Wisconsin's 37: The Lives of Those Missing in Action in the Vietnam War

Wisconsin's 37: The Lives of Those Missing in Action in the Vietnam War


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476672007
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/24/2018
Pages: 251
Sales rank: 385,805
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Erin Miller holds an M.S. in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She currently works as a speech-language pathologist. John B. Sharpless a professor of American history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has taught advanced undergraduate seminars in military history and Wisconsin history.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword by Major General Don Logeman, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) 1

Preface by Erin Miller 3

Introduction by Professor John B. Sharpless 5

A Note on Terms 10


Captain Walter Frank Draeger, Jr. 11

Commander James David La Haye 19

Captain Robert Ira Bush 25

Commander William Tamm Arnold 30

Captain Roy Robert Kubley 35

Private First Class Duwayne Marshall Soulier 42

Sergeant James Neil Tycz 46

Lance Corporal Merlin Raye Allen 53

Staff Sergeant James Lee VanBendegom 58

Lieutenant Michael John Allard 63

Lieutenant Colonel Donald William Downing 68

Captain Harold John Moe 73


Gunnery Sergeant Richard William Fischer 80

Captain Paul Stuart Gee 86

Colonel Robert Frederick Wilke 90

Major James Alan Ketterer 96

Chief Petty Officer Donald Louis Gallagher 101

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Roy Arthur Huss 106

Petty Officer Second Class John Francis Hartzheim 110

Private First Class Thomas Joseph Blackman 114

Lance Corporal Raymond Thomas Heyne 119

Sergeant Paul Reid Frazier 125

Captain Paul David Derby 129


Captain Edwin James Fickler 134

Sergeant William Anthony Evans 139

Major Richard Lee Bowers 141

Chief Warrant Officer William Cooper Pierson III 146

Major Norman Karl Billipp 150

Aviation Boatswain Mate Third Class William Dale Gorsuch 158

Chief Master Sergeant Charles Richard Fellenz 162

Major Dale Wayne Richardson 167

Specialist Fourth Class Peter Alden Schmidt 172

Specialist Fifth Class Randolph Leroy Johnson 176

Specialist Fifth Class Richard Jay Hentz 180

Warrant Officer Albert Raymond Trudeau 185

Captain David Leverett Leet 191

Staff Sergeant Todd Michael Melton 197

Epilogue 203

Appendix: Awards and Commendations 205

Glossary 208

Chapter Notes 211

Bibliography 220

Index 237

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