La Verne man makes cycle trip to Vietnam Wall a tribute to WWII

http://www.sgvtribune.com/lifestyle/20140629/la-verne-man-makes-cycle-trip-to-vietnam-wall-a-tribute-to-wwii

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Seven WWII Veterans Gather In Rising Sun

http://eaglecountryonline.com/local-article/108975/

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SSgt Gerald V. Atkinson, USAAF 358th BS, 303rd BG, 8th AF Accounted for

Staff Sgt. Gerald V. Atkinson, U.S. Army Air Forces, 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, was lost April 10, 1945, north of Berlin. He was accounted for June 20, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors Aug. 16, 2014, in Chattahoochee, Fla.

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Pfc. Randolph Allen, USMC, Co F, 2nd Bn, 2nd Mar Div Accounted for

Pfc. Randolph Allen, Marine Corps, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, was lost on Nov. 20, 1943, in Tarawa. He was accounted for June 17, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors July 28, 2014, in Arlington National Cemetery.

PFC Randolph Allen

PFC Randolph Allen

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Saginaw veteran hopes DNA holds key to World War 2 mystery

Saginaw veteran hopes DNA holds key to World War 2 mystery

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/06/world_war_ii_mystery_may_be_so.html

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Remains of WWII soldier mistaken as German head to final resting place

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/remains-of-misidentified-us-soldier-on-way-to-madison-for-burial-b99288664z1-262757791.html

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http://articles.courant.com/2014-06-11/news/hcrs-20539–20140607_1_black-flag-pow-mia-flag-families

http://articles.courant.com/2014-06-11/news/hcrs-20539–20140607_1_black-flag-pow-mia-flag-families

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Why POW/MIA numbers dropped

http://archive.marshfieldnewsherald.com/usatoday/article/10301691

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Pfc. Cecil E. Harris Accounted For

Pfc. Cecil E. Harris, U.S. Army, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, was lost on Jan. 2, 1945, in France. He was accounted for May 29, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors. The date and location of the funeral are to be determined.

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SENATE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES COMPLETES MARKUP OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015

http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SASC%20NDAA%20markup%20release%2005-23-14.pdf

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES COMPLETES MARKUP OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015

Military Personnel Policy
Establishes a new defense agency with overall responsibility for the POW/MIA accounting community.

SASC NDAA markup release 05-23-14

http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/press-releases/senate-committee-on-armed-services-completes-markup-of-the-national-defense-authorization-act-for-fiscal-year-2015

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Defense, FY 2015
(Administration proposal is S.2289) Draft H.R.4435

H.R.4435
Latest Title: Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Sponsor: Rep McKeon, Howard P. “Buck” [CA-25] (by request) (introduced 4/9/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Related Bills: H.RES.585, H.RES.590, S.2294

Latest Major Action: 5/22/2014 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 325 – 98 (Roll no. 240).
Latest Action: 5/22/2014 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4435.
House Reports: 113-446, 113-446 Part 2
There are 2 versions of Bill Number H.R.4435 for the 113th Congress. Usually, the last item is the most recent.
1 . National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Introduced in House – IH)[H.R.4435.IH][PDF]
2 . Buck’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Reported in House – RH)[H.R.4435.RH][PDF]

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MAY 13, 2014 RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 113-44 TEXT OF H.R. 4435, NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015
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S.2294
Latest Title: A bill to require a survey of the preferences of members of the Armed Forces regarding military pay and benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Kaine, Tim [VA] (introduced 5/6/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Related Bills: H.R.1960, H.R.4435
Latest Major Action: 5/6/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.2289
Latest Title: A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI] (by request) (introduced 5/5/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 5/5/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Bill Text Versions
113th Congress (2013-2014)
S.2289

The text of S.2289 has not yet been received from GPO
Bills are generally sent to the Library of Congress from the Government Printing Office a day or two after they are introduced on the floor of the House or Senate. Delays can occur when there are a large number of bills to prepare or when a very large bill has to be printed.

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/ds/h1132.html

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