Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties


Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties Tribute Video

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One of my best childhood friends was Danny Greene who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. This page is a tribute to him and to all of the other Logan and Lincoln County, WV fallen heroes of Vietnam. Please note for a soldier’s name to appear on this list, the individual’s name must also appear on “The Wall”. If you notice an error or would like to submit a photo of a fallen Vietnam hero, please email the admin at loganwv.us@gmail.com.

I wish to express my special thanks to Kyle Workman for helping me complete this list. Kyle and his wife have worked hard to ensure that our veterans are not forgotten. Kyle served as the Executive Director of the Foundation/Commission to build the Veterans Memorial at Charleston and his wife, Pat, did the majority of the veteran archive entries.

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The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975. West Virginia had the highest Vietnam casualty rate per capita in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. There were 711 West Virginians killed in Vietnam. Nine West Virginians were awarded the Medal of Honor.

Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties

Bobby Ray Adkins – Mud, WV
United States Army, Sergeant
01/07/1948 – 06/24/1969
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Marvin Jarrell Adkins – Mallory, WV
United States Navy, Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class
07/28/1934 – 07/29/1967
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Terry Robert Albright – Lorado, WV
United States Army, Specialist Four
02/01/1950 – 10/11/1970
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Fredrico Arnado – Verdunville, WV
United States Marines, Staff Sergeant
07/14/1938 – 03/07/1967
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Ted Belcher1 – Accoville, WV
Metal of Honor Recipient
United States Army, Sergeant
07/21/1924 – 11/19/1966
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Tommy Joe Belcher – Logan, WV
United States Army, Specialist Four
09/12/1939 – 02/10/1965
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John Bowen Jr. – Holden, WV
United States Army, Sergeant First Class
08/10/1929 – 09/21/1970
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Rodney Allen Breedlove – Alkol, WV
United States Marine Corps, Lance Corporal
10/09/1947 – 04/21/1967
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George Edward Browning – Harts, WV
United States Army, Corporal
01/28/1949 – 05/28/1968
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Larry R. Butcher – Picks Mill, WV
United States Army, Specialist Four
12/03/1946 – 02/26/1967
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Clayton Collins – Pecks Mill, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
03/24/1942 – 11/05/1965
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Franklin L. Conn – Amherstdale, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
11/29/1941 – 11/12/1965
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Ronald Freeman Corns – Logan, WV
United States Marines, Staff Sergeant
08/16/1941 – 08/17/1967
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Ezra Deland Craft – Man, WV
United States Marines, Private First Class
08/10/1946 – 05/28/1968
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Charles Clinton Curtis Jr. – Henlawson, WV
United States Marines, Private First Class
09/24/1947 – 04/17/1972
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Danny Joseph Dolin – Lake, WV
United States Marine Corps, Private First Class
12/12/1946 – 09/10/1966
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Clarence Edward Ellis – Hunt, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
05/28/1948 – 01/17/1969
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Randall Lee Ellis – Justice, WV
United States Army, Sergeant
12/09/1949 – 11/09/1970
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James Leonard Eplin – Chapmanville, WV
United States Army, Staff Sergeant
10/13/1913 – 11/13/1968
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Tennis Crispian Ferrell – Logan, WV
United States Army, Staff Sergeant
08/01/1930 – 03/21/1967
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Terrance Neil Gentry – Man, WV
United States Army, Sergeant
06/28/1949 – 08/25/1969
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Harold Edward Graham – Wilkinson, WV
United States Marine Corps, Lance Corporal
07/08/1949 – 06/23/1968
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Danny Marvin Greene – Mount Gay, WV
United States Marine Corps, Lance Corporal
10/28/1947 – 05/09/1967
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV
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Dale Anthony Griffin – Logan, WV
United States Marine Corps, Lance Corporal
06/20/1949 – 03/14/1968
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Druey Lee Hatfield – Lorado, WV
United States Army, Corporal
