H Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on August 1, 1967. Attended schools in England.

Edwin Holland Pumphrey

Army SP4 Edwin Holland Pumphrey

Army SP4 Edwin Holland Pumphrey, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Pumphrey was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Dinh Tuong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to D Company, 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. Gave his life on April 10, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 27W, Line 52. Attended Sherwood High School.

 

James Paul Purkey

Army SP5 James Paul Purkey

Army SP5 James Paul Purkey, 23, of Germantown, Maryland. Purkey was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to B Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. Gave his life on October 13, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 27E, Line 103. Graduated Gaithersburg High School in 1962.

James Alfred Reid

Marine Corps Pfc James Alfred Reid

Marine Corps Pfc James Alfred Reid, 19, of Derwood, Maryland. Reid died from wounds from an explosive device in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on June 6, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 59W, Line 12. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1967.

Edgar J. Rodgers

Edgar J. Rodgers

Edgar J. Rodgers, 61, of Rockville, Maryland. He was a government electrical engineer with the Department of the Navy in Danang, South Vietnam. Gave his life on May 5, 1968. Schooled in New York City and was a Montgomery County resident for 20 years.

Robert Hazen Shields II

Army W01 Robert Hazen Shields II

Army W01 Robert Hazen Shields II, 26, of Kensington, Maryland. Shields was killed in action in a helicopter crash in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 174th Assault Helicopter Company, 14th Aviation Battalion, 16th Aviation Group, Americal Division. Gave his life on August 15, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 19W, Line 47. Graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 1963 and attended Montgomery College and University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.

Ralph Simon

Army PFC Ralph Simon

Army PFC Ralph Simon, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Simon was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds from a grenade in South Vietnam. He was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Gave his life on June 11, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 08E, Line 40.

 

Alfred Douglas Smith Jr

Army PFC Alfred Douglas “Sonny” Smith, Jr.

Army PFC Alfred Douglas “Sonny” Smith, Jr., 20, of Rockville, Maryland. Smith was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on April 6, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 48E, Line 34. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1966.

Milton F. Smith

Army CPT Milton F. Smith

Army CPT Milton F. Smith, 25, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Smith was killed in action in a non-hostile plane crash in South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52nd Aviation Brigade, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. Gave his life on November 11, 1966.

Richard Clifton Smith

Marine Corps Cpl Richard Clifton Smith

Marine Corps Cpl Richard Clifton Smith, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Smith was killed from friendly fire in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 3rd Platoon, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on April 6, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 06E, Line 91. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1962.

Victor Arlon Smith

Air Force Capt Victor Arlon Smith POW/MIA Flag

Air Force Capt Victor Arlon Smith, 25, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Smith was killed when his plane crashed due to enemy fire in Loas. His body was not recovered. He was assigned to 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. Gave his life on January 17, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 34W, Line 29.

Paul Winthrop Smithson

Marine Corps 2ndLt Paul Winthrop Smithson

Marine Corps 2ndLt Paul Winthrop Smithson, 21, of Bethesda, Maryland. Smithson was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Gave his life on November 20, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 38W, Line 21. Attended Gonzaga High School and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1966.

 

William Richard Spates, Jr.

Army SSG William Richard Spates, Jr.

Army SSG William Richard Spates, Jr., 26, of Kensington, Maryland. Spates was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 23rd ARVN Ranger Battalion, Headquarters (SD-5891), Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors. Gave his life on October 25, 1965. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 02E, Line 134. Graduated from Mackin High School in 1957.

William Arthur Stacy, Jr.

Army CPT William Arthur Stacy, Jr.

Army CPT William Arthur Stacy, Jr., 25, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Stacy was killed in action from small arms fire in South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters (SD-5891), Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors. Gave his life on March 21, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 06E, Line 35. Honor graduate from Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana in 1959 and U.S. Military Academy in 1963.

Frank Morris Streeks, Jr.

Marine Corps Pfc Frank “Trippy” Morris Streeks, Jr.

Marine Corps Pfc Frank “Trippy” Morris Streeks, Jr., 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Streeks was killed in action from enemy artillery fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on September 22, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 27E, Line 2. Graduated from Northwood High School in 1965 and attended Montgomery College.

Allen Ralph Stroud

Army SSG Allen Ralph Stroud

Army SSG Allen Ralph Stroud, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Stroud was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to D Troop, 2 Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division. Gave his life on July 8, 1970. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 09W, Line 133.

Richard Eugene Swab

Marine Corps Cpl Richard Eugene Swab

Marine Corps Cpl Richard Eugene Swab, 21, of Takoma Park, Maryland. Swab was killed in action from artillery, rocket, or mortar in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on June 29, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 54W, Line 20.

