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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,...
  • Rolling Thunder Not Expecting Obama Greeting

    05/21/2009 8:31:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 1,559+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21st 2009
    Rolling Thunder not expecting Obama greeting By Jennifer Harper Friday, May 22, 2009 The last time Rolling Thunder roared into Washington, the president welcomed the riders in the White House driveway with a smile on his face and heartfelt personal greeting. This year, maybe not. "We initially got a call this year saying the president wasn't going to greet us," said Artie Muller, founder of the group that is marking its 22nd annual patriotic motorcycle ride through Washington to draw attention to policy issues influencing veterans, active-duty military, prisoners of war and those still missing in action. But a second...
  • Designer of POW MIA Flag, Newt Heisley, Dead at 88

    05/17/2009 2:39:45 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies · 726+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | May 17, 2009 | staff reporter
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Newt Heisley, the designer of the POW/MIA flag adopted by Congress in 1990 as a symbol of the nation's concern for those missing during military actions in Southeast Asia, died. He was 88. [snip]
  • Missing Soldier’s Family Receives His Distinguished Service Cross

    04/27/2009 4:24:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 379+ views
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., April 27, 2009 – The history of the U.S. Army Special Forces Regiment is short in relation to that of the rest of the Army, but it’s long enough for fierce battles to become old war stories and for training missions to be lost to the vagueness of time and personal recollection. Kermit Stewart, cousin of Army Maj. Jack Stewart, speaks at an April 22, 2009, award ceremony for the Special Forces soldier missing in action after 42 years. Stewart was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for exceptional gallantry while leading a mobile strike force company of...
  • Our (Australia's) last Vietnam MIAs may have been found

    04/21/2009 5:39:14 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 356+ views
    The Australian ^ | 22nd April 2009 | Mark Dodd
    POOR weather was reported over the target when Flying Officer Michael Herbert and Pilot Officer Robert Carver took off from Phang Ran base in South Vietnam in their RAAF Canberra bomber on November 3, 1970. They had completed their mission and were returning home when their aircraft, A84-231, suddenly disappeared from the radar controller's screen while over hostile country near the rugged Viet-Lao border. The alarm was sounded and all No2 Squadron missions were cancelled the following day as a desperate search was launched involving RAAF and US Air Force planes. It failed to find any wreckage or evidence of...
  • Remains of MIA Aussie bomber found (the last Australian MIAs of Vietnam)

    04/21/2009 1:05:58 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 308+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21st April 2009 | Mark Dodd
    THE remains of an RAAF Canberra bomber flown by Australia's last two MIAs have been found in Vietnam. The wreckage was found in a remote mountainous region near the Viet-Lao border but no human remains have been located so far, Defence Science and Personnel Minister Warren Snowdon said. Flying Officer Michael Herbert and Pilot Officer Robert Carver went missing on November 3, 1970 after their Canberra bomber failed to return from a mission, The Australian reports.
  • Soldier Missing In Action From Korean War Is Identified

    04/17/2009 8:50:05 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 29 replies · 946+ views
    US Department of Defense ^ | April 16, 2009 | Staff
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Pfc. David Woodruff, U.S. Army, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. He will be buried on April 22 in St. Louis, Mo. Representatives from the Army’s Mortuary Office met with Woodruff’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. Woodruff was assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 9th Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. In...
  • AIRMAN MISSING IN ACTION FROM WWII IS IDENTIFIED

    04/17/2009 8:39:40 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 19 replies · 929+ views
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Staff Sgt. Jimmie Doyle, U.S. Army Air Forces, of Lamesa, Texas. He will be buried April 25 in Lamesa. Representatives from the Army’s Mortuary Affairs Office met with Doyle’s next-of-kin in his hometown to explain the recovery and identification process and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. On September 1,...
  • Let's not forget this Korean War MIA, now found...

    03/16/2009 12:54:05 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 7 replies · 463+ views
    Dept. of Defense ^ | 3/16/09 | DOD release
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Sgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Arthur, U.S. Army, of Broken Bow, Neb. He will be buried on May 1 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Arthur was a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 38th Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. In mid May 1951, elements of the 2nd ID were securing their positions on the No Name Line south of the...
  • Osama bin Elvis

    03/13/2009 12:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 938+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 13, 2009 | Angelo M. Code
    All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama bin Laden. But tell that to the CIA and all the other misconceptualizers of the War on Terror. Seven years after Osama bin Laden's last verifiable appearance among the living, there is more evidence for Elvis's presence among us than for his. Hence there is reason to ask whether the paradigm of Osama bin Laden as terrorism's deus ex machina and of al Qaeda as the prototype of terrorism may be an artifact of our Best and Brightest's imagination, and whether investment in this paradigm has kept our...
  • Long missing Gulf War pilot Scott Speicher gone - but not forgotten

    03/11/2009 12:28:24 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 8 replies · 840+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/11/09 | Jennifer Harper
    He disappeared 18 years ago on the first night of the Gulf War. The Navy has changed his status from KIA to MIA four times. Family - and Navy stalwarts - haven't forgotten him or let up on their efforts to find out what happened to the fighter pilot, and father of two.
  • Status of First Gulf War Casualty Changed to ‘Missing in Action’

    03/10/2009 5:55:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 608+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 10, 2009 – Calling Navy Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher “an American hero,” Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter today announced his decision to change the status of the first Operation Desert Storm casualty from "missing/captured" to "missing in action.” Navy Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher’s status has been changed to “missing in action.” U.S. Navy file photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Winter made the determination after a thorough review of information about the case, including a Defense Intelligence Agency assessment and comments from the Speicher family, defense officials said. His determination overruled recommendations of a Navy status...
  • MISSING WWII SOLDIERS ARE IDENTIFIED

    01/26/2009 10:07:11 AM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 39 replies · 1,216+ views
    Jan. 22, 2009 MISSING WWII SOLDIERS ARE IDENTIFIED The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Pfc. Julian H. Rogers, of Bloomington, Ind, and Pvt. Henry E. Marquez, of Kansas City, Kan. Both men were U.S. Army. Rogers will be buried in the Spring in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., and Marquez will be buried on May 30 in Kansas City, Mo. Representatives from the Army’s Mortuary...
  • A Marine pilot's long journey home (World War II Pilot's remains recovered)

    01/25/2009 8:43:36 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 9 replies · 988+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 1-25-09 | Bella English
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The rain fell steadily from an opaque sky, but the Marines stood ramrod straight, eyes fixed ahead. In the historic graveyard, the Rev. Peter Lanzillotta gazed down at the urn. "You served your country with a full measure of your devotion. We shall salute you and say hail and farewell, good and noble Marine."
  • SOLDIER MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IS IDENTIFIED

    01/12/2009 1:54:32 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 33 replies · 1,061+ views
    SOLDIER MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IS IDENTIFIED The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Sgt. Dougall H. Espey, Jr., U.S. Army, of Mount Laurel, N.J. He will be buried April 3 in Elmira, N.Y. Representatives from the Army’s Mortuary Office met with Espey’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. Espey was assigned to Company...
  • Marine Pilot Missing In Action From WWII Is Identified

    12/21/2008 4:54:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,473+ views
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Maj. Marion R. McCown Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, of Charleston, S.C. He will be buried on Jan. 18 in Charleston. Representatives from the Marine Corps Mortuary Office met with McCown’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the secretary of the Navy. On Jan. 20, 1944 McCown...
  • Remains of World War II Marine from SC identified

    12/20/2008 7:34:55 AM PST · by csvset · 30 replies · 19,193+ views
    The State ^ | Dec. 19, 2008 | SEANNA ADCOX
    The burial next month of Maj. Marion Ryan McCown Jr. in a family plot in Charleston, nearly 65 years after his plane went down in the South Pacific, brings relief and joy to a family who never thought his remains would be found, his relatives said Friday.The Marine pilot had been missing since Jan. 20, 1944, when his single-seat F-4U Corsair failed to return from a combat mission over the island of New Britain, in Papua New Guinea. His remains were recovered from a crash site in the town of Rabaul, where the Japanese had a base, and identified earlier...
  • SERVICEMEN MIA FROM VIETNAM WAR ARE IDENTIFIED

