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POW/MIA Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

There remain 1, 621 missing from the Vietnam War. Since 1975, 962 men have been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently accounted for Sgt. 1st Class Alan L. Boyer, Special Forces, listed…

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VVA’s Veterans Initiative in Ho Chi Minh City

May 24, 2016

“Their spirits will live, as long as we do not forget them”—Dr. Tran Van Ban By Grant Coates, POW/MIA Co-chair While in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the 2015 mission of the Veterans Initiative, the team had…

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POW/MIA Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

PM-3 Declassification of Information and Diligent Effort: The POW/MIA Committee monitors the actions of the National Declassification Center. More than 530 cubic feet (598 boxes) containing records of various Army commands and secret correspondences have…

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POW/MIA Committee Update January/February 2016

February 19, 2016

The list of missing and unaccounted-for U.S. personnel from the Vietnam War numbers 1, 624 as of Jan. 6, 2016. For various reasons, including wishes of the families, DOD announcements are often delayed far beyond…

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Philadelphia FLYERS “One Empty Seat”

October 14, 2015

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2015 VVA POW/MIA Ceremony

September 25, 2015

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Life on a $5 Bet by Edward J. Mechenbier with Linda D. Swink

July 28, 2015

Way back when, several Americans wrote about their experiences as POWs in the Vietnam War. The books by Robinson Risner and John Dramesi made a great impact on me because they graphically detailed the physical…

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The Veteran’s Initiative 2015 Mission to Vietnam

April 21, 2015

BY GRANT COATES The 2015 Veterans Initiative team—VVA Vice President Marsha Four, POW-MIA Affairs Chair Richard DeLong, Vice Chair Grant Coates, and Protocol Officer and VVA Communications Director Mokie Pratt Porter—left January 21 for Vietnam…

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“It Touches My Heart”

April 21, 2015

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Once Enemies 2013

April 21, 2015

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