DUNN, JOHN HOWARD

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


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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.
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Col Dunn passed away January 14, 1998.

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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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