MELVIN E LADEWIG
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HONORED ON PANEL 46W, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

MELVIN EARL LADEWIG

WALL NAME

MELVIN E LADEWIG

PANEL / LINE

46W/5

DATE OF BIRTH

08/08/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ENGLEWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Arapahoe County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

Book a time
Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MELVIN EARL LADEWIG
POSTED ON 10.9.2020
POSTED BY: Karen Wojtak

I Wear Your Bracelet

I look forward to the day when I know you are home again and I will happily retire this token of remembrance. If I don’t make it, my grandson will don the bracelet.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2020
POSTED BY: Tommy

Always Remembered!!

Brother MEL, Happy Memorial Day! I miss you we ALL miss you! Thanks for all you did and the sacrifices you made to protect our freedoms! We will get that DFC on your marker at Ft Logan...somehow...someway...Here's a Toast!
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POSTED ON 3.3.2020
POSTED BY: KR

Capt. Melvin E. Ladewig - Update from DPAA (MIA Status)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link, the MIA status of Captain Melvin Earl Ladewig, USAF, is ACTIVE PURSUIT:

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000KZWgEAO

The latest DPAA update (28 February 2020) lists 1,587 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. Capt. Ladewig is one of those 1,587 MIAs.

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_ALL_20200228.pdf

On the night of the armed reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam of the F-4 Phantom II fighter jet aircraft on which he was the Pilot Systems Officer, 24 August 1968, Ladewig was a 1st Lt. While in MIA status, the U.S. Air Force promoted him to Captain. The F-4's Aircraft Commander, Charles H.W. Read Jr., received promotions while in MIA status from Major to Lieutenant Colonel and, later, to Colonel.
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POSTED ON 3.3.2020
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt. Melvin E. Ladewig - ABMC (Honolulu Memorial)

MIA Captain Melvin Earl Ludwig, USAF, has his name chiseled into one of the "Courts of the Missing" 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:

https://www.abmc.gov/node/511821
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POSTED ON 3.3.2020
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt. Melvin Ladewig - Info from POW Network

Information regarding MIA Captain Melvin Earl Ladewig, USAF, from the POW Network website is available at this link:

https://www.pownetwork.org/bios/l/l003.htm

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