Missing In Action
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Date of Casualty:
November 19, 1967
Date of Birth:
September 19, 1946
Iandoli was born on September 19, 1946. His home of record is
Iandoli served in the US Army and attained the rank of Sergeant (SGT).
He was attached to Company C, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Infantry Brigade
in the US Army.
On November 19, 1967, Iandoli was listed as missing in action in
Synopsis (from the POW Network) as to the circumstances behind being
listed as MIA:
On November 19, 1967, SP4 Croxdale, radio operator, PFC Benjamin D.
DeHerrera, squad leader and Sgt. Donald Iandoli, squad leader were
members of Company C 503rd Infantry on a Search and Destroy mission in
At 1435 hours, Companies A, C and D all part of the 503rd Infantry,
were in heavy contact with an unknown sized North Vietnamese force and
were surrounded. During the operation, Sgt. Iandoli was wounded and
was seen in the Company C command post area, along with SP4 Croxdale
and PFC DeHerrera. At 1850 hours, a U.S. Marine bomber dropped a
500-pound bomb, which hit the command post area in error, resulting in
additional casualties. No remains were recovered that day because of
intense enemy activity.
The following day, a search of the area was conducted. The remains of
Croxdale, DeHerrera and Iandoli were identified and tagged. However,
only the remains of DeHerrera and Croxdale were reported to have been
placed on a helicopter en route to Dak To. Following that attack, a
3-day search of the battle area was conducted without success in
locating Iandoli. However, as of January 4 1968, the U.S. Army
Mortuary at Than San Ut, South Vietnam, had not processed or
identified any remains of DeHerrera, Croxdale, or Iandoli, and the
location of those remains is unknown.
Croxdale, DeHerrera and Iandoli died the day their command post
received fire and are among the dead. They are also listed among the
missing because no remains have been returned to their families for
Information provided by the POW Network and NJVVMF.
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