08/02/1950 – 03/28/1971
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Radford D Hogan – Logan, WV
United States Army, Sergeant
01/17/1931 – 01/25/1966
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Charles Allen Holbrook – Whitman, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
09/27/1948 – 09/30/1968
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James H. Horton – Holden, WV
United States Army, Specialist Four
11/24/1948 – 03/11/1969
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Joseph Daniel Jarrell – Taplin, WV
United States Marine Corps, Private First Class
08/23/1947 – 02/14/1966
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Clarence E Johnson – Logan, WV
United States Marine Corps, Private First Class
09/13/1947 – 09/20/1966
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David Roger Keaton – Yolyn, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
09/22/1941 – 11/16/1967
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Larry Wade Kinder – Peach Creek, WV
United States Army, Sergeant
02/07/1944 – 06/23/1969
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Thomas Lee Lafferty – McConnell, WV
United States Army, Corporal
08/05/1950 – 12/07/1970
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William Aubrey Lawrence – Man, WV
United States Marine Corps, Private First Class
12/03/1945 – 04/17/1968
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Edward Lester – Chapmanville, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
06/27/1947 – 07/09/1968
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Lester E. Maynard – Holden, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
10/12/1947 – 02/12/1968
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Richard Dale McGhee – Yawkey, WV
United States Army, Corporal
10/10/1947 – 11/18/1967
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Frankie Zoly Molnar – Logan, WV
Metal of Honor Recipient
United States Army, Staff Sergeant
02/14/1943 – 05/20/1967
Highland Memory Gardens, Logan, WV
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Clarence Allen Mooney – Yolyn, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
11/08/1944 – 03/16/1967
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Homer Douglas Nelson – Lake, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
08/03/1943 – 10/28/1965
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James Thomas Pruitt – Three Forks, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
03/27/1946 – 04/30/1966
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James Leslie Pridemore – Branchland, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
10/02/1949 – 05/29/1968
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Billy Wayne Rapp – Godby, WV
United States Army, Sergeant
05/30/1947 – 03/21/1969
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Alan Ray Smith – Dingess, WV
United States Marine Corps, Private First Class
03/04/1948 – 02/05/1968
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Lon Arnold Spurlock II – Midkiff, WV
United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel
04/23/1936 – 03/28/1969
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David Hiram Stamper – Wilkinson, WV
United States Army, Specialist Four
03/28/1951 – 04/14/1972
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Robert C. Stephenson – Chapmanville, WV
United States Marine Corps, Private First Class
11/30/1942 – 04/23/1967
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Joe D. Stowers – Chapmanville, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
01/08/1947 – 03/31/1967
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Douglas Thompson – Harts, WV
United States Army, Specialist Four
06/30/1950  – 08/14/1970
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Troy Franklin Tomblin – Harts, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
03/25/1947 – 02/21/1967
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Bobby Lee Wheeler – Hamlin, WV
United States Army, Corporal
12/02/1947 – 05/28/1968
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Charles Franklin White – Verdunville, WV
United States Army, Specialist Four
08/04/1948 – 03/21/1969
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Larry G Williamson – Lincoln County, WV
United States Marine Corps, LCPL
02/09/1947 – 03/11/1970
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Glenn Roger Workman – Chapmanville, WV
United States Marine Corps, Private First Class
01/09/1950 – 03/07/1969
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James Edward Workman – Logan, WV
United States Army, Private First Class
11/10/1946 – 05/23/1969
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1Name added courtesy of Kyle Workman.

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48 Responses to Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties

  1. Carl cook says:

    I was drafted out of the Logan draft board in 68 went to Vietnam in Dec. 28 of that same year and I really consider myself lucky that my name is not on this list but god bless all my brothers who gave every thing for there state and country.

