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MY PAGE IS DEDICATED TO 3 GI'S WHO GAVE ALL
FOR THEIR COUNTRY: PVT.FREDDIE KEMP, PVT. BARRY
ALLEN OLSON AND PVT. LARRY W. NORGAARD


WE WILL REMEMBER THEM !!!!!

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OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (THE WALL)


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Graphics by: Gecko Country THE Vietnam Graphics Guru




--- General / Personal ---
Last name: KEMP
First name: FREDDIE
Home of Record (official): NEW YORK
State (official): NY
Date of Birth: Wednesday, November 15, 1944
Sex: Male
Race: Negro
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---
Branch: Army
Rank: PVT
Serial Number: 51557760
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E2
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10
Major Organization: 1st Cavalry Div

--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Unknown
Date of Casualty: Wednesday, August 17, 1966
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (C3) Non-hostile, died while missing
Reason: Drowned, suffocated (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Unknown/Not Reported
The Wall: Panel 10E - Row 016





--- General / Personal ---
Last name: OLSON
First name: BARRY A
Home of Record (official): ALBERT LEA
State (official): MN
Date of Birth: Monday, August 4, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---
Branch: Army
Rank: SFC
Serial Number: 473546048
Component: Regular
Posthumous promotion as indicated
Pay grade: E6
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): Unknown/Not reported
Major Organization: USARV

--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Thursday, September 26, 1968
Date of Casualty: Monday, June 19, 1978
Age at time of loss: 30
Casualty type: (A3) Hostile, died while missing
Reason: Unknown / Not reported (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Darlac
The Wall: Panel 42W - Row 020






--- General / Personal ---
Last name: NORGAARD
First name: LARRY WAYNE
Home of Record (official): IROQUOIS
State (official): SD
Date of Birth: Thursday, December 25, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---
Branch: Army
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 56564646
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10
Major Organization: 25th Inf Div

--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Friday, August 25, 1967
Date of Casualty: Monday, February 5, 1968
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 37E - Row 001






A SPECIAL DEDICATION TO THE GI's FROM MY HOME TOWN OF OTTAWA, ILLINOIS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR
LAST NAME FIRST NAME &
MIDDLE NAME
MILITARY RANK BRANCH OF
SERVICE
Boaz Kenneth Wayne PFC Army
Carr Martin Cody SP4 Army
Diamond William T Jr SN Navy
Dingman Milfred Harold SFC Army
Jerde Gerald Dean SP4 Army
Mindock Richard William SGT Army
Sapp Jon Charles SSG Army
Zucker Louis Claude MAJ Air Force
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM !!!




Below are some pictures I took on a recent trip to
Washington, DC.  Since I was staying downtown my walk to
the Wall took me past (01) (17) and (18) the White House, (02) (03)
and (16) the Eisenhower Building - the largest building in Washington,
(04) the Washington Monument and (05) the Lincoln Memorial.


Pow/Mia picture 01     Pow/Mia picture 17     Pow/Mia picture 18     Pow/Mia picture 02     Pow/Mia picture 03     Pow/Mia picture 16     Pow/Mia picture 04     Pow/Mia picture 05

When I finally made it to the Wall, I was truly surprised
to see the crowd that was there ... after all, it was
only a Tuesday evening and no holiday - I can only
assume that this was just a "normal" daily crowd.


Pow/Mia picture 06     Pow/Mia picture 07     Pow/Mia picture 11     Pow/Mia picture 13

While I was at the wall I did the rubbings you see at the
head of each soldier's section - with the exception of
Freddie's ... his was way up where it took a ladder to get
the rubbing, so I enlisted a park ranger (12) who did that
one for me.  The statue of the three GI's (09) and (10)
need no introduction.  And while less famous, the
next statue (14) and (15) honors the women who served their
country during this tragic War.


Pow/Mia picture 12     Pow/Mia picture 09     Pow/Mia picture 10     Pow/Mia picture 14     Pow/Mia picture 15

... AND if you are planning to visit the Wall and, like me
couldn't find a map that shows the Wall's location anywhere
on the internet - I have one for you.  I highlighted it
in yellow.  Be prepared for a moving experience !!!!


Washington D.C. map    

       
Graphics by: Gecko Country THE Vietnam Graphics Guru



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* * VETERAN'S NEWS and VIEWS * *
================================

Searchers Recover Human War Remains in Vietnam


HANOI, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Teams searching for Americans posted as missing in action (MIA) in the Vietnam War have recovered remains believed to be those of U.S. servicemen from five Vietnamese provinces, the U.S. MIA office said on Tuesday.

The remains were handed over to U.S. charge d'affaires in Hanoi, Dennis Harter, on Monday, official Vietnamese media reports said.

Gary Flanagan, casualty resolution supervisor at the U.S. MIA office in Hanoi, said the remains had been discovered during searches in five provinces, but he said he did not know how many individuals they represented.