    12/15/2008 3:28:22 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 43 replies · 1,701+ views
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the group remains of six U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, are soon to be buried with full military honors. They are Maj. Bernard L. Bucher, of Eureka, Ill.; Maj. John L. McElroy, of Eminence, Ky.; 1st Lt. Stephen C. Moreland, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Staff Sgt. Frank M. Hepler, of Glenside, Pa., all U.S. Air Force. These men will be buried as a group on Dec. 18 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Two other servicemen, who were individually identified in October 2007, are also...
  • SAILOR MISSING FROM WWII IS IDENTIFIED

    12/01/2008 11:49:49 AM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 49 replies · 7,299+ views
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Ensign Robert G. Tills, U.S. Navy, of Manitowoc, Wis. He will be buried on March 23, 2009 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Navy’s Mortuary Office met with Tills’ next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy. On Dec. 8, 1941,...
  • Researchers: WWII Marines entombed on atoll

    11/26/2008 7:08:54 PM PST · by Dubya · 35 replies · 2,724+ views
    Expedition could lead to largest identification of war dead in U.S. history
  • New Lease on Life for the Beloved M-14

    11/20/2008 6:11:26 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 66 replies · 2,205+ views
    Military.com ^ | November 13, 2008 | Eric R. Poole
    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated how critically important snipers are to a fight marked by urban canyons and high-mountain caves. Problem is, those highly-trained sharpshooters are in short supply, and the need for accurate, long-range fire has outpaced the services' ability to field one-shot killers. So both the Army and Marine Corps began a program to seed infantry squads with so-called "designated marksmen" -- call them "snipers-lite." The growing need to equip these new marksmen with accurized rifles prompted the Army to reconsider the role of the venerable M-14 rifle for the war on terror. Back in...
  • U.S. Raid in Baghdad Kills Al Qaeda Leader Blamed for Reservist's Death (Maupin)

    11/20/2008 5:54:26 PM PST · by RDTF · 33 replies · 1,042+ views
    Fox ^ | Nov 20, 2008
    BAGHDAD — An Al Qaeda in Iraq leader blamed in the 2004 abduction and murder of an Army reservist from Ohio and other deadly attacks over several years was killed in an American raid in Baghdad, the U.S. military said Thursday. U.S. forces acting on a tip carried out the raid Nov. 11 in Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood, killing Hajji Hammadi and another armed insurgent, the military statement. The Iraqi was accused in the abduction and killing of Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, a 20-year-old private first class who was seized when his fuel convoy was attacked by insurgents in...
  • SOLDIER MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IS IDENTIFIED

    11/18/2008 8:22:39 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 30 replies · 1,006+ views
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Cpl. Librado Luna, U.S. Army, of Taylor, Texas. He will be buried on Nov. 25 in Taylor. Representatives from the Army's Mortuary Office met with Luna’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. In late November 1950, Luna was assigned to the 8th...
  • Soldier Missing in Action from Korean War is Identified Cpl. Librado Luna, U.S. Army

    11/18/2008 4:45:01 PM PST · by Dubya · 14 replies · 873+ views
    DOD ^ | DOD
    Soldier Missing in Action from Korean War is Identified The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Cpl. Librado Luna, U.S. Army, of Taylor, Texas. He will be buried on Nov. 25 in Taylor. Representatives from the Army's Mortuary Office met with Luna’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. In...
  • Marines Missing From Vietnam War Are Identified NOV 08

    11/06/2008 4:23:54 PM PST · by Dubya · 62 replies · 2,765+ views
    DOD ^ | DOD
    Marines Missing From Vietnam War Are Identified The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Lance Cpl. Kurt E. La Plant, of Lenexa, Kan., and Lance Cpl. Luis F. Palacios, of Los Angeles, Calif. Remains that could not be individually identified are included in a group. Among the group remains are Lance Cpl. Ralph L. Harper, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Pfc. Jose R. Sanchez, of Brooklyn, N.Y. All...
  • Airman Missing In Action From WW ll is Identified Staff Sgt. Martin F. Troy, U.S. Army Air Forces

