THE SOG CHRONICLES

MACVSOG - MIA

MACV-SOG had more than its share of MIAs. One of the most well-known was Larry Thorne, a Finnish veteran of the so-called Winter War against the Soviet Union during the prelude to World War II and a recipient of the Mannerheim Cross. Thorne was carrying a bolt-action .30-06 Springfield when he became MACV-SOG’s first MIA in Laos. Stories abound of teams that disappeared without a trace, though sometimes circumstances and evidence (such as proof that NVA concussion grenades had been used) led MACV-SOG to believe that the men were captured. A dozen entire teams are still unaccounted for. 

As of Oct. 15, 2017, there were nearly 300 Americas still missing in Laos [MIA], and of those 50 were Green Berets from the eight-year secret war fought across the fence in Laos, Cambodia and N. Vietnam.  At least 105 airmen died supporting SOG teams in Laos.


Of the men known to be prisoners of war [POW], only a few returned home alive. No MACV-SOG POWs were released from Laos.

Of the 58 MACV-SOG MIAs in Laos, only one returned–Charles Wilklow. Wilklow escaped captivity after being staked out by the NVA as human bait for rescuers for several days. His captors had thought he was too close to death to need a guard, but he managed to crawl off into the jungle and evade recapture until rescued.

MACV-SOG recon casualties exceeded 100 percent, the highest sustained American loss rate since the Civil War. In 1968, every MACV-SOG recon man was wounded at least once, and about half were killed. But despite such high losses, MACV-SOG boasted the highest “kill ratio” in U.S. military history, topping out at 158-to-1 in 1970.





Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK  with some material provided by family members.

“They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live.”
 -- Chester W. Nimitz
 
NO MAN IS DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN!










WATSON, RONALD LEONARD

Name: Ronald Leonard "DOC" Watson
Rank/Branch: O3/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCN/MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 11 November 1944 (Providence RI)
Home City of Record: El Paso TX
Date of Loss: 18 February 1971
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 160431N 1071910E (YC481785)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1H
Refno: 1706




COHRON, JAMES DERWIN

Name: James Derwin Cohron
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army 5th Special Forces
Unit: C & C Detachment, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 11 November 1938 (Leon IA)
Home City of Record: Centerville IA
Date of Loss: 12 January 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 162745N 1064800E (XD929208)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 0984
Other Personnel In Incident: 2 indigenous personnel




STUBBS, WILLIAM WENTWORTH

Name: William Wentworth Stubbs
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCC, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 06 August 1949 (Oak Harbor WA)
Home City of Record: Newport WA
Date of Loss: 20 October 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 180524N 1050000E (YB705987)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1503




SHRIVER, JERRY MICHAEL


Name: Jerry Michael "Mad Dog" Shriver
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCS - MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 24 September 1941 (De Funiak Springs FL)
Home City of Record: Sacramento CA
Date of Loss: 24 April 1969
Country of Loss: Cambodia (some older records say Laos)
Loss Coordinates: 165048N 1063158E (XT441913)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1431





ROBERTSON, JOHN HARTLEY

Name: John Hartley Robertson
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C North, MACV-SOG, 5th SFG
Date of Birth: 25 October 1936
Home City of Record: Birmingham AL
Date of Loss: 20 May 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 160023N 1072353E (YC566710)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34
Refno: 1184
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)





HARNED, GARY ALAN
Group Identification

Name: Gary Alan Harned
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: SOA (MACV-SOG), CCN, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 05 July 1950 (Meadsville PA)
Home City of Record: Springboro PA
Date of Loss: 24 March 1970
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 142750N 1071816E (YB484003)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 3
Acft/Venicle/Ground: UH1H
Refno: 1578





BORONSKI, JOHN ARTHUR
Group Identification

Name: John Arthur Boronski
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: SOA (MACV-SOG) CCC, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 24 July 1944 (North Hampton MA)
Home City of Record: Ware MA
Date of Loss: 24 March 1970
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 142750N 1071816E (YB484003)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 3
Acft/Venicle/Ground: UH1H
Refno: 1578





SUBER, RANDOLPH BOTHWELL

Name: Randolph Bothwell Suber
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCN - MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 22 May 1947
Home City of Record: Ballwin MO
Date of Loss: 13 November 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 155813N 1070227E (YC184666)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1522





RAY, RONALD EARL

Name: Ronald Earl Ray
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCN - MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 11 August 1947
Home City of Record: Port Arthur TX
Date of Loss: 13 November 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 155813N 1070227E (YC184666)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1522





CALHOUN, JOHNNY C.

