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North Platte in Lincoln County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

United States POW-MIA History

 
 
United States POW-MIA History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2007
1. United States POW-MIA History Marker
Inscription. The scourge of every war has been service personnel that are missing in action or have not been accounted for as prisoners of war, and sadly, there is no definite closure for the loved ones, friends and comrades in arms of those for whom there has never been an accounting.

With the more recent Korean and Vietnam wars there has been a greater awareness and a more personal involvement in the effort of full accountability of missing American military personnel. It is therefore the sacred purpose of this memorial to honor those individuals that have given their lives while serving their country in time of war and have not been returned.

Died while prisoners of war-World War I (1917-1918) Number of POW deaths from Nebraska unknown>

World War II (1941-1946)
United States Army number of POW deaths from Nebraska is not known since the army included them with “killed in action”.
United States Navy, (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 15). United States Marine Corps; (All names not legible) (Total Nebraska 11).

Korean War (1950-1953)
United States Army; (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 12)
United States Air Force; David P Barnes

Missing in Action and Presumed Dead
World War I (1917-1918) Names of missing from Nebraska unknown. Total US Missing

United States POW-MIA History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2007
2. United States POW-MIA History Marker
in Action and Presumed Dead 1440.

World War II (1941-1945)
United States Army; (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 9)
United State Navy; (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 5)
United States Coast Guard; Dana W Heckwit and, Jack H. Hogle.
United States Marine Corps; (All names not legible) (Total of all services from Nebraska 18) Total US Missing in action and presumed dead 74,111

Korean War (1950-1953)
United States Army (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 26)
United States Navy (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 3)
United States Marine Corps (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 5)
United States Air Force (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 11) Total of all Services from Nebraska 44; Total US Missing in Action and Presumed Dead 4,117.

Vietnam War (1964-1972)
United States Army (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 14)
United States Navy (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 11)
United States Marine Corps (All names not legible) (Total from Nebraska 2)
United States Air Force (All names not legible) Total of all services from Nebraska 34

Persian Gulf War (1991-1992)
Number of MIA-POW from Nebraska-None;
Total US Missing in Action and presumed dead 46
 
Location.

Entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2007
3. Entrance sign
41° 6.457′ N, 100° 45.783′ W. Marker is in North Platte, Nebraska, in Lincoln County. Marker is on South Jeffers Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the 20th Century Veterans Memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2811 South Jeffers Street, North Platte NE 69101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 20th Century Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sioux Lookout (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scout's Rest (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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