RIP 01/14/1988

Name: John Howard Dunn
Rank/Branch: 04/United States Marine Corps
Unit: VMFA 323
Date of Birth: 03 September 1930
Home City of Record: Glendive MT
Date of Loss: 07 December 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 194000N 1080229E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category: Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4B
Missions: 10+
Other Personnel in Incident: Frederick, John, remains returned 03/13/74 DIC

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK 23 March 1997 from one or more of the
following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with
POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. 2023

REMARKS: 02/12/73 Released by DRV

UPDATED 1997 with information from J. Howard Dunn.
Col. Dunn had been the pilot of the F4B with the VMFA-323 when he was shot
down. He says his release after 7 years, 2 months and 5 days of captivity
was like a "rebirth of freedom." Howard Dunn retired from the United States
Marine Corps as a Colonel in August of 1974. He resides in Colorado where he
works as an environmental consultant. He enjoys both water and snow skiing,
and loves woodworking.

Col Dunn passed away January 14, 1998.

The Florida Times-Union
Friday, January 30, 1998

Vietnam POW dies; memorial service set
From staff

   A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Jacksonville
Jacksonville Naval Air Station's All Saints Chapel for Marine
Col. J. Howard Dunn, a combat pilot who was a prisoner of war in
North  Vietnam for seven years and was the senior Marine
recruiter in Jacksonville from 1960 to 1964.....


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