Name: Johnny C. Calhoun
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 14 July 1945 (Roanoke AL)
Home City of Record: Newman GA
Date of Loss: 27 March 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 161130N 1071600E (YC422918)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1106
Other Personnel In Incident: (none missing)





BRASSFIELD, ANDREW THOMAS

Name: Andrew Thomas Brassfield
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCN/MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 04 February 1937 (St. Louis MO)
Home City of Record: Sylvania OH
Date of Loss: 06 April 1970
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 161932N 1065123E (XD983057)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1586
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)





DEXTER, RONALD JAMES

Name: Ronald James Dexter
Rank/Branch: E8/US Army Special Forces
Unit: MACV-SOG, Command & Control
Date of Birth: 23 July 1933 (Chicago IL)
Home City of Record: Abilene TX
Date of Loss: 03 June 1967
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 161914N 1064049E (XD795050)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: CH46A
Refno: 0720





BOOKOUT, CHARLES FRANKLIN

Name: Charles Franklin Bookout
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCN/MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 01 December 1934 (Sayre OK)
Home City of Record: Oklahoma City OK
Date of Loss: 04 July 1970
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 154852N 1071220E (YC362495)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1647
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)





CECIL, ALAN BRUCE

Name: Alan Bruce Cecil
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCN - MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 05 September 1946
Home City of Record: Holdenville OK
Date of Loss: 21 September 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 165104N 1061939E (XD414634)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)
Refno: 1491





NEAL, DENNIS PAUL

Name: Dennis Paul Neal
Rank/Branch: O3/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 01 February 1944 (Quincy IL)
Home City of Record: Tarpon Springs FL
Date of Loss: 31 July 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 162700N 1065200E (YD003191)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno:




BURNS, MICHAEL PAUL

Name: Michael Paul Burns
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 25 April 1947 (Oconto Falls WI)
Home City of Record: El Paso TX
Date of Loss: 31 July 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 162700N 1065200E (YD003191)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1473
Other Personnel In Incident: Dennis P. Neal (missing)




STRIDE, JAMES DANIEL JR.

Name: James Daniel Stride, Jr.
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 27 February 1933
Home City of Record: Denison TX
Date of Loss: 05 October 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 155935N 1072346E (YC564695)
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1299
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)




SCURLOCK, LEE DELTON JR.

Name: Lee Delton Scurlock, Jr.
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control Detachment, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 10 November 1943 (Cleveland OH)
Home City of Record: Restful Lake OH
Date of Loss: 21 December 1967
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 143327N 1071713E (YB464105)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Helicopter
Refno: 0944
Other Personnel in Incident: (none




GREEN, GEORGE CURTIS JR.

Name: George Curtis Green, Jr.
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C Detachment, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 13 May 1950 (Indianapolis IN)
Home City of Record: Attica IN
Date of Loss: 04 December 1970
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 145418N 1072858E (YB671492)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1681
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)




WILSON, PETER JOE

Name: Peter Joe Wilson
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control Central, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 23 August 1938 (Ridley Park PA)
Home City of Record: Pulaski NY
Date of Loss: 19 October 1970
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 143500N 1072530E
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)
Refno: 1669




PREISS, ROBERT FRANCIS, JR.
Remains returned 06/30/98

Name: Robert Francis Preiss, Jr.
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCN/MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 27 April 1945 (Queens NY)
Home City of Record: Cornwall NY
Date of Loss: 12 May 1970
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 160211N 1070853E (YC298740)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)




MIXTER, DAVID IVES

Name: David Ives Mixter
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces (5th Group)
Unit: Company A, Command & Control Central, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 22 January 1949 (New York NY)
Home City of Record: Darien CT
Date of Loss: 29 January 1971
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 143726N 1072554E (YB619180)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1696




LANEY, BILLY RAY
Remains identified 09/08/00

Name: Billy Ray Laney
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: MACV-SOG, Command & Control
Date of Birth: 21 August 1939 (Blanch AL)
Home City of Record: Green Acres City FL
Loss Date: 03 June 1967
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 161914N 1064049E (XD805050)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: CH46A
Refno: 0720




