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ALWAYS REMEMBERED In Vietnam there were 755 Prisoners of War. 114 died in captivity. There were an additional 2,338 men who were Missing in Action.

POW/MIAs From Greater Rochester Remembered

Ronald J. Fegan April 9, 1965
Joseph Christiano December 24, 1965
James R. Moore February 28, 1967
Elton L. Perrine May 22, 1967
James E. Widener June 11, 1967
Hans H. Grauert November 3, 1967
James R. Dennison January 1, 1968
David E. Lemcke May 21, 1968
Timothy S. Owen June 29, 1968
Rexford J. De Wispelaere* November 24, 1969
Francis G. Graziosi January 10, 1970
John E. Crowley* August 10, 1970

*The remains of Rex De Wispelaere, missing in action since his C-130A was shot down over Laos, were recovered from Vietnam on October 25, 1995, and put to rest in Arlington Cemetery in 1996.

*The remains of John Edward Crowley, missing in action since August 10, 1970, were positively identified and returned home on April 30, 2000.


In memory of me wear this silver band,
and hold my world close to thee.
Remember the dreams I dreamed,
remember my laughter,
pray that more will come for me.
For I am a prisoner of war,
in an unknown world to me.
Where no dream can be made,
and for me all I have lies
in the band of silver you wear ... in memory of me.