Monthly Archives: March 2014

POW MIA Accounting Public Private Partnerships

POW MIA Accounting Public Private Partnerships on March 31, 2014, SecDef Hagel announce sweeping changes to the Dept. of Defense POW MIA Personnel Accounting Effort to include: Fifth, I’ve directed the department to develop proposals for expanding public/private partnerships in

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SecDef Hagel Press Briefing re: POW MIA Accounting

Defense.gov Press Briefing Transcript Fact Sheet Video Related News Stories: CBShttp://www.cbsnews.com/videos/jpac-faces-lawsuit-for-failure-to-id-remains-of-american-soldiers/ http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/leadership-overhaul-at-pentagon-agency-responsible-for-finding-missing-troops/ ProPublicahttp://www.propublica.org/article/pentagon-overhauls-effort-to-identify-its-missing http://www.propublica.org/article/missing-in-action-us-military-slow-to-identify-service-membersNPRhttp://www.npr.org/2014/03/31/297315196/hoping-to-slim-pow-mia-bureaucracy-hagel-makes-one-out-of-two http://www.npr.org/2014/03/31/294831647/pentagon-reorganizing-how-it-brings-home-americas-war-dead http://apps.npr.org/grave-science/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=297270063 http://www.npr.org/2014/03/07/287328727/u-s-grave-science-marked-by-risk-aversion-and-bureacracy http://www.npr.org/2014/03/06/286886081/dated-methods-mean-slow-return-for-fallen-soldiers-or-none-at-all AP News http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POW_MIA_SHAKEUP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Star Advertiserhttp://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140331_Hagel_reorganizing_POWMIA_accounting_command.html NBChttp://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/pentagon-reorganizes-effort-id-mias-after-nbc-news-series-n67816 Stripeshttp://www.stripes.com/news/us/hagel-announces-restructuring-of-pow-mia-remains-offices-1.275507#.UzoRfFca1r8 Army Timeshttp://www.armytimes.com/article/20140331/NEWS/303310047/Hagel-orders-overhaul-remains-recovery-mission KQED http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/03/31/135541/pentagon_reorganizing_how_it_brings_home_americas_war_dead?source=npr&category=u.s. Please take note that Ann Mills Griffith from the National

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Pearl Harbor relatives battle military over remains

Pearl Harbor relatives battle military over remains By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times | McClatchy/Tribune | © March 26, 2014 “Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra, Calif., who perished in the

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March 29, 2014 Missouri POW MIA Awareness Ride

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/2013/12/16/hey-mom-calendar/1580966/ Saturday, March 29 | Missouri Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration Parade, 2 p.m., Branson Landing. 417-230-2278; email: bransonveteranevents@yahoo.com POW/MIA Awareness Ride and Flame of Freedom Ceremony, 10 a.m., Branson Mill Craft Village. Ride ends at the Radisson Hotel. 417-230-2278;

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Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains

Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains The Navy has resisted digging up ‘unknown’ remains near Pearl Harbor, but families of 21 sailors want to bring them home. By Richard Simon | March 25, 2014, 9:50 p.m

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Alliance aims to identify heroes buried at Punchbowl Cemetery

Alliance aims to identify heroes buried at Punchbowl Cemetery Many of those buried at the National Memorial Cemetery are unidentified UPDATED 8:05 PM HST Mar 25, 2014 | By Ann Sterling | http://www.kitv.com “HONOLULU —A survivor of the attack on

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Bring home WWII MIA Airmen Remains from Grado, Italy

posted on the 449th bomb group page: March 1, 2014 Concerned Citizens, The attached petition has been drafted to insist that the U.S. Government take immediate action for the recovery of the remains of 13 WWII American Airmen. Men who

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‘Tender mercies’ of MIA accounting [Commentary]

‘Tender mercies’ of MIA accounting [Commentary] Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014|By Sarah Wagner “Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will show you with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people.”

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Former POW’s devotion never wavered

Former POW’s devotion never wavered “Tsuyoshi “Nick” Nishimoto was always there to honor and support his fellow veterans who also endured capture by the enemy By Timothy Hurley | POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 22, 2014 | staradvertiser.com A brisk

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The WWII Hero America Abandoned

The WWII Hero America Abandoned World News | 03.21.14 | thedailybeast.com | Megan McCloskey, ProPublica “For more than 50 years, Army PFC Lawrence S. Gordon was mistakenly interred as a German soldier in a cemetery in France. But the U.S.

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