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6.26.2014

MIA ID Card Found After 45 Years

The Nutley Sun this week reports the recovery of an ID card of Nutley's Vietnam War MIA Lt. David Dinan III.

From The Nutley Sun: 


Nutley Lt. David Thomas Dinan III's military identification card was recently found by a rescue team, 45 years after his body was left in Laos during the Vietnam War.
"It was just absolutely astounding," John Dinan, David's brother, of Nutley told the Sun. "I never thought they would find anything."


Nutley Lt. David Thomas Dinan III was killed in action on March 17, 1969 in Laos, during the Vietnam War at the age of 25.Nutley Lt. David Thomas Dinan's military identification card was recently uncovered by former pararescueman Leland Sorensen (below) of Idaho, 45 years following Dinan's death.
David Dinan, an air force F105S pilot, was killed in action on March 17, 1969, at the age of 25, after his parachute went down in Laos, located near Vietnam during the war. Dinan had been forced to eject from his plane after his jet had been hit by ground fire. He had parachuted into the trees, went crashing down a steep hill and got wrapped in his parachute. Dinan had been a pilot from the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat Airbase, Thailand.

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/nation/45-years-later-nutley-soldier-s-belongings-recovered-1.1041665?page=all#sthash.XuRfa2YX.dpuf

More information about Nutley son Lt. David Dinan III.

1 comment:

George Toriello said...

21AUG2017 ~
Air Force Casualty Office contacted John Dinan, brother of David T. Dinan III, that the remains recovered at the ejection site in Laos last summer were identified as David Dinan. On April 25, 2018, a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at 11:00 AM where David will be laid to rest.
Article by Leland Sorensen in the April 2018 issue of The American Legion magazine. Sorensen served as a USAF pararescueman (PJ) in 1967.
Email: magazine@legion.org
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