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POW’s, MIA’s still being sought by dedicated American force « Coach is Right… (Related + GyG Posts)

by Jim Emerson, staff writer

When one American is not worth the effort to be found, we as Americans have lost. – Rolling Thunder Motto.

English: Flag of the National League of Famili...

English: Flag of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia – an American non-profit organization that is concerned with the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

War is an ugly endeavor fought by brave warriors at the behest of national leaders. In the heat of battle soldiers are killed, wounded, captured or go missing. Prisoners captured during battle are at the mercy of the enemy. Despite laws created by gentleman’s agreement in an international forum, history has shown that combatant nations have abused, tortured and killed prisoners captured on the battlefield. After World War II, Russia would declare a Prisoner of War (POW) a war criminal and hold them well beyond the end of hostilities. It has become a standard practice of Communist nations to hold prisoners long after wars’ end, making the process of accounting for the dead or missing difficult if not impossible.

Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

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The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) was established in 1993 as a single office to oversee and manage all POW/MP affairs within the Department of Defense. (3) These professionals are responsible for collecting and consolidating information on Missing persons, for working with the families of service members and with various government agencies to recover remains. With the motto of “Keeping the Promise,” DPMO is tasked to “lead the national effort to achieve the fullest possible accounting for our missing DOD personnel and to inform their families and the public.

Sightings

In a recent letter to the Soldier of Fortune website, contributor Bill Bell writes about recent information he has received from sincere Americans. “For the past two days I have received a deluge of emails and telephone calls from people concerning recent reports alleging that a live American named “John Hartley Robertson” has been located residing in Vietnam. Over the years numerous reports with the names of actual, unaccounted-for American personnel associated with them have been circulated widely. Most of these reports were obvious fabrications.” (1)

But not all reports are fabrications. Occasionally a report is received that warrants further analysis. The simple rule of thumb of a POW/MIA investigator is “the benefit of the doubt always goes to the missing man.” The professionals at DPMO rightly believe that finding one living POW/MP from America’s past wars makes it worth the time and effort of sorting the wheat from the chaff.

Consider the Source

When reading reports about…………………..

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IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, MENTALLY ILL? (Photo credit: SS&SS)

 

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