SMITH, RONALD EUGENE

Name: Ronald Eugene Smith
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control Central, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 29 March 1940 (Kingman IN)
Home City of Record: Covington IN
Date of Loss: 28 November 1970
Country of Loss: Laos (some lists say Cambodia)
Loss Coordinates: 143705N 1072737E (YB650174)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1679




MURPHY, BARRY DANIEL

Name: Barry Daniel Murphy
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control South, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 07 January 1947 (New York NY)
Home City of Record: Cutler Ridge FL
Date of Loss: 18 March 1969
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 124059N 108329E (XT441912)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1410




PADGETT, SAMUEL JOSEPH

Name: Samuel Joseph Padgett
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C Detachment, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 10 April 1937
Home City of Record: Tulsa OK
Date of Loss: 10 April 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 152636N 1074835E (ZC015092)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34
Refno: 1125
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)




HUSTON, CHARLES GREGORY

Name: Charles Gregory Huston
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C Detachment, Drawer 22 (MACV-SOG), 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 29 September 1945
Home City of Record: Sidney OH
Date of Loss: 28 March 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 164730N 1062000E (XD434574)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1108




BOYER, ALAN LEE

Name: Alan Lee Boyer
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C Detachment, Drawer 22 (MACV-SOG), 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 08 March 1946 Chicago IL
Home City of Record: Missoula MT
Date of Loss: 28 March 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 164730N 1062000E (XD434574)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1108
Other Personnel In Incident: Charles Huston; George R. Brown (missing)




WHITE, CHARLES EDWARD

Name: Charles Edward White
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army, 5th Special Forces Group
Unit: MACV-SOG, Command & Control North
Date of Birth: 18 May 1933 (Union Town AL)
Home City of Record: Bessemer AL
Date of Loss: 29 January 1968
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 143200N 1071800E (YB489072)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1006
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)




POOL, JERRY LYNN

"(Jerry) Pool's remains were not individually identified, but he has been identified as part of the group,"Greer said." He is now accounted for so he comes off of our list of MIA (soldiers)." SEE BELOW

Name: Jerry Lynn Pool
Rank/Branch: O2/US Army Special Forces
Unit: SOA (MACV-SOG), CCN, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 02 April 1944 (Sinton TX)
Home City of Record: Freeport IL
Date of Loss: 24 March 1970
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 142750N 1071816E (YB484003)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 3
Acft/Venicle/Ground: UH1H
Refno: 1578




BROWN, GEORGE R.
Remains Returned 02/11/2000 ID'd 12/18/2001

Name: George R. Brown
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C Detachment, Drawer 22 (MACV-SOG), 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 19 September 1935
Home City of Record: Hollyhill FL
Date of Loss: 28 March 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 164730N 1062000E (XD434574)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1108
Other Personnel In Incident: Charles Huston; Alan L. Boyer (missing)




KROSKE, HAROLD WILLIAM JR.

Name: Harold William Kroske, Jr.
Rank/Branch: O2/US Army Special Forces
Unit: C & C South, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 20 July 1947
Home City of Record: Trenton NJ
Date of Loss: 11 February 1969
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 115923N 1063331E (XU697258)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Other Personnel In Incident: (none missing)




WILLIAMS, EDDIE LEE

Name: Eddie Lee Williams
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 10 February 1935
Home City: Miami FL
Loss Date: 03 October 1966
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 165100N 1063200E (XD632624)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 0480




JONES, JAMES EMORY

Name: James Emory Jones
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 08 September 1939 (Enigma GA)
Home City: Alapha GA
Loss Date: 03 October 1966
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 165100N 1063200E (XD632624)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 0480




ECHEVARRIA, RAYMOND LOUIS

Name: Raymond Louis Echevarria
Rank/Branch: E8/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control - MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 16 September 1933 (Brooklyn NY)
Home City: New York NY
Loss Date: 03 October 1966
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 165100N 1063200E (XD632624)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 0480




LANE, GLEN OLIVER

Name: Glen Oliver Lane
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 24 July 1931 (Diboll TX)
Home City of Record: Odessa TX
Date of Loss: 23 May 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates:161730N 1070600E (YD258028)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: ground
Refno: 1191





