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  • Date of Birth:11/27/1947
  • Date of Casualty:4/3/1969
  • Home of Record:CHEHALIS
  • County of Record:LEWIS COUNTY
  • State:WA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:27W, 4
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH


  • Date of Birth:4/8/1948
  • Date of Casualty:4/3/1969
  • Home of Record:MASSILLON
  • County of Record:STARK COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:27W, 5
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM


is honored on Panel 27W, Line 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • I will never forget

    Posted on 5/25/16 - by Angie Brauner
    I wore his bracelet. I wrote his parents and they sent me a picture and a letter about him. I was a young girl. Age 10-13. The bracelet eventually broke and was lost, but I will never forget. I hope to see you in heaven one day.
  • Family located

    Posted on 4/13/16 - by Gary O'Connell
    I just talked to Artie Ecklund's sister,Kathy. Finally tracked her down in Alberta, Canada. We had a great conversation catching up after almost 50 years. Needless to say her thoughts of Artie are still strong and emotional. She confirmed that she had named her twins after him. One Artie Jo and the other using his middle name Gene. She does not want to get too involved due to her anger with the Government handling of his MIA and remains return. She did though say that if I was able to get bracelets her children and grand kids would cherish them... So I am going to see if I can be a clearing house to facilitate that process. Photo is of Ecklund family in 1956. Thanks to all who have posted and kept this family in their hearts.

    Posted on 4/9/16 - by
    Hello! I wore a red POW/MIA bracelet and would love to get to a family member. I wore it religiously for years and still have it in my jewelry box. Please email me if there is an interest in receiving it. Thank you!

    Laura B.
  • Braclet

    Posted on 5/30/15
    I have a red bracelet if the family would like to have it
  • He Helped Me

    Posted on 5/27/15 - by Michael Haupt
    I wore his bracelet when I was 9. I put it on with a set of my dad's dog tags, hoping they would both come home safe.
    He gave me power to think that even if my father did get shot down, there would still be hope, just like the hope we had for Capt. Ecklund.
    My dad made it out OK, but I keep this bracelet, ever reminded of what the sacrifices were.

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