POW/MIA

POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update November/December 2021

December 8, 2021

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR On October 1 Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Jon Kreitz, the former DPAA Deputy Director for Operations, joined the National League of POW/MIA Families as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Ann Mills-Griffiths. She…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update September/October 2021

October 4, 2021

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency, as of August 10 there are 1,584 still missing from the Vietnam War. There have been no U.S. personnel accounted…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update July/August 2021

July 15, 2021

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency, as of June 8 there were 1,584 still missing from the Vietnam War. There have been no U.S. personnel accounted…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update May/June 2021

June 28, 2021

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), as of April 15, there were 1,584 still missing from the Vietnam War. One U.S. Navy officer has been…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update March/April 2021

March 29, 2021

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR In accordance with VVA Convention Resolution P-7, here is the annual report of the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Committee: PM-3 Declassification of Information and Diligent Effort: The POW/MIA Committee…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update January/February 2021

February 6, 2021

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced last September that U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul A. Avolese of East Meadow, New York, killed during the Vietnam War, had been accounted for. According…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update November/December 2020

November 25, 2020

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced September 25 that U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul A. Avolese, 35, of East Meadow, N.Y., was accounted for on September 21. On July 7,…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on July 14 that U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Alva R. Krogman, 25, who was killed during the Vietnam War, had been accounted for the…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR In this 27th year of the Veterans Initiative Program, 27 missions to Vietnam have been completed. VVA has delivered 303 cases containing information submitted by U.S. veterans on the location or…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update July/August 2019

September 19, 2019

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), as of June 10 there remain 1,589 missing from the Vietnam War. On February 25 DPAA announced that Navy…

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