BOYLE, WILLIAM

Name: William Boyle
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCC/MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 26 November 1938 (Brooklyn NY)
Home City of Record: Watrous PA
Date of Loss: 28 February 1970
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 143753N 1072404E (YB586188)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34
Refno: 564
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)





DAVIDSON, DAVID ARTHUR

Name: David Arthur Davison
Rank/Branch: US Army Special Forces
Unit: MACV-SOG CC North; 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 08 March 1947 (Washington DC)
Home City of Record: East Riverside MD
Date of Loss: 5 October 1970
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 161126N 1070527E (YC227912)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1663
Other Personnel in Incident: Fred A. Gassman (missing)





GASSMAN, FRED ALLEN

Name: Fred Allen Gassman
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: MACV-SOG, C & C North, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 05 September 1947 (Egland Field FL)
Home City of Record: Ft. Walton Beach FL
Date of Loss: 05 October 1970
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 161126N 1070527E (YC227912)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1663
Other Personnel In Incident: David A. Davidson (missing)





SCHERDIN, ROBERT FRANCIS

Name: Robert Francis Scherdin
Rank/Branch: E3/US Army Special Forces
Unit: MACV-SOG, FOB 2, Command & Control North
Date of Birth: 14 February 1947
Home City of Record: Somerville NJ
Date of Loss: 29 December 1968
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 153650N 1072950E (YB690170)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1351
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)





SCOTT, MIKE JOHN

Name: Mike John Scott
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army
Unit: MACV-SOG, CCN, 5TH SFG
Date of Birth: 02 September 1932
Home City of Record: Newark NJ Born: GOSTYNIN POLAND
Date of Loss: 13 May 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 152330N 1073600E (YC787037)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: O1G
Refno: 1443





SEYMOUR, LEO EARL

Name: Leo Earl Seymour
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control Detachment, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 14 May 1942 (Sayre PA)
Home City of Record: Towanda PA
Date of Loss: 03 July 1967
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 144500N 1062300E (YB575326)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 0750
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)





DAVIS, RICARDO GONZALES

Name: Ricardo Gonzales Davis
Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 17 March 1941 (Ft. Stockton TX)
Home City of Record: Carlsbad NM
Date of Loss: 20 March 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 152757N 1071443E (YC409110)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1411
Other Personnel In Incident: (none missing)





EVANS, WILLIAM ANTHONY

Name: William Anthony Evans
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: MACV-SOG, B-56 Project Sigma on loan to B-50 Project Omega,
Recon Team #1
Date of Birth: 04 November 1948 (Spring Valley IL)
Home City of Record: Milwaukee WI
Date of Loss: 02 March 1969
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 114157N 1061755E (XT415935)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1398





COPLEY, WILLIAM MICHAEL

Name: William Michael Copley
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army 5th Special Forces Group
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG
Date of Birth: 22 May 1949
Home City of Record: Northridge CA (born Columbus OH)
Date of Loss: 16 November 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 144000N 1071754E
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1325
Other Personnel In Incident: (none missing)





OWEN, ROBERT DUVAL

Name: Robert Duval Owen
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 21 December 1938 (Lynchburg VA)
Home City of Record: Chatham VA
Date of Loss: 23 May 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 161730N 1070600E (YD258028)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: ground
Refno: 1191





WALD, GUNTHER HERBERT
Remains ID'd May 30, 2012

Name: Gunther Herbert Wald
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: SOA, Command & Control North (MACV-SOG), 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 07 January 1944 (Frankfurt, Germany)
Home City of Record: Bergen NJ (or Palasaides Park NJ)
Date of Loss: 03 November 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 154800N 1064700E (XD643574)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1514





MAY, MICHAEL FREDERIC

Name: Michael Frederic May
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: MACV-SOG, B-56 Project Sigma on loan to B-50 Project Omega,
Recon Team #1
Date of Birth: 07 June 1947 (Saginaw MI)
Home City of Record: Vassar MI
Date of Loss: 02 March 1969
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 114157N 1061755E (XT415935)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1398
Other Personnel In Incident: William A. Evans (missing)





SHUE, DONALD MONROE
Remains ID announced 03/17/2011

Name: Donald Monroe Shue
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army Special Forces
Unit: SOA, Command & Control North (MACV-SOG), 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 29 August 1949 (Concord NC)
Home City of Record: Kannapolis NC
Date of Loss: 03 November 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 154800N 1064700E (XD643674)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1514