  2. Marge Keith says:

    In my heart, I believe there is place so beautiful, I can’t imagine. Weather is perfect. Every kind of hot rod u can think of. Millions of drive in,s All kinds of lovely lady’s. Race,s baseball, football.Some of the greatest games they ever seen. In my heart that’s where I want to think these soldier,s are. For they gave all they could GIVE.God bless each an every soldier. EX Marine

  3. Herb Harvey says:

    I have visited this site several times in the past. I seem to feel lonesome at times and for whatever reason, these visits give me comfort. Herb Harvey– Vietnam Veteran, McConnell, WV

    • Kyle Workman says:

      Herb my friend, you are not alone. Many of us visit this site for the memories. Thank you for your service and “Welcome Home”.

  4. Let me add that I was an Infantryman in ‘Nam and an Interpreter. I studied the history of Viet Nam so as to better relate to the people. I found that they were a gentle people that have never been conquered by a foreign power. I interviewing an old lady in a village and she commented to me that if the world would leave us alone we will continue as we have for 2000 years.

  5. LETHA FARRIS BUTCHER says:

    Ronald F. Corns was a childhood friend of mine who married my sister He was killed in Nam on August 16 1967 his 26th birthday. I hold the Nam Vets dear to my heart. I lived in that area many friends and my brother served. Those who made it home were never the same. The ones I know all have health problems, many have died. My heart hurts I saw them leave as only young boys to come home disrespected I slowly saw them change. Tears will not let me say what my heart feels. If you get a chance go see THE WALL. God bless the homeless Nam Vets, Please Lord heal their hearts, mind and body. To all I say THANK YOU I LOVE YOU. To Ronald Corns I say WHISPERING PINES (your favorite song) HUG a Nam vet today let them know some of us CARE. ♡

    • LETHA FARRIS BUTCHER says:

      May I add a message to my dear brother James Farris I love you and the prayers from mommy brought you home. Jesus keep you close in his arms. My heart goes out to a young Nam soldier named George and his family. He died in my brothers place. Of course I don’t know the full story because many feel better (or worse) by keeping their feelings to themselves. I thank God for my sister-in-law Norma who is a rock for my brother. My heart weeps for wives, mothers, sisters, children, friends etc. who endured the pain of losing their loved one in Nam.

  6. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    I was dating Charles Franklin White when he was killed in vietnam. Sad days. Elizabeth Maynard Johnson.

  7. Loren Tomblin Master Sergeant USA Ret says:

    My brother Doug died from complications of agent orange.

  8. paul masi says:

    To all the fallen of West Virginia who served with honor and their country I salute all of you and your families. As a fellow Vietnam veteran usmc who grew up on long island I had the honor of working in 1989 with my vva chapter 82 to spend 3 months for us to collect enough clothing and other items and take them on 6 18 wheelers to logan county the weekend of thanksgiving as the VVA state council was looking for help as so many who worked in the coal mines had served in Vietnam. It was an honor to make this happen and the finest project our chapter ever worked on. God Bless all the people of west Virginia.

    • Kyle Workman says:

      Paul, My name is Kyle Workman. I was VVA State Council President at the time and Chapter 308 President at the time. What you guys did was a true blessing at the time. There is a special place for all the folks that loaded up and came down to help the families of Southern West Virginia. Again my personal thanks for all the work and thought put in to this task. You guys made it a wonderful Thanksgiving for so many.

  9. Renee Fizer says:

    Ezra Craft was my mother’s older brother. His middle name was Delano. His son is still alive, and his grandson, they still live in Wv. He had a bridge named after him as well a few years back. I’m sad I never got to meet him, and his son grew up without his dad. His wife never got over it really.

  10. Darwin Justice says:

    My uncle Thomas Dale Aldridge served in Vietnam in 1966-1967. He lived in Flint Michigan when he was called up but was drafted from Mud Fork (Milk House Holler).
    He was always made all his nephews and nieces feel special. When he returned from Vietnam he was different. As we got older we began to understand what he had experienced. Even though he changed we all still love him. Our generation understands your pain of losing loved ones, but I believe they died fighting for something they believed. I will always treasure those brave men and women for their sacrifice. Than you for believing too.

