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Vietnam
POW/MIA NAMES

All those noted as Prisoner of War, Missing in Action, Killed in Action/Body not Recovered, AWOL, PFOD, Remains Returned,
or Returned Alive.

Remains Returned
Previously noted as POW, MIA, or KIA/BNR
from Vietnam

The POW Issue
Notes, quotes, links, statistics, information, media headlines - all wars

Last Known Alive
The men and women listed have all been administratively declared dead despite the fact they were "last known alive" during Vietnam. 


History of the POW bracelet
 

When and how to
return a bracelet

LOVELETTERS
 
from those who care - still wearing bracelets, decades after the losses during Vietnam

From a POW/MIA daughter, Diane Moore

 From a POW/MIA sister, Donna Elliot


Order a POW Bracelet
POW/MIA, remains returned or KIA

What to Do
Books, Movies, Newsletters

Wartime Live Sightings
Vietnam
Pilots in Pajamas
The transcript of the German propaganda film  with captured Vietnam POWs
19 NEW POW CASES

2006
“Torture Experiences of Prisoners 
Held in North Vietnam

Dr Well's abstract for poster entitled 
http://mainemilitarymuseum.info/photos-and-videos/
Photos

http://mainemilitarymuseum.info/photos-and-videos/
Videos

The Copper-stained Skeleton 

by  Henry Mark Holzer 

A MUST READ

Hanoi Jane  
aka
Jane Fonda

 

Jane Fonda and "100 Top Women of the Century"   

A MUST read to stop the email hoax from 1999...

 

Reports
More files and documents- includes
POWs and Politics -
What Hanoi Knows

and  59

Tourison Memos
22 July 1992
"Vietnamese reports about U.S. POWs not previously known by the Defense Department"

1 Aug 1992
"Individuals Reported Died in Captivity and not listed on Current DoD/Vessey/SSC priority lists."

 


The Torturers - NVN
DIA -North Vietnamese Personnel  
associated with U.S. Prisoners of War

 

MISSING SINCE 1962

http://www.stripes.com/news/listing-on-vietnam-wall-sought-for-troops-killed-in-1962-plane-crash-1.231996

Listing on Vietnam Wall sought for troops killed
in 1962 plane crash


http://www.tauntongazette.com/article/20121110/News/311109701

Family wants to see Mansfield soldier added
to Vietnam memorial

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19620315-0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Tiger_Line_Flight_739

Washington Post, March 17, 1962

http://www.n6921c.com/Passengers.htm
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Pueblo Incident
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

 

The Butterfly Effect

...on 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 Navy ships today....


From the desk of Billy Cox, Staff Writer for the Herald Tribune (Sarasota Florida).

Christmas 2018 - 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.

https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190106/uss-pueblo-survivor-presses-for-ships-release

Rick and many of his shipmates are still working hard today to get the USS Pueblo return to the United States Navy.

USS LIBERTY, 1967

What's the difference between murder and massacre? 
USS Liberty ... 

USS Liberty Cover Up

Fate of Marines left behind in Cambodia in 1975 haunts comrades
The "Mayaguez Incident"

bios in link - see "Vietnam"
 
www.newsweek.com    Jan 2017
Disturbing new details reveal what the U.S. government has kept hidden for decades.

China
Those held by China 1952-1968
and
April 2-April 11, 2001

 

Divers to receive POW Medal, 30 years after hijacking

http://www.navytimes.com/story/military
/2015/03/28/pow-medals/70499386/%3E


March 28, 2015

Six Navy divers held captive for 17 days in Beirut, Lebanon, by jihadists in 1985 will be awarded the Prisoner of War Medal by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at a private, late April ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Iranian Hostage Crisis
The history of those held "444 days", 1979 - 1980

Rescue Attempt

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https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/wires/state-nation-world/americans-held-in-iran-waited-decades-for-relief-now-they-face-a-new-challenge/

Americans held in Iran waited decades for relief. Now they face a new challenge.

Michael Durant
Somalia, 1993 and Blackhawk Down
Scott Francis O'Grady
Shot down June 2, 1995
Yugoslavia
Those captured and held in Yugoslavia in 1999

Iran
Captured, Held & Released by Iran in 2003

Libya
The 1986 bombing raid on Tripoli -
we still ask
 Where is Paul Lorence?

William  R. Higgins and http://ojc.org/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.

