Alva Ray Krogman

First Lieutenant
United States Air Force
12 April 1941 - 17 January 1967
Worland, Wyoming
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7TH AF O-1F Birddog 23RD TASS
USAF Pilot

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Alva R Krogman

The database page for Alva Ray Krogman

31 Mar 2003

I never knew Alva. I have worn his MIA/POW bracelet for 12 years now though and will continue to wear it until he is returned home where he belongs.

05 Jun 2005

I have been wearing Ray's (Alva's) bracelet for 15 years. I got it when I was 14. I have contacted Ray's brother, and even though the family has accepted that Ray was a casualty, tears were shed.

Never forget those who were lost, and hope that those lost who are still alive will be brought home.

Dacia Hayslip

03 Oct 2006

I am looking for Ray's brother Roy.
I went to school with Ray.

From a friend,
Richard Shaw

A Note from The Virtual Wall

1st Lt Alva R. Krogman was a graduate of the Air Force Academy (the photo is from his Academy days) assigned to the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron, flying as a Forward Air Controller over Laos. On 17 January 1967, Krogman was flying an O-1F Birddog (tail number 57-2789) on a NAIL FAC mission controlling air strikes against a gun site near Ban Muang Angkhan west of the DMZ. His aircraft was hit by 37mm antiaircraft fire and crashed a few miles away near Ban Loumpoum. There was no evidence that 1st Lt Krogman survived the crash. His remains have not been repatriated.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
one who wears his MIA bracelet. 

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 31 Mar 2003
Last updated 10/14/2006