  11. Dorothy Avis says:

    My brother Joe D. Stowers was killed in Vietnam March 3rd 1967..Had only been there 3 weeks…

    • Kyle Workman says:

      I knew Joe in High School. He was in my old unit when he was KIA in Vietnam. He was with the First Infantry Division 1/26 Infantry. “Blue Spaders”.

  12. gene d.midkiff says:

    Kyle; do you still do those train calls? I’m trying to find Brenda S. Ellis,lived over there in S.Joe Ally,And hang around with your sister,when y’all lived over their behind Chircos.Do you know any thing?

  13. Gertie Moore says:

    This is so heart warming to read all these names and to know they are not forgotten, terry Albright is from lorado and his brother Kerry Albright and family would love to see this page dedicated to his brothers memory!but I can’t share it with him, can you tell me how to share with him???. Kerry has a Facebook account, Kerry chad Albright , please either let me know,or get it touch with him. Thank you again, so much

    • Admin says:

      I wasn’t able to find the correct Kerry Chad Albright on Facebook, but you can use the Facebook Share Button on this page to share it with him. Thanks.

  14. Duane Stollings says:

    Very nice tribute.

  15. charles Atkins says:

    My brother, M/Sgt John Atkins died as a result of agent orange in 1987.

  16. Andy Clark says:

    As Kyle knows, we will never know how many West Virginians lost their life in NAM, young men of that era left here, went elsewhere to find work and when they enter the service , they would put down an address of where they lived then, when you look for Frankie Molnar’s name it says he is from New Brunswick New Jersey.

  17. Mary Akers says:

    Thank you so much for putting this together.. Bobby Ray Adkins is my brother.. He is actually from Amherstdale, but lived @ Mud River, (Closest PO, is Spurlockville) @ the time of his death, in 69. I always wondered if I could get the bridge @ Amherstdale named for him, but as I haven’t lived there since 1972, and have no idea, if that bridge is already named for someone else..Again, thank you very much..It always bring’s tears to my eyes when I think of the life he never got to live. Never forgotten!

  18. Cheryl Craft McCallister says:

    Great site. My Viet Nam Marine husband was born in Charleston but has roots in Garrett’s Bend and Hamlin. Agent Orange, lung cancer and PTSD have hit him but he’s still going. A friend of mine married Charles E. Cummings of Hamlin. He died of Agent Orange several years ago. Are you keeping count of these men too?

    • Admin says:

      I wish I could list the premature deaths of Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam veterans attribute to Agent Orange, but the records are so scarce it would be too difficult to do so. Family members and friends are welcome to report Agent Orange related deaths via a comment on this page as you have done. Thank you.

      • Kyle Workman says:

        I used to carry a list of the guys I knew personally that had died from Agent Orange. When It got to 25 I just could not carry it any longer. I would personally like to see a page of nothing but those that have died from Logan County from the affects of Agent Orange.

  19. Rebecca Ellis says:

    I have photos of my dads 1st cousin Clarence Edward (Eddy) Ellis…we have a bridge here in man, wv that has been named after him. When we had the bridge dedication a couple years ago……Governor Joe Manchin was there to help us dedicate the bridge. I have a picture for Eddy and also pics of his headstone and the bridge sign. How do I send those to you on here?

  20. larry Hite says:

    i knew roger workman when i was a young boy, i see his name listed, did he have a brother named randy and a sister named marjorie, just wondering

  21. Ellis Blevins (Viet Nam veteran 65-67) says:

    Over 50,000 American lives wasted. Over 50,000 men killed in order to free the South Viet Namese from the communist, and we pulled out and let the north vietnamese take over.
    No matter what people think, I stand by my words unless someone can give me a logical reason for pulling out.
    When you fight a war, you fight to win. The United States has forgotten how to do that.