Gulf War
1991 GULF WAR POW/MIA, KIA/BNR, Returnees, U.S. Military, Civilians and Foreign Nationals
The Returnees sue Iraq and Saddam Hussein
Michael Speicher

The story of the search for "Spike" from
1991 - 2009
 
Afghanistan
2003-2009
POW/MIA, KIA/BNR, and Returnees
U.S. Military, Civilians and Foreign Nationals
SERBIA

Rescue Story in AF Times

Dave "Fingers" Goldfein, Gen USAF AF-CC, and the story of his rescue (1999) were featured 19 June in the Air Force Times in an article by Stephen Losey:
 
"The cockpit recording is striking for how steady the pilot's voice remains. High above Serbia, Lt. Col. Dave Goldfein's F-16 has just been hit by a surface-to-air missile. His breathing accelerates as warning alerts blare, but with an even voice he informs his wingmen of his trajectory as the Fighting Falcon goes down. Only a brief, frustrated expletive betrays the pressure Goldfein feels in that moment. And just as quickly, his voice regains its edge as he tells his fellow pilots that he's going to glide as long as he can before he bails out. Then he issues a call: "Start finding me, boys." And with that, the mad dash to save the life of a U.S. Air Force pilot was on. Read the full article here.

Sudan
2006 - "PAT 332
"
 

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RELEASED
Dec17 2014

ALAN GROSS
and Cuba - 2009

http://www.bringalanhome.org/

Gulf War / OIF / OEF / Afghanistan
Media stories and bio links for those captured, missing, DUSTWUN, AWOL, remains returned from a missing type status.

 

 

 

 

https://www.foxnews.com/world/robert-levinson-retired-fbi-agent-presumed-dead-in-iranian-custody-over-a-
decade-after-disappearance-family-reveals
   03/25/2020

Robert Levinson, 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 2007.

http://www.helpboblevinson.com/

Christine Levinson CNN Interview

FBI Statement on 12th Anniversary of the Abduction of Robert A. Levinson

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, […]

 

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Iran Investigating Case of Former FBI Agent Who Went ...

https://time.com › World › Iran

Nov 9, 2019Iran said the case over the 2007 disappearance of former FBI agent Robert Levinson was "on going," renewing questions over what happened.

prisoners-released
01/16/2016

Marine vet held captive in Iran for
555 days - Tactical Life


 Mar 5, 2013  -- DETROIT The family of a retired U.S. Marine detained in Iran on espionage charges is begging for his freedom a year after his death sentence was overturned .... Amir Hekmati

 

"Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search For America's POWs" has just been made available for free, online screening on the web:  https://vimeo.com/62760333

Bill Dumas Productions
www.billdumas.com

 

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John Hartley Robertson

[THE IMPOSTER]

Neither DNA nor fingerprints
reportedly confirmed these claims.

RELEASED 05/31/2014

Sgt BOWE BERGDAHL
 

RELEASED
11/01/2014


Sgt Tahmooressi USMC
and Mexico

the-case-sgt-andrew-tahmooressi

RELEASED 01/21/16

Hekmati renounces Iranian-Citizenship

....  Iranian authorities arrested him while he visited relatives there in  Aug 2011 - more than three years ago - and have held him ever since.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/International/tortured-us-marine-amir-hekmati-sues-iran-detention/story?id=39007079 
May 10, 2016

 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/detained-journalist-austin-tice-s-parents-says-there-s-no-n1001631

   05/03/19

She notes that, “there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind” that her son is alive...
 

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, ....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/university-of-virginia-student-otto-warmbier-in-a-coma-released            6/13/17
RIP

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be in a coma, released from North Korea

Americans in North Korean prisons    RELEASED 05/09/18

 | May 2, 2018

The Washington Times reports that three Americans held in North Korean prisons are preparing for their release; The three Americans — Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim — were released from a North Korean labor camp and sent to Pyongyang for medical treatment, the Financial Times reported. […]

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45841276

 

Andrew Brunson: Turkey releases US pastor after two years  10/12/18

 

    12/07/18

A new report shows Layla Shwekani, 28, was killed in Syria in 2016. Shwekani, who was engaged, was detained in February 2016 and her family just learned her fate after a report was released Sunday....

  02/09/19      http://enews.earthlink.net/article/top?guid=20190109/f05f505f-7149-4446-a219-090c42bd6808

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran confirmed Wednesday it is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be detained under President Donald Trump's administration....

03/11/19  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6794575/Verdict-issued-against-US-Navy-veteran-held-Iran.html

   U.S. Navy veteran Michael White has been declared guilty of unknown crimes in Iran after he was taken captive back in July....

