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  • Remains of First U.S. Gulf War Casualty Found: Capt. Scott Speicher - Video 8/2/09 + Tribute Video

    08/02/2009 11:47:44 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 532+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on the news that the U.S. Military has identified the remains of U.S. Navy Captain Scott Speicher, who was shot down over Iraq at the opening of the first Gulf War in 1991. His remains had never been found, and some had speculated he could be alive somewhere in Iraq, or that he had been held by the Saddam Hussein regime. Apparently an Iraqi in Anbar Province came forward and told U.S. officials that they knew where an American pilot was buried. The skeletal remains were found, brought back to the U.S., and testing has...
  • Sands hid fate of Gulf War pilot lost since '91 (Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher; 1991 Gulf War)

    08/02/2009 11:53:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1,548+ views
    AP ^ | August 2, 2009
    <p>WASHINGTON (Aug. 2) - Navy pilot Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991 and it was there he apparently was buried by Bedouins, hidden in the sand from the world's mightiest military all these years.</p>
  • Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    08/02/2009 5:15:51 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 1,964+ views
    Remains of the first American lost in the 1991 Persian Gulf War have been found in the Anbar province of a Iraq, the U.S. Navy said Sunday. The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology has positively identified the remains of Captain Michael "Scott" Speicher, whose disappearance has bedeviled investigators since his jet was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the 1991 war. The Navy said the discovery illustrates the military's commitment to bring its troops home. "This is a testament to how the Navy never stops looking for one of its own. No matter how long...
  • Remains of First American Lost in Persian Gulf War Found.

    08/02/2009 4:08:02 AM PDT · by mware · 75 replies · 4,920+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/09 | fox news
    Breaking on Fox. Body now in US for further confirmation.
  • Remains Identified as Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher (1991 Gulf War MIA identified)

    08/02/2009 4:32:09 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 48 replies · 2,631+ views
    The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) has positively identified remains recovered in Iraq as those of Captain Michael Scott Speicher. Captain Speicher was shot down flying a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet over west-central Iraq on January 17th, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Speicher's family for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country," said Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy. "I am also extremely grateful to all those who have worked so tirelessly over the last 18 years to bring Captain Speicher home." “Our Navy will never give up looking...
  • Last (Australian) Vietnam MIAs identified

    07/30/2009 4:02:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 288+ views
    The Australian ^ | 31st July 2009 | Pia Akerman and Gavin Lower
    MIKE Herbert was a nice guy who never minded doing a favour for a mate. On November 3, 1970, the 24-year-old pilot agreed to take his friend Dave's rostered flying shift in the RAAF Canberra bomber plane with the callsign Magpie 91. The reason? Dave had met a girl, an entertainer flown over to entertain the troops in Vietnam. Herbert and navigator Robert Carver instead took Magpie 91 up over Quang Nam province, a rugged and remote jungle region near the Laotian border. Poor weather was reported over the target, a Viet Cong bunker complex, when the bomber took off...
  • Final Vietnam airmen's remains found (last Aussie MIAs)

    07/30/2009 1:33:45 AM PDT · by Dundee · 5 replies · 500+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 30, 2009
    THE remains of the last two Australian servicemen missing from the Vietnam War have been found in the wreckage of their crashed bomber. An RAAF search team, which has been excavating the crash site near the Vietnam border with Laos, found human remains which have been identified as pilot Flying Officer Michael Herbert, 24, from Glenelg, South Australia, and navigator Pilot Officer Robert Carver, 24, from Toowoomba, Queensland. Both died when their Canberra bomber crashed while returning from a mission on November 3, 1970. Defence Personnel Minister Greg Combet said the recovery team found human remains near the crash site....
  • Keating Reflects on POW/MIA Mission Ahead of Retirement

    07/23/2009 4:46:43 PM PDT · by Dubya · 6 replies · 589+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 23, 2009 – Nearing the end of his 42-year career in the Navy, Adm. Timothy J. Keating today reflected on those who served alongside him, giving special emphasis to troops whose fates remain unknown. Keating, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, addressed the National League of POW/MIA Families, a group that strives to account for the more than 1,750 veterans of Vietnam and other wars still missing. “We’re going to do whatever it takes, with appropriate support, to have you reach some sort of conclusion in your minds and in your hearts as to where your loved one...
  • Missing soldier's Portland godmother disputes speculation he may have deserted

    07/21/2009 2:02:25 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 10 replies · 842+ views
    While the Pentagon said Monday that troops are "sparing no effort" to find an American soldier captured by the Taliban, his godmother in Portland disputed increasing speculation that the 23-year-old may have deserted. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who spoke at a Pentagon news conference Monday, condemned a video of Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl released by the Taliban, saying he was disgusted by the exploitation of a prisoner. Members of Bergdahl's family, who live in central Idaho, released a statement through the local sheriff and turned down all requests for interviews. The circumstances of Bergdahl's capture on June 30 are not...
  • Trying to find a source, The amount of people freed by the US Military.

    07/20/2009 7:49:37 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 9 replies · 496+ views
    7/20/09 | vanity
    I'm trying to find a source that lists the amounts of people freed by the US military in its various wars and conflicts for a speech; if anyone can point me to one I'd appreciate it, Thank You.
  • Gates: U.S. ‘Sparing No Effort’ To Locate Missing Soldier

    07/20/2009 4:46:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 754+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 20, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said American commanders are “sparing no effort” to locate a U.S. soldier who went missing early this month in Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters today during a Pentagon news conference, Gates also expressed his disgust at the exploitation of Army Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, who the Defense Department identified as the missing soldier and who is featured in a video apparently released yesterday on the Internet by his captors. “Our commanders are sparing no effort to find this young soldier, and I also would say that my personal reaction was one...
  • Taliban threatens to kill U.S. soldier held hostage in Afghanistan

    07/16/2009 7:45:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 1,517+ views
    DailyMail UK ^ | July 16, 2009
    A Taliban commander in southeastern Afghanistan today said that a captured U.S. soldier was being held unharmed by insurgents, but warned he would be killed if efforts were made to find him. The soldier has been missing in Paktika province since late June, just before thousands of U.S. Marines began a major new offensive. The U.S. military has said he was presumed captured. Taliban commander Mawlavi Sangin said the group's leadership would decide the soldier's fate, but accused U.S. soldiers of harassing and arresting Afghans in Paktika and neighbouring Ghazni province. 'They have put pressure on the people in these...
  • US, Russia agree to revive POW commission: White House

    07/06/2009 11:28:47 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 2 replies · 394+ views
    MOSCOW: The United States and Russia on Monday agreed to revive a joint commission that investigates the fate of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, the White House said. In an exchange of diplomatic notes, Washington and Moscow agreed a framework for the US-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs, the White House said in a statement as President Barack Obama arrived for a summit in Moscow. "This exchange restores in full the important work of the Joint Commission and demonstrates the unwavering commitment both our countries have toward our servicemen and women," it said. It was not immediately clear...
  • Captured U.S. soldier was 'sold' to local insurgent group

    07/02/2009 7:44:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies · 1,211+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/2/09 | Stephanie Gaskell
    An American soldier who went missing from a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan was "sold" to a local militant group - which claims it will soon release a video of the captive and a list of demands, a U.S. military official said. "Our leaders have not decided on the fate of this soldier," said a commander with the Taliban's hard-line Haqqani faction, according to Agence-France Press. "They will decide on his fate and soon we will present video tapes of the coalition soldier and our demand to media."
  • U.S. Soldier May Be in Taliban Hands

    07/02/2009 3:53:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies · 1,503+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 7/2/2009 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    KABUL — A young American soldier who walked off his remote combat outpost in a volatile region of eastern Afghanistan has been captured and is believed to be in the hands of the Taliban network headed by Sirajuddin Haqqani, American military officials said Thursday. Large numbers of American and Afghan forces fanned out in eastern Afghanistan to shut down routes the kidnappers could use to transport the soldier, officials said. A senior American defense official said there had been no direct negotiations with the kidnappers but that American forces were reaching out to tribal leaders and local Afghan government officials...
  • American Soldier Captured in Afghanistan

    07/02/2009 8:48:34 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 17 replies · 972+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07-02-09 | YOCHI J. DREAZEN
    WASHINGTON -- Insurgents captured an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan, according to a U.S. military spokeswoman. Capt. Elizabeth Mathias said the soldier has been missing since Tuesday and that the military was using "all our resources to find him and provide for his safe return." The soldier wasn't taking part in the major military operation launched in the southern Taliban stronghold of the Helmand River Valley. The new operation is an early test of the Obama administration's new strategy for beating back the resurgent Taliban and stabilizing the country in advance of this summer's presidential elections. Operation Khanjar, or "strike...
  • U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan, military says

    07/02/2009 4:08:34 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 77 replies · 6,136+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 2, 2009
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military said today that insurgents have capture an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan. Spokeswoman Capt. Elizabeth Mathias said the soldier went missing Tuesday.
  • The Resurrection On One Of The Sabbaths ?

    06/05/2009 9:05:52 AM PDT · by Pmary65 · 239 replies · 2,738+ views
    Word Press.com ^ | May 26 2009 | Pmary65
    The resurrection of Jesus is a central belief to the Christian faith where the Gospel story tells the events for which there has been much Biblical interest, inquiry and academic discussion to this day. It is my hope that this presentation may provide some edification to the unanswered questions of bible believing followers. The traditional belief for Christians regarding Passover depicts Jesus being crucified on Good Friday and resurrecting early Easter Sunday morning. This belief has been the general consensus for main stream Christianity over the past two millenniums. Many Bible Church authorities and independent study groups have delved deeply...
  • Mystery of missing US helicopter in Vietnam solved

    05/28/2009 11:55:25 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 2,584+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 28, 2009 | Nick Meo
    They pledged to leave no man behind, so for 43 years the mystery of what happened to Huey 808 has tortured veterans of the First Air Cavalry. The helicopter and its four-man crew failed to return from a routine mission in December 1965, soon after braving enemy fire at the battle of Ia Drang, America's first great clash of arms in Vietnam. Pilots spent months scouring the jungle looking for traces of a crash site, and for years afterwards, comrades of the lost crew made trips to the steamy hill villages of the Central Highlands looking for clues to what...
  • Remains are lost in race for relics(WWII MIA's and their planes)

    05/25/2009 4:54:20 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 27 replies · 1,221+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 25, 2009 | Kevin Baron and Bryan Bender
    ALBION PARK, Australia - To the US military, Carter Lutes, a pilot who vanished in Papua New Guinea in April 1944, is one of the lost heroes of World War II. The Pentagon still hopes to recover him. Until then, it considers his jungle crash site a sacred place - and the last known clue to finding him........Now, as the US military invests hundreds of millions of dollars to recover the remains of World War II pilots, it is in a race against relic hunters. In recent years the Pentagon has found nearly 500 missing soldiers from World War II,...