    • Kyle Workman says:

      Dear Ed, The 58,196 names listed on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. were truly wasted. Out of the 2.1 million boots on the ground in Vietnam, only 800,000 are left alive. These numbers come from Veteran’s Today Website senior writer Gordon Duff. I traveled back to Vietnam a few years ago. I hated it more than I did while I was there. I should probably say that I had more respect for the people of the North than the people of the South. I hated being back there. Should we try to drag Afghanistan from the 11th century into the 21st century. I don’t know. I do know we have a very brave bunch of people over there. I wouldn’t give one of their lives for the entire country. The 1,182 deaths from West Virginia brings names of many Logan Countians to mind. Then I think of all the guys that have died since the war. Guys I grew up with. Guys that you probably grew up with. Is it worth it, I just don’t know. If it is get on with it. If it ain’t get the hell out.

      • kyle;
        Some names are not on the Memorial list; those who died of mental problems after being discharged. My neighbor’s son, Ralph Walker, of Blair, WV. ended all his mental tortures with a gun blast one evening. The war was just too much for him. Much more help is needed for the returning vets than is given.
        Thank you for your contribution to the site.

        • Kyle Workman says:

          Don’t worry about me Shelby. I started the Logan Outreach Station back in the late 80’s. I recognized the problems many years ago. Additionally Agent Orange has had a devastating affect on the Vietnam Veterans. I can only imagine what the current Veteran’s are going through. Also I too have friends that just couldn’t take it anymore and ended their lives. I’ve been in the hospitals and watched Vietnam Veterans die or horrible cancers and Leukemia. So I’m well aware of the price that has been paid. I served as an Infantryman in Vietnam. 65/66.

  22. Charles T. Canterbury says:

    I have heard from one of my uncles that they are going to rename a bridge in Lincoln County after my uncle Richard Dale McGhee who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country in Vietnam on 18 November 1967. How would I find out if this is true and when they would have the dedication? I would love nothing more than to be there and to see him honored with members of our family present. Thank you.

    • Frank Thompson says:

      The WVDOH address below may be able to help you.

      Matthew H. Skiles, P.E.
      West Virginia Division of Highways
      Traffic Engineering Division
      Building 5, Room A-550
      1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
      Charleston, WV 25305
      phone: (304) 558-7423
      fax: (304) 558-1209

      Please consider submitting a photo of your uncle for our Vietnam Memorial Gallery.

  23. Frank Thompson says:

    I read today in the Banner that they are replacing the Logan Boulevard bridge that runs over Cherry Tree and Mount Gay. My friend Danny Greene who was killed in Vietnam put his initials under the bridge in 1964.

  24. Dana Godfrey says:

    Im looking at the date for Douglas Thompson, right It has 6/30/1950 to 8/14 1940

  25. Ruth Zika says:

    Thank you so much for the web site. Robert Stephenson was my brother-in-law. He now has a bridge near Chapmanville named in his honor. We hold Bobby in our hearts.

    • Buford barker says:

      I graduated with Robert. Such a waste. One of the smartest guy’s I’ve ever know. Loved him like a brother. First time I drove across that bridge, going over Chapmanville, a few year’s back, I saw that name, and it warmed my heart and brought back many memories. We talked much about Robert at our 50th graduation anniversary, in 2011. Everyone love’s and misses our old friend.

  26. Kyle Workman says:

    Frank, Ted Belcher is the name you’re looking for as Logan County’s second Medal of Honor Recipient. He lived up close to the Wyoming County line. The names are all carved in granite over on the Island at the Logan County Veterans Memorial.

  27. Ralph Thompson says:

    great post thanks

  28. Frank Thompson says:

    Thank you Kyle! I’ve been meaning to double check this list with a few more sources and your comment encouraged me to get off my butt and do it. As the results, I’ve added about five more names to the list. However, the only Vietnam era Metal of Honor winner from Logan I can find is Frankie Molnar. Do you recall the name of the other individual?

  29. Kyle Workman says:

    This isn’t supposed to be all the names of those KIA in Vietnam, is it? If it is you are short at least 20 names from Logan, including an additional Medal of Honor Recipient.

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