Captured, Held & Released by Iran

Is this incident similar to the 2006 Air Force situation...and have they all officially been declared an OIF POW?
4 US Soldiers

Sgt. James "Jim" Robinson of Moundsville

Spc. Steven Bliss of St. Clairsville

Staff Sgt. Shawn R. Justice, 30, of Clarksburg

Spc. Bill Z. Powell, 23, of Huntington.

3 June 2003 news article that mentions the 1092nd Engineers and how the soldiers were detained by the Iranians when crossing the waters.

Re: 4 US Soldiers Captured, Held & Released by Iran

From: POW-MIA InterNetwork

Date: June 03, 2003

 "U.S. Soldiers, Civilians Held Overnight by Iranians
Tuesday, June 3, 2003; Page A18

Four U.S. soldiers and five civilians in two boats were detained by Iranians, blindfolded and interrogated Sunday before being released yesterday, the U.S. Central Command said. Two of the civilians were still being held.

Four soldiers from the Army's 1092nd Engineer Battalion, a civilian Army contractor, two civilian boat captains and two boat drivers were sailing up the Shatt al Arab waterway in the Faw peninsula on Sunday to pick up Iraqi personnel of the South Oil Co. when they were detained by Iranians, Navy Cmdr. Dan Gage, a spokesman for the Central Command headquarters in Tampa said......

2003 The Washington Post Company"

Local Soldiers Are Home After Capture


Two area soldiers who were captured by Iranian forces in early June have returned to American soil and will spend the Fourth of July weekend with their families. Sgt. James "Jim" Robinson of Moundsville and Spc. Steven Bliss of St. Clairsville, both members of the Moundsville-based Detachment 1 Co. C of the 1092nd Engineers Battalion, were among four West Virginia National Guardsmen detained and subsequently released by the Iranians.

 The other two guardsmen welcomed home Tuesday were Staff Sgt. Shawn R. Justice, 30, of Clarksburg, and Spc. Bill Z. Powell, 23, of Huntington......

11 Nov 09 article published in The State Journal (West Virginia) titled "Former POW Wants Americans to Never Forget".
Former POW Wants Americans to Never Forget
Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009 ; 03:47 PM

Veterans Day we pause to salute all the men and women who have selflessly served in the United States Armed Forces.

Story by Crissy Clutter

WHEELING  -- ....Specialist Steve Bliss, Jr., said that he and three other soldiers were providing security for a contractor out of Kuwait and their mission, on water, was to pick up oil workers in Iran and bring them back to Iraq, but that mission was cut short. ....