BENJAMIN F DANIELSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 26 OF THE WALL

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DANIELSON

WALL NAME

BENJAMIN F DANIELSON

PANEL / LINE

15W/26

DATE OF BIRTH

03/31/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

KENYON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Goodhue County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DANIELSON
POSTED ON 4.2.2021
POSTED BY: KR

FORMER MIA MAJ. BENJAMIN F. DANIELSON, USAF - - SEA FIXED-WING AIR LOSS

Information about the crash (shoot-down) of an F-4C Phantom jet aircraft from the 558th Tactical Fighter Squadron piloted by former MIA Captain Benjamin Franklin Danielson, USAF, in Southeast Asia (SEA) (over Laos) on 5 December 1969 is available at this link/URL on the Vietnam Air Losses website:

https://www.vietnamairlosses.com/loss.php?id=2411

While in MIA status, the U.S. Air Force promoted Capt. Danielson to Major along with his USAF contemporaries.
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POSTED ON 3.31.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Major Benjamin Franklin Danielson, Served with the 558th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 3.30.2021
POSTED BY: KR

Former MIA Major Benjamin F. Danielson, USAF - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2020

The Department of Defense conducted ceremonies at the Pentagon and at Hickam AFB on Friday, 18 September 2020 in recognition of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Nordquist remembered the 1,586 MIAs from the Vietnam War as well as all those still unaccounted for from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and other conflicts. Director (Maj. Gen, USAFR, ret) Kelly McKeague of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) also recorded a separate video message to Gold Star MIA families. Additionally, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) produced a “virtual” event on 18 Sep. Since the 2019 Ceremony, DPAA has positively identified 1 Vietnam War MIA. DPAA positively identified the remains of former MIA Major Benjamin Franklin Danielson, USAF, on 11 August 2006. On the date of this ceremony, Maj. Danielson was one of 1,056 Americans accounted for from the Vietnam War.

This is the link to the DoD/DVIDS video for the Pentagon ceremony:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766486/defense-officials-recognize-prisoners-war-missing-service-members-ceremony

This is the link to the DoD/DVIDS video for the Hickam AFB ceremony:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766491/admiral-commemorates-prisoners-war-and-missing-service-members-ceremony

This is the link to the DPAA Director McKeague’s video statement:
https://vimeo.com/454474340

This is the link to the VVMF virtual remembrance: https://www.vvmf.org/POWMIA-2020/
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POSTED ON 3.30.2021
POSTED BY: KR

Former MIA Maj. Benjamin F. Danielson, USAF - UPDATE FROM DPAA (ReMaIns Recovered)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link, the remains of status of former MIA Major Benjamin Franklin Danielson, USAF, were positively identified on 11 August 2006:

https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000oW60mEAC

The latest DPAA update (26 March 2021) lists 1,054 Americans positively identified in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. Maj. Danielson is one of those 1,054.

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_ALL_20210326.pdf

Of those 1,054 positively identifed, DPAA (12 February 2018) lists 513 Airmen recovered (26 March 2021):

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_AIR%20FORCE_20210326.pdf

There are 1,584 Americans still MIA in Southeast Asia (26 March 2021):

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_ALL_20210326.pdf
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POSTED ON 3.30.2021
POSTED BY: KR

Former MIA Maj. Benjamin F. Danielson, USAF - - ABMC (HONOLULU MEMORIAL)

Former MIA Major Benjamin Franklin Danielson, USAF, has his name chiseled into one of the "Courts of the Missing" (Vietnam War Section, Court "A" (Air Force)) at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. See the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website at this link/URL:

https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/danielson%3Dbenjamin
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