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The Vietnam-Era Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Database currently contains 1,643 names of Americans unaccounted for in Southeast Asia.

Listed below are 44 names where North Carolina is listed as the Home of Record.
Since 2007 when this site was published, three names from the below list have been recovered and are so indicated.

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Name/Rank/Military Service/Country of Causality/Status/Date of Incident/Home of Record:

Avery, Robert Douglas, O2, USMC, N. Vietnam, XX, 1968/05/03, Morganton, NC

Belknap, Harry John, O1, USN, N. Vietnam, BB 1966/06/23, Jonas Ridge, NC

Borden, Murray Lyman, O2, USAF, N. Vietnam, XX, 1966/10/13, Goldsboro, NC

Brice, Eric Parker, O3, USN, N. Vietnam, BB, 1968/06/04, Rocky Mount, NC

Brown, Edward Dean, Jr., O2, USN, S. Vietnam, BB, 1965/07/29, Charlotte, NC

Brown, Wilbur Ronald, O3, USAF S. Vietnam, XX, 1966/02/03, Wilmington, NC

Canup, Franklin Harlee, Jr. E5, USN, S. Vietnam, BB, 1967/01/14, Concord, NC

Clarke, Fred Lee, E6, USAF, Laos, XX, 1968/12/13, Troutman, NC

Cook, Glenn Richard, O2, USAF, S. Vietnam, XX, 1969/10/21, Charlotte, NC

Craven, Andrew Johnson, E3, USA, S. Vietnam, XX, 1968/05/12, Wilmington, NC

Crews, John Hunter III, O2, USAF, N. Vietnam, XX, 1968/05/22, Ashville, NC

Cristman, Frederick Lewis, W1, USA, Laos, XX, 1971/03/19, Salisbury, NC

Curlee, Robert Lee, Jr., E6, USA, S. Vietnam, BB, 1965/06/10, Monroe, NC

Davis, Edgar Felton, O3, USAF, Laos, XX, 1968/09/17, Goldsboro, NC

Gatwood, Robin F., Jr., O2, USAF, S. Vietnam, XX, 1972/04/02, Hickory, NC

Gore, Paul Edwin, E6, USN, N. Vietnam, BB, 1969/10/02, Faison, NC

Gravitte, Connie Mack, O3, USAF, S. Vietnam, BB, 1966/06/17, Ca-Vel, NC

Hall, Fredrick M., O2, USAF, S. Vietnam, XX, 1969/04/12, Waynesville, NC

Hargrove, Joseph N. E3, USMC Cambodia, XX, 1975/05/15, Mount Olive, NC

Harris, Harold Lee, E3, USA, S. Vietnam, BB, 1966/10/22, Durham, NC

Howard, Luther Harris, E4, USA, S. Vietnam, BB, 1967/06/30, Hamlet, NC

Howell, Carter A., O2, USAF, Laos, XX, 1972/03/07, Fayetteville, NC

Huie, Litchfield Patterson, O3, USN, N. Vietnam, BB, 1967/02/27, Warsaw, NC

Jamerson, Larry C., E4, USA, S. Vietnam, XX, 1968/04/21, Rosman, NC

Johnson, William D., E3, USA, S. Vietnam, XX, 1968/01/19, Rocky Mount, NC

Lewis, Charlie Gray, E7, USA, S. Vietnam , BB, 1967/05/17, Fayetteville, NC

Lewis, Larry Gene, O2, USN, N. Vietnam, BB, 1971/02/27, Asheville, NC

Luttrell, James M., E6, USA, S. Vietnam, XX, 1971/05/10, Fayetteville, NC

McDaniel, John Lewis, O4, USAF, S. Vietnam, BB, 1968/04/26, Gibsonville, NC

Moore, Jerry L., E3, USA, S. Vietnam, XX, 1969/02/16, Cleveland, NC

Morgan, Edwin E., E5, USAF, S. Vietnam, XX, 1966/03/13, Salisbury, NC

Morrow, Larry K., E4, USA, S. Vietnam, XX ,1972/05/29, Lowell, NC

Omelia, Dennis William, W1, USA, S. Vietnam, XX, 1971/01/03, Smithfield, NC

Palmgren, Edwin D., O5, USAF, N. Vietnam, XX, 1968/04/22, Winston-Salem, NC

Price, Bunyan Durant, E4, USA, Cambodia, XX ,1970/05/02, Belmont, NC

Reno, Ralph Joseph, E8, USA, S. Vietnam, BB, 1966/07/03, Fayetteville, NC

Shue, Donald Monroe, E4, USA, Laos, XX, 1969/11/03, Kannapolis, NC

Staton, Robert Milton, Jr., E4, USA, S. Vietnam, BB, 1967/11/11, Jamesville, NC

Sutton, William Carl, E7, USAF, N. Vietnam, BB, 1970/01/28, Goldsboro, NC

Watson, Jimmy L., W2, USA, S. Vietnam, XX, 1968/03/13, Lucama, NC

Weaks, Melvin Lee, E3, USA, S. Vietnam , BB, 1971/08/18, Concord, NC

Wellons, Phillip Rogerson, O4, USAF, S. Vietnam, BB, 1970/08/17, Raleigh, NC

Wilson, Wayne V., E3, USMC, S. Vietnam, XX, 1967/07/02, Thomasville, NC

Wood, Walter Sutton, O4, USN, N. Vietnam, BB, 1966/05/02, Fort Bragg, NC

Status Code:
BB = Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered
XX = Presumptive Finding of Death
Note: Remains of Brown, Wilbur - Reno, Ralph - Shue, Donald have been identified.

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Kenith Allen Brown
November 16th, 1937 - April 1st, 2015


Our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather passed away April 1st, 2015.  He is now resting peacefully at Arlington National Cemetery between a Marine Colonel and an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant.

This website and all the information and research contained within was Ken's brainchild. He devoted many, many hours to it during his retirement.

I will do my best to maintain the domain/website and the information contained in the various sites to the best of my ability but have some mighty big shoes to fill.

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