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  • Everybody comes home ... even from 200 feet underwater

    04/23/2023 9:15:47 AM PDT · by Paal Gulli · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 22 Apr, 2023 | Michael E. Ruane
    Navy divers comb a Pacific graveyard, seeking lost World War II airmenBy Michael E. RuaneThe Washington Post • April 22, 2023 ... Earlier this month, a team of elite Navy divers and archaeologists from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) ended a five-week, deep-water search of Hansa Bay for the bones of Heaven Can Wait's crew.The project unfolded about 10 miles from an active, 6,000-foot volcano in one part of World War II's vast Pacific Ocean graveyard. It was the deepest underwater recovery mission for the DPAA, the government agency that seeks to account for service members missing in action...
  • USS Pueblo [captivity of U.S. Navy ship and her 83 crew members]

    07/27/2018 6:51:26 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Wikipedia
    USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is a Banner-class environmental research ship, attached to Navy intelligence as a spy ship, which was attacked and captured by North Korean forces on 23 January 1968, in what is known today as the "Pueblo incident" or alternatively, as the "Pueblo crisis". .. Pueblo, still held by North Korea today, officially remains a commissioned vessel of the United States Navy.[3] Since early 2013, the ship has been moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War Museum.[4] Pueblo is the only ship of the U.S. Navy still...
  • Trump thanks Kim as North Korea transfers remains of Korean War soldiers

    07/27/2018 12:32:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2017 | Joyce Lee and Eric Beech
    "After so many years, this will be a great moment for so many families. Thank you to Kim Jong Un," Trump wrote on Twitter. Snip..... A U.S. military transport plane flew to an airfield in North Korea's northeastern city of Wonsan to bring the remains to Osan air base in South Korea, the White House statement said. Soldiers in dress uniforms with white gloves were seen slowly carrying 55 small cases covered with the blue-and-white United Nations insignia, placing them one by one into silver vans waiting on the tarmac in Osan.
  • U.S., North Korea meet to discuss war remains

    07/15/2018 8:14:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Reuters via Japan News ^ | July 25, 2018
    SEOUL (Reuters) — U.S. and North Korean military officials met on the inter-Korean border on Sunday to discuss the return of remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, the first time in nine years that generals from the two sides have held talks, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said. The repatriation of U.S. remains was one of the agreements reached during an unprecedented summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June in Singapore.
  • Coffins at DMZ to collect US service members' remains from North Korea

    06/23/2018 3:38:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Just in... | Bradford Betz
    The U.S. military said Saturday it was moving 100 caskets to the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, to receive the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War. The cases will remain in the border village of Panmunjom for a few days until being sent into North Korea so the North can begin the process of returning the remains of Americans who were killed or died during the 1950s conflict, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. According to the agency tasked with overseeing issues POW/MIA issues, North Korea has as many as 200 sets of remains ready to...
  • Traveling the Globe to Interview Korean War Veterans, ‘Like Weaving a Great Quilt’

    06/17/2018 9:18:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Global Atlanta ^ | June 16, 2018 | Phil Bolton
    For years now, Hannah Y. Kim has been focused on July 27 — the date that she would like to see a peace treaty signed with North Korea officially recognizing the end of the Korean War. The Korean War unofficially ended on July 27, 1953, when a negotiated agreement was signed in Panmunjon, a village north of the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea – after three years of bloody fighting, which claimed almost 37,000 American lives and 100,000 wounded. The death and casualty count for North and South Korean soldiers has been reported at more than 217,000 South...
  • Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

    06/17/2018 8:09:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    AP via The Times of India ^ | Jun 17, 2018, 20:30 IST
    CHICAGO: Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face to face with the nation's most famous soldier: She asked him to bring her dad home. On Tuesday, the now 76-year-old Elkin will be at Arlington National Cemetery to bury the remains of Army Maj. Stephen Uurtamo, nearly seven decades after he was taken prisoner by the Chinese and died.
  • Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War

    06/15/2018 6:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Jersey Herald ^ | June 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War....
  • Veterans group urges Trump to press North Korea on remains of 5,300 troops

    06/11/2018 10:16:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2018 | Travis J. Tritten
    A prominent veterans group is urging President Trump to press North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit on returning the remains of thousands of U.S. troops who have been missing for more than six decades. About 5,300 service members who fought in the North during the Korean War have never been accounted for, and past arrangements with North Korea to recover and return the remains to families fizzled, according to a letter sent to Trump last week written by Keith Harman, the Veterans of Foreign Wars commander-in-chief.
  • Mr. Trump’s curious remark about John McCain’s time as a POW: Misstep or trap?

    07/20/2015 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What could Donald Trump have been thinking when he said John McCain was not a war hero? Certainly he must have known it would lead to the end of a political career – but the question now is: Whose political career? The media – even the putatively conservative New York Post – is gleefully saying, “Trump is toast after insult: ‘McCain not a war hero’ Don Voyage!” Is this true; or is this media wishful thinking so they can go back to telling us how wonderful Jeb Bush is? Wishful thinking is a dangerous thing in all walks of life...
  • [Uploaded on July 16, 2008] Why Veterans Should Not Support John McCain

    07/20/2015 7:22:13 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 15 replies
    Cindy Brochure ^ | Uploaded on July 16, 2008 | Cindy Brochure
    Uploaded on Jul 16, 2008 Al Santoli -- combat vet of the Vietnam War and former Congressional investigator Carol Hrdlicka --wife of a Vietnam War pilot shot down, captured, yet never returned Mike Benge -- returned POW of the Vietnam War andEleanor Apodaca -- sister of a Vietnam War MIA explain some of the reasons that: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) rates John McCain's voting record as only 20% in support of veterans, the lowest in Congress; Iraq and Afghanistan American Veterans give McCain a grade of "D"; and Vietnam Veterans of America rate McCain's voting record on veterans' issues at...
  • Does this video explain why McCain works against POW's and their family's attempts to get records?

