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 Dieter Dengler

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Dieter Dengler Famous memorial

Birth
Wildberg, Landkreis Calw, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 7 Feb 2001 (aged 62)
Mill Valley, Marin County, California, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 6652
Memorial ID 23325541 View Source

United States Naval Aviator. Born in Germany, he served in the United States Navy during the war in Vietnam as a Douglas A-1 Skyraider pilot stationed on the aircraft carrier "USS Ranger". He was shot down during during a secret bombing mission into Laos on February 1, 1966, and was captured by Pathet Lao troops. Held as a prisoner until his escape on June 29, 1966, he spent twenty-three days on the run until he was rescued. In 2006 motion director and producer Werner Herzog released the film "Rescue Dawn", which was based on Lieutenant Dengler's story.

Bio by: Erik Lander


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DIETER DENGLER
LT
US NAVY
VIETNAM
MAY 22, 1938 - FEB 7, 2001
NAVY CROSS
PURPLE HEART
POW

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 10 Dec 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 23325541
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23325541/dieter-dengler : accessed ), memorial page for Dieter Dengler (22 May 1938–7 Feb 2001), Find a Grave Memorial ID 23325541, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .