Tag Archive: POW/MIA

A Life Cut Short: 50 years after Navy pilot disappeared, loved ones hope for answers

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U.S. Navy Lt. Victor Patrick (Pat) Buckley was 25 years old when he went missing in action during the Vietnam War. His plane was returning to the USS Hancock aircraft carrier on Dec.… Continue reading

Remembering Marine veteran whose 30-year military career ended as a POW in Vietnam

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Having a family member serve in the U.S. military during wartime can be a nerve wracking and emotional experience. John Wertz’s family is no stranger to this. Wertz’s grandfather, John Frederick Jr., was… Continue reading

Five service members accounted for from Vietnam War now have statuses changed on The Wall

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Beside each name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a symbol designating status. The diamond symbol denotes a service member’s death is confirmed. The cross represents a service member remains missing. When a… Continue reading

Three names added to The Wall in 2017

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Each spring, VVMF works with the Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure that The Wall is accurate. When MIAs are recovered in Vietnam or when an appeal has been approved for addition to… Continue reading

Honoring National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Today, on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Americans across the country come together to remember and honor those prisoners of war, missing in action, and their families. According to The National League of POW/MIA Families, as… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: Army Sgt. Major Danang McKay

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Danang McKay is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader at Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. I’m constantly reminded of why we continue America’s search for our missing heroes; at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: CJ Cole

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I am an American. I believe in the men and women that fight to keep me free, and I honor those who have fallen before. I am an American, and I support my… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: Pam Cain

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As an MIA daughter, National POW/MIA Recognition Day has special significance: it is a day that I take more time to focus on what my father and others like him gave to their… Continue reading