FRANCIS L SETTERQUIST
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HONORED ON PANEL 47W, LINE 54 OF THE WALL

FRANCIS LESLIE SETTERQUIST

WALL NAME

FRANCIS L SETTERQUIST

PANEL / LINE

47W/54

DATE OF BIRTH

10/05/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CLOQUET

COUNTY OF RECORD

Carlton County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 10.30.2019
POSTED BY: KR

Captain Francis L. Setterquist - 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. Captain Francis Leslie Setterquist, USAFA class of 1966, is one of those 1,587 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is also one of 4 graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs class of 1966 who is still MIA. The other 3 USAFA Class of 1966 MIAs are: (1) Capt. John Bush; (2) Maj. Fred Hess; & (3) Capt. Joseph Ross.

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 8.5.2019

The bracelet

It seems many of us wore a bracelet with his name. I still wear it as “jewelry” sometimes and gladly tell the story if asked about it. A good outcome is that we all still remember his name, We all still talk about him. He is honored every time we tell his story. I will continue to wear the bracelet and tell the story until I am no longer here. That is the least we can do for his sacrifice and his memory.
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POSTED ON 8.5.2019
POSTED BY: Mariann Tullius

Bracelet

I wore an MIA bracelet with his name on it when I was in elementary school, circa 1970, when the bracelets were a popular way to show support. All these years later, I’m sorry to see he never came home.
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POSTED ON 4.19.2019
POSTED BY: kr

Capt Francis L. Setterquist - - Update from DPAA (MIA Status)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link, the MIA status of Captain Francis Leslie Setterquist, USAFA class of 1966, is DEFERRED:

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000KZrtEAG

As of the latest DPAA update (22 February 2019), Captain Setterquist is one of 1,589 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. Of the USAFA's 151 Vietnam War Fallen Heroes, he is one of 42 USAFA graduates still MIA.

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/Documents/VietnamAccounting/2019_stats/Statistics%20as%20of%20February%2022,%202019.pdf

On the date of his loss, 23 August 1968, 1st Lt Setterquist was the pilot of an RF-4C Phantom II reconnaissance jet aircraft. The aircraft commander of the RF-4 when it was lost during that mission over North Vietnam, 1st Lt (later Major) Charles L. Bergevin, also remains MIA. While in MIA status, the U.S. Air Force promoted 1st Lt Setterquist along with his classmates to Captain.
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POSTED ON 4.15.2019
POSTED BY: kr

MIA Capt Francis L. Setterquist - - ABMC (Honolulu Memorial)

MIA Captain Francis Leslie Setterquist, USAFA class of 1966, has his name chiseled into one of the stone "Courts of the Missing" at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (the "Punchbowl") 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/512097#.WOlZi4WcHIU
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