Most were from aircraft crash sites dating back to the years 1965-1972. Flanagan said more than a dozen U.S. servicemen were lost at the crash sites investigated.

The remains will be flown to a U.S. military laboratory in Hawaii for identification.  The official Vietnam News Agency said the remains had already undergone primary forensic testing by U.S. and Vietnamese specialists.

A total of 2,006 Americans remain unaccounted for from the the U.S. involvement in Indochina until 1975, 1,512 of them in Vietnam.  Since the and of the war, 577 U.S. servicemen have been accounted for, 410 of whom went missing in Vietnam.

Vietnam's assistance in accounting for U.S. war missing helped bring about the normalisation of diplomatic ties between the two countries five years ago.

Earlier this month, Robert Jones, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for prisoner of war/missing personnel affairs, said Washington remained committed to a full accounting for its missing and that position would not alter with the upcoming U.S. administration change.

He said investigation of ``live sighting'' reports remained the highest priority for Washington, even though none of the 21,000 reports since 1973 had led to recovery of a live serviceman.

He said the United States would like Vietnam to do more unilateral search and recovery work, particularly in cases in which soldiers were last known by their comrades to have been alive.

Vietnam has long denied holding any live U.S. prisoners.  Hanoi estimates its war missing at about 300,000 and has called for more U.S. help to account for them.






CURRENT AS OF:  10/10/99

SUBJECT: VIETNAM-ERA UNACCOUNTED FOR STATISTICAL REPORT

1. BACKGROUND: The Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Service, and the Department of State report the current numbers of Americans who are unaccounted for in Southeast Asia: 

Figure 1
AMERICANS UNACCOUNTED FOR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
COMPONENT                                  COUNTRY OF LOSS

  NORTH 
VIETNAM
SOUTH 
VIETNAM
LAOS CAMBODIA CHINA TOTALS
ARMY 10 490 110 35 0 645
NAVY 284 92 28 3 8 415
MARINE 
CORPS
24 203 22 14 0 263
AIR FORCE 234 165 268 17 0  684
COAST 
GUARD
0 1 0 0 0 1
CIVILIANS 0 22 12  5 0 39
             
TOTALS 552 973 440 74 8 2047*
PURSUIT    STATUS
Further Pursuit 273 514 406 57 2 1252
Deferred 49 109 18 2 1 179
No further pursuit 230 350 16 15 5 616
TOTALS 552 973 440 74 8 2047

* INCLUDES 468 AT SEA/OVER WATER LOSSES 
 
 

2. U.S. GOVERNMENT EFFORTS: Since the fall of Saigon in 1975, the U.S. Government has acquired  21332 reports pertaining to Americans in Southeast Asia: 

Figure 2
SUMMARY OF REPORTS


FIRSTHAND LIVE SIGHTINGS 1906
HEARSAY SIGHTINGS REPORTS 4757
CRASH/GRAVESITES 5173
DOGTAGS 9729
   
TOTAL 21565

a. Of the 1897 firsthand reports received since 1975, 1832(96.57%) reports are resolved. 

    -- 1300(68.20%) reports were equated to Americans who are accounted for (i.e., PW returnees, missionaries, civilians jailed at various times for violation of Vietnamese codes). 
    -- 45(2.37%) reports were correlated to wartime sightings of military personnel or pre-1975 sighting of civilians who remain unaccounted for. 
    -- 513(26.92%) reports were determined to be fabrications. 

b. The remaining 48(2.52%) unresolved firsthand reports represent the focus of the U.S. Government's analytical and collection efforts: 

    -- 39(2.05%) pertain to Americans reported in a captive environment. 
    -- 9(0.47%) reported sightings of Americans in a non-captive environment (i.e. working as truck drivers; married with a Vietnamese family). 

c. The following timeline presents an overview of unresolved firsthand sightings by the year of the sighting: 

Figure 3.
TIMELINE: UNRESOLVED LIVE SIGHTING REPORTS

Pre-76 76-80 81-85 86-90 91 92 93
31 8 0 2 0 0 1

 
94 95 96 97 98 99 Total
0 0 1 3 1 1 48

3. ACCOUNTING FOR U.S. PERSONNEL: The Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii, reports that since 1973, the U.S. has accounted for 518 Americans from Southeast Asia. 
 
 

Figure 4
AMERICANS ACCOUNTED FOR POST-1973

VIETNAM 396*
CHINA 2**
LAOS 131
CAMBODIA 7
   
TOTAL 536***

NOTES
*      34 remains from the Official Died in Captivity Lists provided by the Vietnamese in 1973
**    2  ashes returned from China 
***  4  remains were recovered and turned over to the U.S. by indigenous personnel; 1 from North Vietnam and 3 from Laos. They are included in the country count.







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