Gunder Peter Richotte Gunderson
Army of the United States
Walhalla, North Dakota
July 25, 1941 to November 23, 1965
GUNDER P GUNDERSON is on the Wall at Panel 3E, Line 111

Gunder P Gunderson
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27 May 2001


This is a great honor for me to place you on this memorial wall. You are in my heart and prayers forever. When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars, and the beautiful moon sweeps the sky, I will remember you, my friend. Some day I will be reunited with you, and what a great day that will be. I have never forgotten you, but have always been so proud to have been your friend. So peace to you, my friend, til we meet again.

Betty Jean Wilson
2637 Justine Lane, Eugene, Ore. 97404

Sergeant Gunder Gunderson
died in the fighting in the
Ia Drang Valley
November 1965.
Visit the
Landing Zone X-Ray site
and The Virtual Wall's
Ia Drang Memorial


At 1245 hours on the 23rd of November, platoon size patrols were working in their area near a position named CROOKS. They were being supported by Reconnaisance by Fire from mortars. B & C Companies were out running their patrols, and D company securing the position CROOKS when a faulty round of ammunition from their 81mm mortars exploded. They ended up with 13 wounded, with 4 seriously wounded. Two of those men died.

SGT Gunderson was survived by his parents, Margaret R and Hans K Hanson, Walhalla. He is buried in Saint Bonifice Cemetery, Walhalla, Pembina County, North Dakota.

Gunder P Gunderson

24 March 1966 Memorial

The 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division held an 'In memoriam' program for the men from the battalion who were killed in action during the period of November 3, 1965 to March 24, 1966. The men who were memorialized were:

- - The Virtual Wall, September 25, 2014

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