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~ Nevadans who are (or once were) unaccounted for ~

Explanation of this list:

The 17 individuals listed below are fellow Nevadans who were once declared Killed in Action, Prisoner of War, and/or Missing in Action and not recovered by the end of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  Since the end of their respective wars, the remains of 5 of these servicemen have been recovered and identified.

However, their original status involved (or still involves) the uncertainty of their whereabouts.  For each name on the list, there are countless family members, fellow servicemen, friends, bearers of POW/MIA bracelets and a nation who have borne the burden of those who have not yet been brought home - a promise that this nation must honor to the fullest extent possible.
 
Korean War



 

PFC Francis Eugene Harrison
Eureka County, NV

United States Army
Unit: G CO 2/19 REGT 24 ID
Korea:  17-JUL-1950
Missing in Action



 

SSGT Arthur William Hoult
Lamoille, NV
 
United States Air Force
Unit: 325TH BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON, 92ND BOMBARDMENT GROUP
Korea:  9-SEP-1950
Prisoner of War / Died while Captured in 1954 / Body not Recovered



 

CPL Robert Harrison Atha
Lincoln County, NV
 
United States Army
Unit: HQ BTRY 15 FA 2 ID
Korea:  13-FEB-1951
Missing in Action



 

1LT Frank Ralph Salazar
Reno, NV
 
United States Air Force
Unit: 45TH TACTICAL RECON SQDN
Korea: 31-DEC-1951
Missing in Action



 

ENS Gerald James Sullivan
Elko, NV
 
United States Navy
Unit: FTR SQDN 191 (VF-191)
Korea:  6-MAY-1951
Missing in Action

 
(courtesy: Find A Grave)

CPL David Elliot Pursley
Elko, NV
 
United States Army
Unit: A BTRY 955  FA
Korea: 14-JUL-1953
Missing in Action / Presumed Dead 1954
Remains Returned 1993, Identified 2004
(Buried in Arlington National Cemetery)

 

 


Vietnam War

 

 


(courtesy: footnote.com)

MAJ Joseph Edward Bower
Ely, NV
United States Air Force
Unit: 421ST  TAC FTR SQDN,
6234TH TAC FTR WING, 13TH AF
MOS:  Pilot
North Vietnam:  3-AUG-1965
Killed in Action / Body Not Recovered


more from The Virtual Wall*...

   

   


(courtesy: USAFA Graduate Memorial Wall)

CAPT Michael Lewis Hyde
Boulder City, NV
United States Air Force
Graduate of the USAF Academy (Class of 1960)
Unit:  510TH TAC FTR SQDN, 3RD TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF
MOS:  Pilot
South Vietnam:  8-DEC-1966
Missing in Action / Died While Missing
Remains Returned 1990, Identified 1991
Buried in the United States Air Force Academy Cementery


more from The Virtual Wall*...

  

   


(courtesy: Project Get Out and Walk)

LCDR Richard Clark Perry
Carlin, NV
United States Navy
Unit:  USS ORISKANY, VA-164, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
North Vietnam:  31-AUG-1967
MOS:  Pilot
Killed in Action / Body Not Recovered
Remains Returned 1986, Identified 1987


more from The Virtual Wall*...

 

 

 
(courtesy: 9th Infantry Division)

SPC Ronald Paul Schworer  
Las Vegas, NV
 
United States Army
Unit:  C CO, 4TH BN, 47TH INF RGT, 9 ID
MOS:  Infantryman
South Vietnam:  9-APR-1967
Missing in Action
Died while Missing 1968 / Body Not Recovered

more from The Virtual Wall*...

 

 

 
(courtesy: The Virtual Wall)

SFC Billy David Hill 
Fallon, NV
 
United States Army
Unit: 282ND AHC, 212TH AVN BN,
16TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
MOS:  UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
South Vietnam:  21-JAN-1968
Missing in Action / Died While Missing

Remains Returned 22-JUN-1989, Identified 04-SEP-2015

more from The Virtual Wall*...

 

 


(courtesy: Find A Grave)

SSGT William Edward Skivington, Jr. 
Las Vegas, NV
United States Army
Unit: E CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INFANTRY,
196TH INFANTRY BDE
MOS:  Infantryman
South Vietnam:  12-MAY-1968
Missing in Action
Remains Returned and Identified 2006
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

more from The Virtual Wall*...

 

 

 


(courtesy: footnote.com)

LCDR Larry Jack Van Renselaar 
Las Vegas, NV
United States Navy
Unit: USS CONSTELLATION, VA-196, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
MOS:  Pilot
North Vietnam:  30-SEP-1968
Missing in Action / Prisoner of War
Remains Returned 1989, Identified 1990 


more from The Virtual Wall*...

 

 


(courtesy: footnote.com)

 

CDR Frederick Herb Whittemore 
Carson City, NV
United States Navy
Unit:  USS BON HOMME RICHARD,
VA-212, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
MOS:  Pilot
South Vietnam:  11-APR-1968
Missing in Action / Died while Missing / Body Not Recovered

more from The Virtual Wall*...

 

 

 
(courtesy: The Virtual Wall)

EN3 Albert Mark Fransen, Jr. 
Las Vegas, NV
United States Navy
Unit:  PCF-87, COASTAL DIV 15, TF-115, USNAVFORV
MOS:  Engineman
South Vietnam:  2-JUL-1969
Killed in Action / Body Not Recovered

more from The Virtual Wall*...

 

 


(courtesy: footnote.com)

 

AMH3 Patrick Gregory Cartwright 
Reno, NV
United States Navy
Unit: USS KITTY HAWK, VA-195, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
MOS:  Aviation Structural Mechanic
North Vietnam:  31-JAN-1971
Killed in Action / Body Not Recovered

more from The Virtual Wall*...

 

 

 
(courtesy: Task Force Omega)

 

 

CPT Michael Duane Parsons 
Reno, NV
United States Army
Unit: 61ST AHC, 223RD AVN BN,
17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
MOS:  Rotary WIng Aviation Unit Commander
South Vietnam:  3-JAN-1971 (Died 1975)
Missing in Action / Died while Missing / Body Not Recovered

more from The Virtual Wall*...

~ You are not forgotten ~

*(To learn more about each individual, click the "more from the Virtual Wall " link,
then click "full profile " or "database page for... ")

 (The cross indicates that a person remains missing and unaccounted for, as depicted on the Vietnam Veterans Wall Memorial.)
 (The diamond Indicates a person is declared dead, such as the return of their remains, 
as depicted on the Wall.)

(Note from Webmaster: We are always looking for more photos of the Nevada 17 .
Your feedback is appreciated.)

Special thanks to the following for their assistance with material found on this page:

The Virtual Wall
Footnote
9th Infantry Division
Project Get Out and Walk
Task Force Omega
Find A Grave
USAFA Graduate Memorial Wall
Diane Van Renselaar



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