Iowa State Memorial Union

Vietnam

Wayne Gross
Date Of Birth: Jun 28, 1941
Date Of Death: Aug 19, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Wayne Gross was a kind, caring, and spiritual person who was always ready to do something for others. After Wayne’s death, an Iowa State alumnus and one of Wayne’s fellow...
Bruce Halbach
Date Of Birth: Oct 4, 1949
Date Of Death: Nov 19, 1970
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Stacyville, Iowa
Bruce Charles Halbach was born on October 4, 1949 and grew up in Stacyville, Iowa, one of 10 kids in Ron and Hildegard Halbach’s big family of 5 boys and...
Earle Hanselman, Jr.
Date Of Death: Aug 15, 1965
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Lu Verne, Iowa
Years at ISU: 1961-1963 Died: Crashed into Mediterranean Sea and was never found Reason: MIA - Name added 2003, NROTC
Kenneth Heitmann
Date Of Death: Feb 5, 1970
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Victor, Iowa
Died: Quang Tri, Vietnam Reason: Killed in Action
James Herrick, Jr.
Date Of Death: Oct 27, 1969
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Panora, Iowa
Died: Laos Reason: MIA
Terrence Kenefick
Date Of Death: Apr 23, 1965
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Died: United States Reason: Training Accident
Lawernce Kennedy, Jr.
Date Of Death: Dec 15, 1966
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Year at ISU: 1949 - Farm Operations Died: Near Woodbine, Iowa Reason: Crashed into a farm field
Charles King
Date Of Birth: Mar 29, 1946
Date Of Death: Dec 25, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Muscatine, Iowa
Charles Douglas “Doug” King was born on March 29th, 1946 in Muscatine, Iowa to Charles and Darlene King. Doug has an older sister, Sherry, and two younger half-brothers. Doug’s father,...
Dennis Kouhns
Date Of Birth: Aug 3, 1946
Date Of Death: Jan 30, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ogden, Iowa
Dennis Benjamin Kouhns was born on August 3, 1946, in Ogden, Iowa. He was the much-loved only child of Ben and Mabel Kouhns and grew up amid the comfort and...
Jeffrey Krommenhoek
Date Of Birth: Oct 27, 1940
Date Of Death: Oct 25, 1967
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1940 Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Krommenhoek was an Iowa native, born and raised in Sioux City. Born on October 27, 1940, Jeff was the eldest of three. Jeff...
Donald Lammers
Date Of Birth: Mar 29, 1944
Date Of Death: Aug 24, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Forest City, Iowa
Donald Gary Lammers was an unforgettable man, son, brother, husband, friend, and classmate. His sister, Diane Rasmussen, described Don as “the glue that held their family together” while growing up....
James Lasche
Date Of Death: Feb 6, 1967
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Died: Binh Dinh, Vietnam Reason: Killed in Action
Robert Leathers
Date Of Death: Nov 18, 1960
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Year at ISU: 1952 - Industrial Education Died: Near Naha Air Base, Okinawa Reason: Aircraft accident
Donald Ledlie
Date Of Birth: Dec 8, 1947
Date Of Death: Apr 30, 1970
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Donald Ralph Ledlie was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 8, 1947 to Ralph and Ethelda Ledlie. Don grew up on the family farm south of Des Moines. He...
Michael Lewis
Date Of Birth: Mar 20, 1946
Date Of Death: Jun 13, 1969
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Rock Valley, Iowa
Michael Keith Lewis was born in Rock Valley, Iowa on March 20, 1946 and grew up in Lake City, starting his school career at Lincoln Elementary School. His father, A.J....
David Lovitt
Date Of Birth: Dec 13, 1947
Date Of Death: Mar 6, 1969
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Clarinda, Iowa
David Glen Lovitt was born on December 13, 1947, in Clarinda, Iowa. His parents were farming north of Bedford, Iowa, where David grew up with his younger sister, Patti. David...
Charles Mandly
Date Of Death: Jun 20, 2011
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Died: Japan Reason: Air Training Accident
Dennis Martin
Date Of Death: Jul 10, 1970
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Died: Tay Ninh, Vietnam Reason: Helicopter Crash (Hostile)
Robert Martin, Jr.
Date Of Death: Mar 30, 1971
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Memphis, Tennesee
Years at ISU: 1966-1967 Died: Bien Hoa, Vietnam Reason: Vehicle accident (Non-hostile)
Frank McCutcheon III
Date Of Death: Mar 2, 1971
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Died: Quang Ngai, Vietnam Reason: Killed in action
James Merrick, Jr.
Date Of Birth: Sep 21, 1943
Date Of Death: Oct 3, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Lieutenant James Lee Merrick, Jr. was born was born on Tuesday, September 21st, 1943, to James Lee Merrick, Sr. and Mary Watkins (formerly Merrick) right here in Ames, Iowa. As...
Charles Miller
Date Of Birth: Jan 27, 1945
Date Of Death: Apr 4, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Written by Charles sister, Mary Ann: Charles Claude Miller, named after his two grandfathers, was born January 27, 1945 on a cold snowy day in St. Peter, Minnesota. He was...
Robert Montgomery
Date Of Death: Dec 11, 1966
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Year at ISU: 1960 - Industrial Administration Died: Western Turkey
David Myers
Date Of Death: Nov 20, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Died: Quang Nam, Vietnam Reason: Helicopter Crash
Delbert Peterson
Date Of Birth: May 11, 1939
Date Of Death: Mar 9, 1966
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Manson, Iowa
We are grateful to Delbert’s brothers and sisters for sharing their family pictures and their warm memories of their big brother. Here is Del’s story, using many of their words:...
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