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Don Koontz

The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.

Don W. Koontz
Rank: Master Sergeant
Service Number: 832130
Date Missing: 1951-03-02
Unit: 513th Marine Night Fighter Squadron 12th Marine Air Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:

Recoverability Status:
Next Steps: Master Sergeant Koontz was the radar observer of a F7F-3N Tigercat fighter with Marine Night Fighter Squadron 513, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On March 2, 1951, his aircraft departed Pusan-West (K-1) for a night intruder mission at the Sariwon, Korea area. Last contact was at 1:30am. Wreckage was seen two miles south of Sohung. He was presumed dead on December 16, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Master Sergeant Koontz was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.



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