as Prisoner of War, Missing in Action, Killed in Action/Body not
Recovered, AWOL, PFOD,
or Returned Alive.
noted as POW, MIA, or KIA/BNR
Notes, quotes, links,
statistics, information, media headlines - all wars
The men and women listed have all been administratively declared dead
despite the fact they were "last known alive" during
History of the POW bracelet
When and how to
return a bracelet
from those who care - still
wearing bracelets, decades after the losses during
From a POW/MIA daughter, Diane Moore
From a POW/MIA sister, Donna Elliot
Order a POW Bracelet
POW/MIA, remains returned or KIA
Books, Movies, Newsletters
Wartime Live Sightings
The transcript of the German propaganda film with captured
19 NEW POW CASES
“Torture Experiences of Prisoners
Dr Well's abstract
by Henry Mark Holzer
A MUST READ
Jane Fonda and "100 Top Women of the Century"
A MUST read to stop the email hoax from 1999...
More files and
POWs and Politics -
"Vietnamese reports about U.S. POWs not previously
known by the Defense Department"
1 Aug 1992
Reported Died in Captivity and not listed on Current
DoD/Vessey/SSC priority lists."
Torturers - NVN
DIA -North Vietnamese
associated with U.S. Prisoners of War
Listing on Vietnam Wall sought for troops
in 1962 plane crash
Family wants to see Mansfield soldier
to Vietnam memorial
Washington Post, March 17, 1962
The history of
those held Prisoner of War when the USS Pueblo was captured by the
North Korean's in 1968.
List of those held
23 January 1968 – the USS Pueblo was seized in
international waters by
North Korean forces. It
was only the second US Navy ship to be captured by
enemy forces since the War of 1812 (the river
gunboat USS Wake was captured
by Japanese forces on
8 December 1941). It remains on the roster of US
From the desk of
Billy Cox, Staff Writer for the Herald Tribune (Sarasota
- 50th Anniversary of the release of US Military
personnel from the USS PUEBLO as told by former Prisoner
of War, Rick Rogala, US Navy, SK-3, POW- 23 January
1968- 23 December 1968.
Rick and many of his
shipmates are still working hard today to get the USS
Pueblo return to the United States Navy.
the difference between murder and massacre?
Liberty Cover Up
Fate of Marines left behind in Cambodia in 1975 haunts comrades
The "Mayaguez Incident"
bios in link -
Disturbing new details reveal what the U.S. government has kept
hidden for decades.
Those held by China
April 2-April 11, 2001
The history of those held
"444 days", 1979 - 1980
Americans held in Iran waited decades for relief. Now
they face a new challenge.
Somalia, 1993 and
Shot down June 2, 1995
and held in Yugoslavia in 1999
Captured, Held & Released by Iran
The 1986 bombing raid on
we still ask
Where is Paul Lorence?
William R. Higgins
Marine Col on
mission for UN in Lebanon, was taken hostage on February 17, 1988. He was murdered sometime during the next couple years and declared
dead July 6, 1990. Honored by the Navy, the USS HIGGINS DDG 76
was named in his memory. Awarded POW Medal 2003.
1991 GULF WAR POW/MIA,
U.S. Military, Civilians and Foreign Nationals
The Returnees sue Iraq and Saddam Hussein
The story of the search for "Spike" from
1991 - 2009
POW/MIA, KIA/BNR, and Returnees
U.S. Military, Civilians and Foreign Nationals
2006 - "PAT 332"
Gulf War / OIF / OEF / Afghanistan
and bio links for those captured, missing, DUSTWUN, AWOL, remains
returned from a missing type status.
a retired FBI agent and private investigator who
disappeared from an
Iranian island in 2007,
is believed to have died in Iranian custody,
his family revealed in
a statement Wednesday....
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Pictures Released of Captured
Former FBI Agent
Bob Levinson's family releases photos
of man believed to have been kidnapped in Iran in
Christine Levinson CNN
FBI Statement on 12th
Anniversary of the Abduction of Robert
March 9, 2019 marks
the 12th anniversary of the
abduction of Robert A. “Bob”
Levinson from Kish Island, Iran.
This milestone is an opportunity for
the leadership of the government of
Iran to demonstrate its commitment
to basic freedoms and civil rights
and return Mr. Levinson home to his
family. During the past 12 years,
"Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search For
has just been made
available for free,
online screening on the
John Hartley Robertson
Neither DNA nor fingerprints
reportedly confirmed these claims.
