POW/MIA, KIA/BNR, and Returnees
U.S. Military, Civilians and Foreign Nationals


Iraq accounting shifts to DPMO
In November, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that the responsibility to account for missing U.S. personnel in Iraq will transfer from the U.S. Central Command to DPMO on Dec.1, 2011. This change is a result of the ending military operations in Iraq. In accordance with the Missing Service Personnel Act, the current number of personnel missing from operations in Iraq is six  two service members from Desert Storm; and one service member and three DoD contractors from Iraqi Freedom.

  • Mr. Kirk Von Ackermannn, DoD contractor, was lost on Oct. 9, 2003, while working in Forward Operating Base Pacesetter, Iraq
  • Mr. Timothy E. Bell, DoD contractor, was lost on April 9, 2004, while working in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Staff Sgt. Ahmed K. Altaie, U.S. Army, was lost on Oct. 23, 2006 while serving in Iraq as a translator for the U.S. military
  • Mr. Adnan al-Hilawi, DoD contractor, was lost on March 3, 2007, while working in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. Army, was lost July 30, 2009/July 2, 2009, while serving in eastern Afghanistan.
BERGDAHL, BOWE R. MISSING/CAPTURED   -   returned to U.S. Control

1st Lt Jacob N. Fritz

Spc. Johnathan B. Chism

Pfc. Shawn P. Falter

Pvt. Johnathon M. Millican.

Captured and Executed

Died January 20, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Family focused on funeral, not details of soldier’s death

By Josh Funk

The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — The parents of an Army officer killed in Iraq Jan. 20 are more focused on planning their son’s funeral than learning the exact circumstances of his death.......

...The U.S. military confirmed Jan. 26 that four soldiers were abducted during the attack in Karbala on Jan. 20. It said three were shot to death and a fourth was mortally wounded with a gunshot to the head when they were found in a neighboring province, far from the compound where they were captured.

The military’s statement confirmed details the AP reported earlier. Two of the four abducted soldiers were handcuffed together in the back seat of a sport-utility vehicle near the southern Iraqi town of Mahawil. A third dead soldier was on the ground nearby. The fourth soldier died on the way to a hospital, the military said....


There was no cadence, only silence, as 150 Army and Air Force cadets from Creighton and UNO marched into Memorial Park, gathered together to ...


ROBERTS, NEIL C. Captured and Executed