GALLAGHER, JOHN THEODORE
Remains ID 11/13/2006

Name: John Theodore Gallagher
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 17 June 1943 (Summit NJ)
Home City of Record: Hamden CT
Date of Loss: 05 January 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 161907N 1063445E (XD701021)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1D
Refno: 0967





FITTS, RICHARD ALLAN
Remains Returned - ID Announced 03 January 1990

Name: Richard Allan Fitts
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 23 February 1946 (Weymouth MA)
Home City of Record: Abington MA
Date of Loss: 30 November 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 163852N 1062514E (XD515410)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34
Refno: 1333





BROWN, WILLIAM THEODORE

Name: William Theodore Brown
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: SOA, Command & Control North, (MACV-SOG), 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 20 February 1945 (Chicago IL)
Home City of Record: La Habra CA
Date of Loss: 03 November 1969
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 154800N 1064700E (XD643674)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1514





JACKSON, CARL EDWIN

Name: Carl Edwin Jackson
Rank/Branch: O3/US Air Force
Unit: 1st Flight Detachment, MACV-SOG 1131st Special Activities Squadron,
12th Det
Date of Birth: 28 January 1930
Home City of Record: Natchitoches LA
Date of Loss: 27 June 1965
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 4





STACKS, RAYMOND CLARK
Remains Returned - ID Announced 8 February 1990

Name: Raymond Clark Stacks
Rank/Branch: O2/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 06 March 1948
Home City of Record: Memphis TN
Date of Loss: 30 November 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 163852N 1062514E (XD515410)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34
Refno: 1333





SCHOLZ, KLAUS DIETER
Remains Returned - ID Announced 8 February 1990

Name: Klaus Dieter Scholz
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 20 January 1944 (Rieserged, Germany)
Home City of Record: Amarillo TX
Date of Loss: 30 November 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 163852N 1062514E (XD515410)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34





MEIN, MICHAEL HOWARD
Remains Returned - ID Announced 08 February 1990

Name: Michael Howard Mein
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 13 March 1945 (Oneida NY)
Home City of Record: Cape Vincent NY
Date of Loss: 30 November 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 163852N 1062514E (XD515410)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34
Refno: 1333





TOOMEY, SAMUEL KAMU III
Remains Returned - ID Announced 08 February 1990

Name: Samuel Kamu Toomey III
Rank/Branch: O4/US Army
Unit: Armor, Special Operations Group, Headquarters, MACV-SOG, (some accounts
list Toomey as "Special Missions Officer")
Date of Birth: 30 December 1935 (Honolulu HI)
Home City of Record: Independence MO
Date of Loss: 30 November 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 163852N 1062514E (XD515410)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Refno: 1333





LABOHN, GARY RUSSELL
Remains Returned - ID Announced 8 February 1990 FAMILY DISPUTES

Name: Gary Russell LaBohn
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 28 December 1942 (Madison WI)
Home City of Record: Wixon MI
Date of Loss: 30 November 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 163852N 1062514E (XD515410)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34





BADER, ARTHUR EDWARD JR.
Remains Returned - ID Announced 8 February 1990

Name: Arthur Edward Bader, Jr.
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Command & Control North MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 12 July 1934
Home City of Record: Atlantic City NJ
Date of Loss: 30 November 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 163852N 1062514E (XD515410)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: CH34
Refno: 1333





QUAMO, GEORGE

Name: George Quamo
Branch/Rank: United States Army/O4
Unit: CCN MACV SOG
Date of Birth: 10 June 1940 Lynn MA
Home City of Record: AVERILL PARK NY
Date of Loss: 14-April-68
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 160845 North 1081033 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: U17
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1128





TUBBS, GLENN ERNEST

Name: Glenn Ernest Tubbs
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: CCS/MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 24 January 1940 (Sulphur Springs TX)
Home City of Record: Amarillo TX
Date of Loss: 13 January 1970
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 135119N 1972833E (YA675330)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1550





GLOVER, DOUGLAS JOHN
Group Burial

Name: Douglas John Glover
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army 5th Special Forces
Unit: MACV-SOG Command & Control
Date of Birth: 02 May 1943
Home City of Record: Cortland NY
Date of Loss: 19 February 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 145430N 1072800E (YB665498)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1H
Refno: 1054

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