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 3.29.2020
POSTED BY: Colleen Maki

Major John Held

I also had Major John Held’s name on my POW bracelet. I’m almost 62 and have never forgotten his name. I did see his name on the Vietnam Wall in D.C. years ago. I got a scratching of his name. It was such a tearful experience for me. For some reason I thought of him in the middle of the night & googled his name. I had never seen him, just had his name in my heart. Tears now, seeing his face. Thank you Major John Held for your sacrifice. God Bless you and all that have served our wonderful country.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2019
POSTED BY: KR

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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