U.S. Military - Deaths, All Causes, Southeast Asia
1957-1961


  Annual Total Cumulative
1957 1 1
1958 0 1
1959 2 3
1960 5 8
1961 16 24


1957

Name Date of Casualty Service Pay/Military Grade Country Cause
CRAMER, HARRY GRIFFITH21 October 1957U.S. ArmyO3 / CAPTSouth VietnamNon-Hostile - Died of Illness/Injuries
Explosive Device (Grenade, Mine, Booby Trap)

1958

Name Date of Casualty Service Pay/Military Grade Country Cause
No casualties reported     

1959

Name Date of Casualty Service Pay/Military Grade Country Cause
BUIS, DALE RICHARD08 July 1959U.S. ArmyO4 / MAJSouth VietnamNon-Hostile - Died of Other Causes
Gunshot or Small Arms Fire
OVNAND, CHESTER MELVIN08 July 1959U.S. ArmyE7 / MSGTSouth VietnamHostile - Killed
Gunshot or Small Arms Fire

1960

Name Date of Casualty Service Pay/Military Grade Country Cause
ALEXANDER, GEORGE WOOD17 February 1960U.S. NavyO4 / LCDRSouth VietnamHostile - Killed
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Pilot
MULLINS, ROGER HUGH17 February 1960U.S. NavyO4 / LCDRSouth VietnamHostile - Killed
Aircraft Loss / Crash at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Other Aircrew
NEWTON, WILLIAM WALLACE17 February 1960U.S. NavyE7 / ATCSouth VietnamHostile - Killed
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Other Aircrew
FLOURNOY, MAURICE W21 February 1960U.S. Air ForceE5 / SSGTSouth VietnamNon-Hostile - Died of Other Causes
Unknown or Not Reported
STEPHAN, RICHARD EDWARD31 August 1960U.S. NavyE7 / AECASouth VietnamNon-Hostile - Died of Illness/Injuries
Malaria

1961

Name Date of Casualty Service Pay/Military Grade Country Cause
CRESS, TOM JOSEPH06 January 1961U.S. NavyO3 / LTSouth VietnamHostile - Died of Wounds
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Pilot
BANKOWSKI, ALFONS ALOYZE23 March 1961U.S. Air ForceE5 / SSGTLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Other Aircrew
GARSIDE, FREDERICK THOMAS23 March 1961U.S. Air ForceE5 / SSGTLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Other Aircrew
MAGEE, RALPH WAYNE23 March 1961U.S. Air Force ReserveO2 / CAPTLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Pilot
MATTESON, GLENN23 March 1961U.S. Air Force ReserveO1 / 2LTLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Other Aircrew
SAMPSON, LESLIE VERNE23 March 1961U.S. Air ForceE5 / SSGTLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Other Aircrew
WEITKAMP, EDGAR WILKEN JR23 March 1961U.S. Army ReserveW1 / WOLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Non-Aircrew
WESTON, OSCAR BRANCH JR23 March 1961U.S. Air ForceO2 / CAPTLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Aircraft Loss / Crash Not at Sea
Air Casualty - Fixed Wing - Other Aircrew
FELAND, THEODORE GLEN20 April 1961U.S. ArmyE4 / SP4South VietnamNon-Hostile - Died of Other Causes
Suicide
BIBER, GERALD MACK22 April 1961U.S. ArmyE5 / SGTLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Gunshot or Small Arms Fire
BISCHOFF, JOHN MALCOLM22 April 1961U.S. ArmyE7 / SFCLaosHostile - Died While Missing
Gunshot or Small Arms Fire
ARNOLD, ODIS DANIEL30 June 1961U.S. Army ReserveO5 / LTCSouth VietnamNon-Hostile - Died of Illness/Injuries
Illness / Disease
MOON, WALTER HUGH22 July 1961U.S. ArmyO3 / MAJLaosHostile - Died While Captured/Interned
Gunshot or Small Arms Fire
JONES, BRUCE R10 August 1961U.S. Air ForceE4 / SGTThailandNon-Hostile - Died of Other Causes
Unknown or Not Reported
STUDER, FLOYD15 August 1961U.S. Air ForceE7 / MSGTThailandNon-Hostile - Died of Other Causes
Unknown or Not Reported
DAVIS, JAMES THOMAS22 December 1961U.S. ArmyE4 / SP4South VietnamHostile - Killed
Gunshot or Small Arms Fire

SOURCE: Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Database



NOTES:

  1. Data from Military Assistance Command, Vietnam 1970 Command History, Volume 1 lists U.S. fatalities from all causes for the year 1961 as 15 deaths.


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