JOHN W HELD
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HONORED ON PANEL 50E, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

JOHN WAYNE HELD

WALL NAME

JOHN W HELD

PANEL / LINE

50E/29

DATE OF BIRTH

07/08/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/17/1968

HOME OF RECORD

INDIANAPOLIS

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN WAYNE HELD
POSTED ON 11.12.2019
POSTED BY: KR

Lt Col JOHN WAYNE HELD - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2019

Lt Col JOHN WAYNE HELD - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2019


The Department of Defense conducted a ceremony at the Pentagon on Friday, 20 September 2019 in recognition of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Nordquist remembered the 1,587 MIAs from the Vietnam War as well as all those still unaccounted for from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and other conflicts. Since the 2018 Ceremony, DPAA has positively identified 7 Vietnam War MIAs. Lieutenant Colonel John Wayne Held, USNA Class of 1958, is one of those 1,587 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is the only graduate from his U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis class who is still MIA.

This is the link to the DoD story about the ceremony:

https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1967474/prisoners-of-war-missing-in-action-remembered-at-pentagon-ceremony/

This is the link to the C-Span video of the ceremony:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?464524-1/pentagon-hosts-national-powmia-recognition-day-ceremony
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POSTED ON 11.11.2019
POSTED BY: Lori Pratt

POW Bracelet

I wore a POW bracelet with the name of Major John Held. I still have the bracelet.
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POSTED ON 5.6.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear LTC John Held,
Thank you for your service as a Supersonic Fighter-Bomber Pilot. You are still MIA. PLEASE COME HOME. The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Be at peace.
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POSTED ON 2.10.2018
POSTED BY: Robin Blythe

February 10 218

I wore the POW bracelet representing Major John W Held for many years. It saddens me that after all these years it ended as MIA. It can only hope his family was able to deal with his disappearance in a positive way. Always Caring Robin Blythe
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POSTED ON 11.17.2017
POSTED BY: Bryan Bjork

Bracelet

I wore LTC Held's POW/MIA bracelet until a crack formed threatening to break it. Lasted from late 80s to early 90s. It was an honor to wear it and always had the hope that if his remains were ever located I would be able to send the bracelet to his family.
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