    11/05/2008 3:40:46 PM PST · by Dubya · 15 replies · 1,402+ views
    DOD ^ | DOD
    Airman Missing In Action From WW ll is Identified The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Staff Sgt. Martin F. Troy, U.S. Army Air Forces, of Norwalk, Conn. He will be buried on Nov. 20 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Army's Mortuary Office met with Troy's next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process and to coordinate interment with military...
  • MARINES MISSING FROM VIETNAM WAR ARE IDENTIFIED

    11/05/2008 12:13:29 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 50 replies · 2,519+ views
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Lance Cpl. Kurt E. La Plant, of Lenexa, Kan., and Lance Cpl. Luis F. Palacios, of Los Angeles, Calif. Remains that could not be individually identified are included in a group. Among the group remains are Lance Cpl. Ralph L. Harper, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Pfc. Jose R. Sanchez, of Brooklyn, N.Y. All men were U.S. Marine Corps. Palacios will...
  • US soldier missing 2 years after Iraq capture

    10/24/2008 1:03:55 AM PDT · by pasr · 5 replies · 1,034+ views
    AP ^ | Thu Oct 23, 2008 | BEN LEUBSDORF
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Army translator kidnapped two years ago Thursday is still unaccounted for, the only U.S. servicemember who remains missing in the current Iraq war. Ahmed Kousay al-Taie was visiting his wife's family in central Baghdad Oct. 23, 2006, when a group of armed, masked men dragged him to a waiting car. Al-Taie, a 41-year-old specialist when he was captured, is now 43 and a sergeant. The last public news of him came in February 2007, when a Shiite militant group called Ahl al-Bayt Brigades released a 10-second video of him on the Internet. The military is...
  • Terror Linked Iranian in 'Kidnap' Puzzle (more info in this story)

    03/05/2007 7:24:18 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 1,140+ views
    N.Y. Post ^ | March 05, 2007
    Terror Linked Iranian in 'Kidnap' Puzzle March 05, 2007 New York Post Oran Dan JERUSALEM -- A retired Iranian general linked to the killing of five American soldiers in Baghdad vanished mysteriously in Istanbul last month, Israeli media reported yesterday. Arab newspapers are hinting the CIA and/or the Israeli spy agency Mossad are behind the disappearance of Gen. Ali Reza Askari, the reports said. Askari, a former deputy defense minister, arrived in Istanbul on a flight from Damascus on Feb. 7, left his luggage in his hotel room - and vanished. The missing general was in charge of Iranian undercover...
  • To say goodbye, 41 years too late (A Hero Comes Home From Vietnam)

    10/05/2008 9:12:25 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 10 replies · 750+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 5, 2008 | Holly Zachariah
    To say goodbye, 41 years too late Vietnam War officer, missing since 1967, comes home to rest Sunday, October 5, 2008 3:39 AM By Holly Zachariah THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH WEST LIBERTY, Ohio -- He called her Tootsie. Pat Zook doesn't know exactly why. She thinks maybe it was because her husband always liked that old Al Jolson song: Yesterday I heard a lover sigh, Goodbye, oh me, oh my. Toot, toot, Tootsie, goodbye. Oh, no, Tootsie, don't cry. She last touched his face -- those bedroom eyes, the full and pouty lips, that Elvis Presley hair -- as he left...
  • Private David Fisher, last Vietnam Digger, returns

    10/03/2008 7:16:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies · 527+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4th October 2008
    THE remains of Australia's last missing soldier from the Vietnam War will be repatriated next week. Private David Fisher, of the Special Air Service Regiment, fell from a rope as he was being evacuated from Vietnam by helicopter in September 1969. His remains were found in the Cam My district in August this year. ..... Pte Fisher was the last of the missing army personnel to be found in Vietnam following the recovery of the remains of three others last year. There are still two members of the air force - Flying Officer Michael Herbert and Pilot Officer Robert Carver...