American Flags and New Jersey Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 30th in the state of New Jersey in honor of US Army Sergeant First Class Gunther Wald.
According to the office of the governor:
US Army Sergeant First Class Gunther Wald was reported missing in action during the Vietnam War in 1969. Sfc Wald was last accounted for when he was part of a Special Forces reconnaissance patrol operating in Quang Tri Province and the patrol was reportedly ambushed by enemy forces on November 3, 1969. Due to heavy enemy presence and poor weather conditions, a search-and-rescue team was not able to reach the site for eight days and the search-and-rescue team found military equipment belonging to another member of the patrol, but no other signs of the patrol. Sfc Wald’s remains have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.