    06/21/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/21/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is an old video, but it sheds light on the low character of Arizona's John McCain. McCain has always stopped any inquiry into POW records because he doesn't want us to know what HE did as a POW. This is why he is so easily manipulated by Democrats. Is he being blackmailed? You decide.
  • McCain and the POW Cover-up (How McCain left U.S. POWs and MIAs to rot in hell)

    03/05/2010 1:05:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 2,352+ views
    The Nation ^ | 2008-10-06 | Sydney H. Schanberg
    The "war hero" candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam. Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. This is an expanded version, with primary documents attached, of a story that appears in the October 6, 2008 issue of The Nation. (Watch Schanberg's appearance on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.) BY SYDNEY H. SCHANBERG John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn't return home. Throughout...
  • 2008 Election Prayer Thread for McCain/Conservatives: Day 1

    04/19/2008 10:30:29 PM PDT · by topher · 206 replies · 284+ views
    April 20, 2008 | Vanity
    It is my opinion that we need to pray for our leaders this election. Many Conservative are disappointed with the selection of Senator John S. McCain. But in one sense, he is the true conservative in values -- he has fought for campaign finance reform -- getting big money out of politics. This should allow the little guy (or gal) more voice in what this country is doing. In some religions, it is part of the church service to pray for the leaders of a country (Ukrainian Catholic, for example). We must pray for our leaders and pray that the...
  • Secret War In The Skies Over Korea

    12/18/2007 6:37:24 AM PST · by RDTF · 24 replies · 184+ views
    Ny Times ^ | Dec 18, 2007 | Andy Webster
    The Korean War has been called “the forgotten war,” and “Missing in MIG Alley,” on PBS on Tuesday night, illustrates a little-known chapter. It describes the rivalry in the sky between two types of fighter jets then on the cutting edge of military aviation: the Soviet MIG-15, used by the North Koreans, and the F-86 Sabre, flown by the Americans and the British. -snip- The program, an installment of the “Nova” series, reveals that Soviet airmen were actually fighting on behalf of the North Koreans, a fact concealed by the Soviet and American governments at the time for fear of...
  • Bush lauds Vietnam's economy, help with POWs in talks with Triet+

    06/23/2007 7:12:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 361+ views ^ | Jun 22, 2007
    WASHINGTON, June 22 (AP) - (Kyodo)— In talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Friday, U.S. President George W. Bush praised the developing nation's growing economy and expressed gratitude for its help in recovering the remains of soldiers captured or missing during the Vietnam War. During what Bush described as a "frank and candid discussion" with Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet, the two leaders also discussed U.S. concerns with Vietnam's apparent backsliding on democracy and human rights. "I explained my strong belief that societies are enriched when people are allowed to express themselves freely or worship freely," Bush said after the meeting....
  • Servicemembers Missing From WWII Now Listed In Electronic Database

    06/04/2007 5:44:35 PM PDT · by Dubya · 11 replies · 358+ views
    DOD ^ | 6/4/07 | DOD
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that an electronic database listing the names of servicemembers still unaccounted for from World War II is now available for family members and researchers. This new listing will aid researchers and analysts in WWII remains recovery operations. Prior to this three-year effort, no comprehensive list of those missing from WWII has existed. This database, listing nearly 78,000 names, was compiled by researchers from DPMO and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. They used hard-copy sources including “The American Graves Registration Service Rosters of Military Personnel Whose Remains were not Recovered” from...
  • Air, ground elements continue search for missing Soldiers

    05/25/2007 4:48:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 325+ views
    BAGHDAD — Soldiers continue searching around the clock for their missing comrades throughout southern Baghdad Thursday. Although the 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Commandos,” 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) troops are sometimes trucking supplies out to their brothers and sisters in arms, they mainly rely on the 1st “Warriors” Air Cavalry Brigade’s aerial assets to get the job done, said Staff Sgt. Darren Larson, a brigade supply noncommissioned officer for 2-10th Mountain. “I know everybody down range really appreciates everything (1st ACB) is doing. We couldn’t have done it without (them),” he said. “(They’re) probably, by far, one of the biggest...
  • Leaders Honor Former POWs, Vow to Account for MIAs

    09/15/2006 5:40:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 382+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2006 -- Military and defense leaders, former prisoners of war and families of missing servicemembers gathered here today to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day and to reaffirm their commitment to ensuring a full accounting of those missing in action. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at an armed forces full honor review in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 15. Photo by Helene C. Stikkel  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called today’s observance an opportunity to honor...
  • Rumsfeld Discusses MIAs, Economic Progress, De-mining in Vietnam

    06/05/2006 5:00:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    HANOI, Vietnam, June 5, 2006 – Recovering remains of missing American servicemembers and de-mining operations were among the host of issues Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his Vietnamese counterpart discussed here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Vietnamese Minister of Defense Gen. Pham Van Tra participate in a ceremony officially welcoming Rumsfeld to Hanoi, Vietnam, June 5. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN   In his first visit here as defense secretary, Rumsfeld and Vietnamese Minister of National Defense Pham Van Tra met at the Ministry of Defense headquarters for discussions on policy issues....