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 Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America

Dan's been the State President of the North Dakota Vietnam Veterans of America for the past 7 years


Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

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Dan Stenvold - State President of the North Dakota Vietnam Veterans of America - July 2006

Dan Stenvold
State President of the
 North Dakota Vietnam Veterans of America

Born: North Dakota - USA

United  States Army - Vietnam 1969 - 1970 - 1971


Military Career in The US Army

  • Dan Stenvold enlisted in the US Army on November 12, 1968 and undertook his basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington. He then proceeded to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for his advance individual training.

Republic of Vietnam Service

  • Dan was twice wounded in the Vietnam War while serving 3 "Tours of Duty", and refused to be awarded the "Purple Heart" medals for personal reasons. Everything he was associated with was the artillery and his first 18 months was with the 2/35 artillery and the 155mm self propelled howitzers, where they fired support for several US military outfits.

  • His unit was also assigned to the Australian's, the New Zealander's and the Korean "ROK Army". Their motto was "You yell, we shell like hell, open 24/7", and we were used a lot. They never went into the northern 1/4 of the country, but were in every other place in Vietnam.

  • In late 1970 their unit went home and Dan's last tour was spent with towed 155's with the 7/9, out of Pleiku. Dan spent his 19th, 20th and 21st birthday's in the jungles of Vietnam.

  • Dan stated, "Vietnam was a good experience for me if you don't count the 17 pills I have to take everyday for the Agent Orange shit that's in my body, OR if you don't count all the sleepless nights because of the nightmares and PTSD," (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Dan's Civilian Life

  • He went on to retire from a great company after 33 years of employment, has 3 great kids and 2 grandchildren and is also the mayor of Park River, ND, a city of about 1700 residents. Dan's been the State President of the North Dakota Vietnam Veterans of America for the past 7 years and still loves that job.

  • Dan is a life-member of the VVA, DAV, VFW, AMVETS, and a member of the American Legion and the C.V.V.A.

  • Dan was elected for the position of National Board of Director At-Large in Springfield IL, at this year's Vietnam Veterans of America national convention.


Military Medals and Badge Awarded

US Army Good Conduct Medal - 5 O'S BarsUS National Defense Service MedalRepublic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 DeviceRepublic of Vietnam Service Medal

US Army Expert Badge For M-14 and M-16 Rifle Qualification
Rifle Bar



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