03/19/2020     https://www.foxnews.com/world/american-michael-white-held-in-iran-since-2018-released-on-medical-furlough

American Michael White held in Iran since 2018 released on medical furlough

 

03/25/2020  https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/politics/navy-vet-freed-from-iranian-prison-ill-seeks-transfer-to-us/

 

Navy vet freed from Iranian prison ill, seeks transfer to US 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy veteran released from an Iranian prison last week on a medical furlough says he is sick with symptoms of the coronavirus and is requesting a humanitarian evacuation to the United States for medical treatment...


05/07/2020: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/07/us-eyes-deal-free-navy-veteran-iran-pushes-back-swap.html?ESRC=eb_200507.nl

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials believe they’re making progress in efforts to secure the release from Iran of a detained Navy veteran, but they are pushing back on Iranian suggestions that a swap is in the works for an imprisoned Iranian that American officials have been trying to deport since last year.    Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy Homeland Security secretary, said Wednesday that the cases of American detainee Michael White in Iran and Sirous Asgari, the Iranian imprisoned in the United States, have never been connected. He expressed frustration with recent comments from Iranian officials that there may be a link between the two and complained that Iran had been slow to accept Asgari’s return....

04/04/19

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/israel-recovers-body-u-s-born-soldier-missing-1982-n990481

 

... Zachary Baumel, who immigrated to Israel with his parents from New York in 1970, was 21 when he fought in Israel's invasion of Lebanon and was declared missing in action along with two other soldiers in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub...

 
 

 

08/24/19

  1. Austin Tice – Syria - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/detained-journalist-austin-tice-s-parents-says-there-s-no-n1001631
     

  2. “We’re trying to find the key -- or someone who has the key -- to bringing Austin home,” Marc Tice, Austins father, told Connecting Vets.

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05/04/19

  1. Xiyue Wang – Iran - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iran-detains-president-hassan-rouhani-brother-sentences-xiyue-wang/

  2. Reza Shahini – Iran - https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-iran-prisoner-20161025-snap-story.html

  3. Siamak Namazi – Iran - https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/19/world/asia/siamak-namazi-iran-prison.html

  4. Baquer Namazi – Iran - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/baquer-namazi-iran-reprieve-from-jail-to-ailing-u-s-citizen-held-since-2016/

  5. Robert Levinson – Iran - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Robert_Levinson

To the best of my knowledge they are STILL Being held against their will. All are American citizens or hold Dual citizenship which includes American.    mm
 

Many of these may NOT have Geneva Convention protections...
Held by militias? Militants? Declared War?

https://www.foxnews.com/us/american-detained-in-lebanon-released-after-6-months
 

American detained in Lebanon released after 6 months
 

03/19/2020

Amer Fakhoury, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested in his native Lebanon during a family trip in September......

 
Feb 5, 2020 - Mark RFrerichs of Lombard, Illinois, was kidnapped last Friday in Khost, a province located in the southeastern part of the country that borders ...

https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/news/seal-team-six-hostage-rescue-mission-in-afghanistan

SEAL Team Six attempts to rescue American contractor in Afghanistan

04/30/2020

SEAL Team Six commandos raided a village looking for former Navy diver turned contractor Mark R. Frerichs who was kidnapped in Afghanistan back in early February, the Associated Press reports.....  From the perspective of the U.S. government, Frerichs appears to have vanished without a trace. If he was kidnapped by the Haqqanis, it is possible he was smuggled from Khowst into Pakistan, according to an analyst that Connecting Vets spoke to. This would likely be the same underground railroad used to transport Bowe Bergdahl, the captured U.S. soldier who was freed in 2014 after extended negotiations. 

 

Remains Returned and Casualties:

Remains Returned

VIETNAM

WWII and Korea and Cold War

 

Sept 11, 2001
Lest we forget and the
list of those who lost their lives on 9/11

 

THE WAR ON TERROR
2001- current
 Casualties
including Afghanistan

 

OIF/OEF
Casualties in Iraq

 

https://www.dpaa.mil/

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaOurMissing

SEARCH OUR MISSING

No longer noted by DPAA - but not forgotten.

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/doughboy-mia-database-1917-1920.html

Doughboy MIA Database 1917-1920

Presented here is a complete list of all known US service personnel Missing in Action from the First World War. The list is searchable in various ways. We encourage you to explore...

 

Memorial Day....

MORE

An American in the Basement: The Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death

http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1937584208

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 research.

 

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.....
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Pentagon orders new review of POW-MIA group, citing concern about ...
Newser
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.

You can learn more by going to the website, http://cynicalattitude.com/

 

                                             

 


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