Gallery of

Daniel & Magdalena Reuter Goeglein Descendants
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John W. Goeglein

1 Gottleib J. Goeglein b: October 23, 1873 in St Joseph Twp, Allen Indiana d: October 28, 1940 in Ft Wayne, Allen County, IN
.. +Wilhelmina Korte b: October 1876 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana d: 1933 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana m: April 28, 1898
......... 2 Winfred George Frederick Goeglein b: April 14, 1903 in Fort Wayne, Indiana d: December 1976 in Saint Louis, Missouri
............. +Lucille Suzanne Thavenet Magers b: October 09, 1903 in Unk d: August 1986 in Saint Louis, Missouri m: Unknown
.................... 3 John Winfred Goeglein b: July 10, 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana d: June 30, 1970 in Laos

 March 27, 1995


Five American Servicemen, previously listed as unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, have been
identified as group remains consisting of Major John W. Goeglein, USAF, of Colorado
Springs, Colorado;
Captain Leroy C. Schaneberg, USAF, of Ashton, Illinois; and Master
Sergeant Paul L. Jenkins, USAF, of McGehee, Arkansas; Staff Sergeant Marvin E. Bell,
USAF, Blytheville, Arkansas; and Staff Sergeant Michael F. Dean, USAF of La Puente,

The five served as the crew of an HH-53C helicopter which was shot down by enemy ground
fire during a search and rescue mission over Laos on June 30, 1970. No radio or distress
transmissions were received. Search and rescue efforts were conducted three days later after
photographic reconnaissance indicated that the likelihood of the crew's surviving the crash was
remote. Their group remains were repatriated in 1993 as a result of a joint U.S.-Lao

The U.S. Government welcomes and appreciates the cooperation of the government of Laos
that resulted in accounting for these Americans. We hope that such cooperation will bring
increased results in the near future. Achieving the fullest possible accounting for Americans
listed during the war in Indochina as Prisoners of War, Missing in Action, or Killed in
Action/Body not Recovered and who remain unaccounted for is of the highest national priority.

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Rubbing and photo of memorial wall compliments of Renee' McCutcheon (Friend of Robin's).