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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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Chapter 203 Honors Woodruff, Holds Chair Ceremony

September 10, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 203 honored its chaplain, George Woodruff, on Aug. 19. Air Force Airman First Class Woodruff served in Vietnam during 1970-1971, and was presented with an Achievement Medal. The chapter also performed…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), 1,592 remain missing from the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese Government transferred three sets of remains believed to be those…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update November/December 2018

December 21, 2018

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR Since April the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Agency (DPAA) has announced identifications of U.S. personnel missing from the Vietnam War listed below: Name Branch Incident Country Lt. Cmdr. Larry…

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Chapter 542 Hosts Documentary Showing

November 9, 2018

[caption id="attachment_15872" align="alignright" width="300"] John Travers, upper right, was an all-state basketball player before he was a war hero.[/caption] Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 542 and the Central Pennsylvania Roundtable recently hosted a viewing of the Vietnam…

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Chapter 437 Holds POW/MIA Remembrance

October 12, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 437 in Oshkosh, Wis., celebrated Annual POW/MIA Recognition Day last month with a ceremony featuring guest speaker Kevin Hermening, the youngest American to be held as a prisoner of war at the…

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Chapter 949 President Speaks for POW/MIA Day

September 21, 2018

Ron Wrobelewski, president of Vietnam Veterans of America’s Tri-State Chapter 949, spoke at a National POW and MIA Recognition Day ceremony in Gallipolis, Ohio, today. POW and MIA Recognition Day is observed annually on the…

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Recovery Team Three

September 1, 2018

Personnel from DPAA deploy to Laos and search for unaccounted-for service members from the Vietnam War.

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update January/February 2018

February 28, 2018

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), as of December 26, there were 1,602 still missing from the Vietnam War. There has been no public announcement…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update November/December 2017

January 5, 2018

According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), as of October 17 there were 1,602 still missing from the Vietnam War.  (more…)

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