JOHN W CARLSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

JOHN WERNER CARLSON

WALL NAME

JOHN W CARLSON

PANEL / LINE

13E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

04/15/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/07/1966

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN WERNER CARLSON
POSTED ON 4.15.2021
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt. John W. Carlson, Citadel 1960, 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. Captain John Werner Carlson *, Citadel Class of 1960, USAF, is one of those 1,586 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia 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/

* Remembered on what would've been his 82nd birthday - 15 April 2021.
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POSTED ON 4.15.2021
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt. John W. Carlson, Citadel 1960, USAF - - SEA FIXED-WING AIR LOSS

Information about the shoot down of an F-5C Freedom Fighter jet aircraft piloted by MIA Captain John Werner Carlson, Citadel Class of 1960, USAF, in Southeast Asia (SEA) (over South Vietnam) on 7 December 1966 is available at this link/URL on the Vietnam Air Losses website:

https://www.vietnamairlosses.com/loss.php?id=920
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POSTED ON 4.15.2021
POSTED BY: KR

UPDATED LINK, HONOLULU MEMORIAL (ABMC WEBSITE (Capt. Carlson))

Since the entry on this VVMF website for MIA Captain John Werner Carlson, Citadel Class of 1960, USAF, on 4 January 2018, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) updated the link/URL on its website for him at the Honolulu Memorial (Court "A") in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (the "Punchbowl") on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii.

The updated link/URL is:
https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/carlson%3Djohn-7
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POSTED ON 6.6.2020

Final Mission of CAPT John W. Carlson

On December 7, 1966, CAPT John W. Carlson was the pilot of a USAF F-5C Tiger (#65-10520), call sign Tiger 43, the third in a flight of three F-5C’s from the 10th Fighter Commando Squadron at Bien Hoa Airbase, RVN, on a close air support mission under the control of a Forward Air Controller (FAC). The FAC was flying at 1500 feet and was able to observe the three F-5C’s attacking the target. The FAC reported that he observed CAPT Carlson’s jet throughout his attack. Carlson started from the northeast but at 1600 feet altitude the aircraft started a slow roll to the left. Carlson’s Tiger dropped a bomb and continued to roll left and descended until impacting the ground. No radio transmissions were made by the pilot and there was no indication that an ejection was attempted. The FAC stated that it appeared the pilot was not able to recover control of the aircraft as the roll was slow and steady. No ground fire was observed during the strike or the subsequent rescue attempt by helicopters. About thirty minutes later, the same FAC controlled another flight of F-5’s at the same target and groundfire was observed. A search and rescue helicopter that entered the area after the crash was unable to locate Carlson or any remains. He was carried in the status of Dead, Body Not Recoverable. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, pownetwork.org, and virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 4.15.2020
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt John Carlson - - 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 John Werner Carlson is one of those 1,587 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War.

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

We remember Captain John Werner Carlson on what would've been his 81st birthday - 15 April 2020.
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