How this Long Island man ended up in a Chinese prison on
Austin Tice, who served as an infantry officer in the Marine
Corps, was abducted in August 2012
in Darayya, a suburb of Damascus, three months after he entered the
country, according to the U.S. government. The status of Tice and other American hostages in Syria
is unknown, ....
Namazi – Iran -
Namazi – Iran -
‘Very grim existence’: Former US Marine
Whelan speaks of life in Russian labor camp
The 50-year-old Whelan, giving his first detailed
interview since his arrest in December 2018, said he was spending his
days sewing prison uniforms in the camp “workhouse” and is taking “one
day at a time” — not focusing on his 16-year sentence on espionage
charges that he has always rejected.
Prison guards are waking him at night every two hours to
take his photograph, he said....
A Russian court
found ex-U.S. marine Paul Whelan guilty of spying for the United
States on Monday and sentenced him to 16 years. He was arrested in
December 2018 by Russian agents....
Russia Jails US Marine Veteran for 9 Years over Police
A Russian court on Thursday sentenced former U.S.
Marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison for assaulting police
officers while drunk. His conviction follows the high-profile
trial of another former U.S. Marine, Paul Whelan, last month on
espionage charges in a case that has fuelled speculation of a
prisoner exchange with the United States...
Reed has been
held in a Moscow prison in pre-trial detention since August 2019.
US Marine is sentenced to nine years in a Russian
penal colony 'for attacking two police officers while black-out
drunk on vodka' as his father blasts 'corrupt' trial
Trevor Reed, 29,
was handed the sentence on Thursday after being found guilty of
attacking two Russian police officers while drunk last year,
amid suspicion he was set up as part of a prisoner swap....
Feb 5, 2020 - Mark
R. Frerichs of
Lombard, Illinois, was kidnapped last Friday in Khost, a
province located in the southeastern part of the country that
Heath, 39, was arrested at a roadblock in Venezuela on September 10
He was accused of being a
terrorist and spy for President Trump
Heath was charged in an
alleged terrorist plot to sabotage oil refineries and electrical
service in order to stir unrest in the socialist country
His family is becoming
increasingly concerned about his welfare as neither they nor the
Trump administration have yet spoken to him ...
His family say they do not
know why he was in Venezuela
can also not explain his arrested on gun charges in Colombia in
Held hostage/Captured and released headlines
An American in
the Basement: The Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher
and the Cover-up of His Death
The incredible story of
denial, deceit, and deception that ultimately cost
Navy pilot Captain Michael Scott Speicher his life
is exposed in this military tell-all. Asserting that
years of information has been intentionally kept
from an American public, the book reveals that,
contrary to reports, Speicher survived after he
ejected from his stricken F/A-18 Hornet on the first
night of the Persian Gulf War. Protected by a
Bedouin tribal group, he evaded Saddam’s capture for
nearly four years. In that time he was repeatedly
promised by an American intelligence asset that a
deal for his repatriation would be worked out but it
never was. Speicher was left behind. After Saddam
Hussein captured him, Speicher spent the next eight
years in a secret Baghdad prison and being moved
around in secret to avoid an American task force
looking for him, and before he was killed after the
United States invaded Iraq in March 2003. Author Amy
Waters Yarsinske, a former naval intelligence
officer and a veteran investigator and author,
presents her fascinating case after years of
AP IMPACT: MIA
work 'acutely dysfunctional'
By ROBERT BURNS Jul. 7
10:22 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's effort to account for tens
of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign
wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks
descending from "dysfunction to total failure," according to
an internal study suppressed by military officials.
Largely beyond the public spotlight, the decades-old
pursuit of bones and other MIA evidence is sluggish, often
duplicative and subjected to too little scientific rigor,
the report says.....
Pentagon orders new review of POW-MIA group,
citing concern about ...
The decision announced Tuesday follows The Associated
Press's disclosure of an internal report that said the Joint
POW-MIA Accounting Command is "acutely ...
American Trophies: How US POWs
Were Surrendered to North Korea, China and Russia by
Washington's "Cynical Attitude"
and will be released
through Amazon on July 27, the 60th anniversary of
the Armistice of the Korean War.
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