FACES FROM THE WALL

MONTANA and VIETNAM WAR

JANUARY - DECEMBER 1974


    Robert Holton HOLTON

Birth 1941-04-08  Rank CAPT  Date of Loss29 January 1969  
P. of birth   Service US Air Force  PlaceLaos 
Town of
Record
  Unit 7TH AF, 8TH TFW, 497TH TFS Death Code Hostile, Died Missing-Air Loss, Crash - Land-Fixed Wing - Pilot 
Hometown   service # 517405099  Panel33W - Row 014 
Married Married  MIA - BNR  Medals Purple Heart  
Tour Date1969-01-29   CommentBody Recovered buried June of 1999   Cemetery 

Missoula Remembers A Butte man, Holton was a pilot who was shot down. Bobby went to school here (Missoula) at the University; went through Air Force ROTC which was in existence here then, and still should be. He was a Sigma Chi fraternity brother of mine. He was not the kind of guy I thought would be a combatant. How wrong I was. He was a gentle man, a saxophone player, and somewhat shy. He was hit with a SAM missile, and this gentle soul's life ended. Not long afterward, I obtained a POW/MIA bracelet of bobby's when I saw one of y brothers wearing it. I still have the bracelet. It was years later that Bobby was declared dead. George M. "Sonny" Gratzer, dedication speech of Missoula war Memorial, 12 Sep 1988

    Victor John PIRKER

Birth 1940-06-27  Rank GSGT  Date of Loss22 November 1965  
P. of birth   Service US Marine Corp  PlaceQuang Tin South Vietnam 
Town of
Record
Trout Creek, Montana  Unit HMM 362, MAG 36, 1 MAW Death Code Hostile, Died Missing-Air Loss, Crash - Land-Helicopter - Crew 
Hometown Trout Creek, Montana  service # 728075246  Panel03E - Row 108 
Married Single  MIA - BNR  Medals Purple Heart  
Tour Date1965-11-22   CommentDD 1974-01-31   Cemetery 

    Lee Edward NORDAHL

Birth 1939-06-18  Rank LCDR  Date of Loss20 December 1965  
P. of birth   Service US Navy  PlaceNorth Vietnam 
Town of
Record
Choteau, Montana  Unit RVAH-13, CVW-11, USS KITTY HAWK, TF 77, 7TH FLEET Death Code Hostile, Died Missing-Air Loss, Crash - Land-Fixed Wing - Crew 
Hometown Choteau, Montana  service # 516429012  Panel04E - Row 029 
Married Single  MIA - BNR  Medals Purple Heart  
Tour Date1965-12-20   CommentDD 1974-07-11   Cemetery 

    David Jay ALLINSON

Birth 1932-09-17  Rank COL  Date of Loss12 August 1966  
P. of birth   Service US Air Force  PlaceNorth Vietnam  
Town of
Record
Helena, Montana  Unit 354 TFS, Takhli, RTAB, Thailand  Death Code Hostile, Died Missing-Air Loss, Crash - Land-Fixed Wing - Pilot 
Hometown Helena, Montana   service # 516285604  Panel09E - Row 129 
Married Married  MIA - BNR  Medals Purple Heart  
Tour Date1966-08-12   CommentDD 1974-11-12   Cemetery 

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