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Leo K. Thorsness Collection

Leo K. Thorsness Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Leo K. Thorsness
State of Birth:
MN
Home State:
AZ
Note
MV01 is housed with the collection of Nick Daniel Bacon AFC 2001/001/89608 as MV03. MV02 is housed with the collection of Gary L. Littrell AFC 2001/001/89725 as MV01.
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1951-1973
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Air Force
Unit of Service
357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
Location of Service
George Air Force Base, California; Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand; Vietnam
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran earned the Medal of Honor for his service over North Vietnam on 04/19/1967. He was a prisoner of war (POW) after being shot down on 04/30/1967. He was released 03/04/1973.

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Type of Resource:
Video: Betacam SP [0 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [0 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording
Interviewer:
unknown interviewer
Contributor:
Thomas Wilkerson
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOH)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/89790
Subjects:
Thorsness, Leo K.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
Leo K. Thorsness Collection
(AFC/2001/001/89790), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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