Skip to comments.Sands hid fate of Gulf War pilot lost since '91 (Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher; 1991 Gulf War)
Posted on 08/02/2009 11:53:44 AM PDT by DogByte6REREdited on 08/02/2009 2:14:56 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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.
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Oh my, prayers for the repose of Capt. Speicher’s soul. There are no words.
Welcome home shipmate, RIP.
I hope they rewarded those that showed our marines where he was buried. They did not have to do that.
I also hope bringing Capt. Speicher home will bring some peace to his family. I understand his children are now college student having never really getting to know their father.
I remember when that happened. Am relieved he’s finally been found and returned to his family. God bless him for his sacrifice.
I recall in the days after the conquest of Iraq, there was hope that Speicher would turn up in an Iraqi prison.
As usual the AP writes an important story in a lousy way.
Indeed, God speed Scott Speicher and may your family find peace. A hero of the highest order
I’m so glad, for his family’s sake, that they found his remains. He can finally Rest in Peace.
Was he dead or did they murder him?
They found him finally.
Prayer for his family an friends.
Rest in peace, brother, and welcome home.
Prayers up for his family and friends.
His F/A-18 was shot down by Iraqi MiG-25?
Rest in peace Capt. Speicher. May God comfort your family. Thank you for serving our country and making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe and free.
I remember that speculation, as well...how hard it must have been for his family. Now they have closure...RIP, Captain.
Thanks for posting this. His family must be very relieved to know he has finally been found. God Bless this brave man, and the family he left behind. I know they always held out hope that he had been taken prisoner, but in a way it must be comforting to know how he died, and that he hadn’t been a victim of Saddam’s torture afterall.
RIP Capt. Speicher. Any navy guys out there who can answer a question? Is it odd for a captain to be a fighter pilot?
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