 

RobertHatcherSwain

Navy ABH2 Robert Hatcher Swain

Navy ABH2 Robert Hatcher Swain, 22, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Swain was killed in a non-combat related accident at sea in the Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam. He was assigned to USS Forrestal, Task Force 77, 7th Fleet. Gave his life on July 29, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall panel 24E, Line 45.

Akos Dezso Szekely

Army CPT Akos Dezso Szekely

Army CPT Akos Dezso Szekely, 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Szekely was killed in action from small arms fire in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Gave his life on September 11, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 44W, Line 31. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1964, honor graduated of the U.S. Military Academy and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967.

Robert Emerson Taylor

Army 2LT Robert Emerson Taylor

Army 2LT Robert Emerson Taylor, 23, of Takoma Park, Maryland. Taylor was killed in action in a non-hostile incident. He was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Gave his life on March 14, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 6E, Line 8.

Eugene Costella Tibbs

Army Staff Sgt Eugene Costella Tibbs

Army Staff Sgt Eugene Costella Tibbs, 35, of Sellman, Maryland. Tibbs was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam. He was assigned to H Troop, 17th Cavalry, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. Gave his life on September 11, 1968. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 44W, Line 31.

John Richard Tine

Army CPT John Richard Tine

Army CPT John Richard Tine, 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Tine was killed in action from small arms fire in Kien Phong, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Advisory Team 84, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors. Gave his life on May 1, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 26W, Line 95. Attended Randolph Macon Academy, Front Royal, Virginia, Chowan College, Murfreesboro, North Carolina, and Salisbury State College.

 

Thomas Gaines Turner

Army SGT Thomas Gaines Turner

Army SGT Thomas Gaines Turner, 23, of Bethesda, Maryland. Turner was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Kontum, South Vietnam. He was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. Gave his life on March 9, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 30W, Line 97. Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1963 and attended the University of Maryland and Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky.

Adolphus Norwood Tyler

Army 1SG Adolphus Norwood Tyler

Army 1SG Adolphus Norwood Tyler, 46, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Tyler was killed in a non-combat related injury while attempting to separate a fight in his barracks in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 23rd S&T Battalion, Americal Division. Gave his life on August 21, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 19W, Line 90.

Austin Richard Von Kleist

Army SPC Austin Richard Von Kleist

Army SPC Austin Richard Von Kleist, 37, of Rockville, Maryland. Von Kleist was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Detachment A-112 (1st MSFC), 5th Special Forces Group. Gave his life on December 16, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 32E, Line 14.

Donald Roland Ward

Marine Corps Sgt Donald Roland Ward

Marine Corps Sgt Donald Roland Ward, 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Ward was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds near Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on September 6, 1967. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1963.

James Patrick Ward

Army 1LT James Patrick Ward

Army 1LT James Patrick Ward, 21, of Bethesda, Maryland. Ward was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds during night patrol in Phu Yen, South Vietnam. He was assigned Advisory Team 28, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors. Gave his life on July 11, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 21W, Line 104. Graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 1966 and attended Montgomery College.

 

George Baden Waring

Air Force Maj George Baden Waring

Air Force Maj George Baden Waring, 39, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Waring was killed in action in a combat related air plane crash. He was assigned to Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors and was a Typhoon Forward Air Controller. Gave his life on August 26, 1972. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 01W, Line 69.

Donald Eugene Weisman

Army SGT Donald Eugene Weisman

Army SGT Donald Eugene Weisman, 23, of Wheaton, Maryland. Weisman was killed in action from an explosive device in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was assigned to Advisory Team 17, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors. Gave his life on April 28, 1971. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 03W, Line 17.

William Anthony Wilk

Marine Corps 2ndLt William Anthony Wilk

Marine Corps 2ndLt William Anthony Wilk, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Wilk was killed in action from friendly fire during combat in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to E Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on July 29, 1967. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 24E, Line 49. Graduated from Notre Dame High School, New York in 1962 and Notre Dame University in 1966.

Lorne John Wilson

Marine Corps Pfc Lorne John Wilson

Marine Corps Pfc Lorne John Wilson, 20, of Rockville, Maryland. Wilson was killed in action from small arms fire in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Gave his life on March 28, 1969. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 28W, Line 77. Graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1966 and attended Montgomery College.

Terry Wintermoyer

Army SP4 Terry Wintermoyer

Army SP4 Terry Wintermoyer, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Wintermoyer was killed in action from small arms fire in South Vietnam. He was assigned to Biêt Dông Quân Team TD 37, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors. Gave his life on November 22, 1965. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 03E, Line 109. Graduated from Northwood High School in 1963 and attended University of Maryland.

Larry Albert Woodburn

Marine Corps Pfc Larry Albert Woodburn

Marine Corps Pfc Larry Albert Woodburn, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland. Woodburn was killed in action from multiple fragmentation wounds in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was assigned to 3rd Platoon, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. Gave his life on February 5, 1971. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 05W, Line 80. Graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1969.


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