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Name: Michael Scott Speicher
Rank at Loss/Branch: Lt.Cdr./US Navy
Rank in 2002: Commander
Age at Loss: 33, 
Born: March 1958
Age in 2002: 44
Home City of Record: Jacksonville FL
Date of Loss: 17 January 1991
Country of Loss: Unknown
Loss Coordinates:
Original Status: Missing in Action
Status Changed to KIA/BNR May 1991
Status changed BACK to MIA 01/10/01

The U.S. Navy has changed the status of Gulf War pilot Scott Speicher from missing in action to missing-captured 10/11/2002

date of photo unknown


More on the Second Set of M S S Initials March 28, 2004, an article by Wes Allison of the St. Petersburg Times reports: “Late last year, soldiers found another set of MSS initials on the  post of a carport at a detention center near Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, an aide to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D - Fla., told the St. Petersburg Times last week."

National Alliance of Families 03/28/2004

U.S. Veterans Dispatch/1996
Ted Sampley

Lt. Cmdr. Micahel S. Speicher: Expendable

There is no chance Lt. Cmdr. Michael S. Speicher survived, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney assured the American people within hours of the Navy pilot's failure to return to the aircraft carrier Saratoga on the night of Jan. 16, 1991. He was last heard from over Iraqi flying northeast toward Baghdad.   

Speicher, 33, of Jacksonville, Fla, was the first U. S. pilot shot down in the Gulf War. He left a wife, a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year old son.   

On Jan. 18, 1991, less than 48-hours after Speicher became missing, the Pentagon said his single-seat FA-18 Hornet fighter bomber was shot down by an Iraqi surface-to-air missile. The plane "exploded to bits" in the sky after being hit.   

"Evidently, pieces of the plane were strewn all over the Iraqi landscape and Speicher's wing mates saw it happen," the official said.   

So, if Speicher and his aircraft "exploded to bits" all over the Iraqi sky in 1991, why, in December 1995, did a Pentagon team go to Iraq On a secret mission to look at the wreckage of Speicher's fighter end to search for his remains?   

The search mission, which was led by the International Committee of the Red Cross and undertaken with the approval of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, found the wreckage virtually intact and upside down.

Pentagon spokesman Bev Baker said the U.S. team, which conducted a week long excavation and search of the site, found "no human remains" in the wreckage or around the crash site.   

Evidence is now surfacing indicating that Speicher parachuted from his plane, landed safely, was alive on the ground and later captured. These revelations have the Pentagon scrambling for cover. Naval intelligence is now saying they were never sure why Speicher's plane disintegrated in midair. They now conclude he either had a freak midair collision with an Iraqi MIG-25 or that the enemy plane shot him out of the sky.   

Pentagon officials told the press in December that a parry of hunters discovered the crash site of Speicher's Navy FA-18 two years ago and that as a result, a U.S. spy satellite photographed the crash site. Intelligence officials conveyed the images to the POW/MIA office at the Defense Department. Secretary of State Warren Christopher contacted the Red Cross in Baghdad and requested its assistance.   

"Not exactly," a Capitol Hill source familiar with the case told the U.S. Veteran Dispatch.

"A couple of years ago, Naval Intelligence picked up a story that Speicher had survived the shoot down and was captured by the Iraqis," the source explained.   

"As a result, Pentagon intelligence went back and looked at old satellite imagery of the Speicher crash site which was in a wasteland far from civilization. Beside Speicher's ejection seat located on the ground several miles away from the wreckage of the aircraft' the analysts found the image of a two-letter Escape and Evade (E and E) symbol used by downed pilots to indicate they are alive and want to be rescued.   

"They also checked the debriefs of other pilots who had been shot down and released from Iraq. They may have even reinterviewed some of the former prisoners. One pilot said he was told by his Iraqi captors that 'the guy in the FA-18 shot down on the first day is on the run and we're going toe catch him," the source said.   

When asked if it was true that the Pentagon had satellite imagery of Speicher's ejection seat and E and E code, Baker said "The Pentagon does not discuss intelligence reports."

She said it was still the position of the Department of Defense that Speicher was killed in action, body not returned, and that pilot
observation remained the basis of that conclusion. 

The U.S. government's rush to declare Speicher dead is a glaring example of the Pentagon's secret policy of writing off military personnel who become captured or missing during a conflict as "expendable."   

As servicemen and women start falling into the hands of an enemy, the Pentagon simply declares them missing in action and denies all knowledge of Americans being captured. If some of the missing are resumed alive at the end of hostilities, it is a plus for the Pentagon. For those who are not returned, it is easier for the Pentagon to close the book by declaring them killed in action, body not returned.   

Even after Cable News Network (CNN) reported Iraq's minister of information saying that American pilots had been captured and that reporters would be allowed to meet with them, the Pentagon denied knowledge of any Americans being captured.   

"We know of no American prisoners of war," Lt. Gen. Thomas Kelly, operations director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said when asked by reporters if Iraq were holding any U.S. prisoners of war.   

Only after video interviews of allied POWs were broadcast on Iraqi television and later in the United States did the Pentagon officially declare that the Iraqis were holding U.S. prisoners.   

It was nearly two weeks after 20-year-old Army Spec. Melissa Rathbun-Nealy and 23 year-old Amy Spec. David Lockett disappeared before the Pentagon officially declared them missing in action.   

The Pentagon had held the two absent without leave (AWOL) despite eyewitness accounts from American servicemen who saw them being captured and reports that a captured Iraqi soldier had said he helped transport two Americans, a white female and a black male (Nealy is white and Lockett is black.) to Basra, a key Iraqi command center north of Kuwait.   

Nealy's father, Leo Rathbun, took matters into his own hands and appealed directly to Saddam Hussein asking him to acknowledge his daughter as a prisoner of war.   

Rathbun told The Grand Rapids Press that he did not want his daughter forgotten if a peace plan calling for the release of all prisoners were to be signed.   

"The Army has not recognized Melissa as a POW and if the war ends, I believe the Bush administration would ignore the problem of MlAs and POWs just as previous administrations ignored the MIAs and POWs still thought to be held in Vietnam," Rathbun said in the interview.   

Neither the U.S. or Iraqi governments officially acknowledged that Nealy and Lockett were prisoners of war until they were released in February 1991.   

Is Speicher alive? There certainly is evidence that he was alive after being shot down and in the absence of credible evidence proving him dead, all Americans must demand his immediate release.   

Dozens more like Speicher are missing as a result of the war with Iraq and only the Pentagon knows exactly how many.   

The Pentagon has always lied to the American people about U.S. servicemen known to be captives of an enemy. The Iying is as deadly for the captured and missing as an enemy bullet and it is time for it to stop. We must demand that our government be absolutely honest and accurate in accounting for our missing servicemen.   

Otherwise, those brave men and women now serving our country in Bosnia will also be treated as expendable, abandoned to the enemy and allowed to disappear.   

That is exactly what happened to Lt. Cmd. Speicher and many unfortunate U.S. servicemen captured in Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam and in the Gulf.

March 19, 1999

The Honorable Richard Danzig
     Secretary of the Navy
     Pentagon, Room 4E686
     Washington, D.C. 20350-1000    

Dear Secretary Danzig:

        We are writing to request that you use your authority under Title 37, USCS, Section 555 (a) and 556 (d) to reconsider and
change or modify the "finding of death" determination made by the Secretary of the Navy's designee on May 22, 1991 with respect to Lt. Cmdr. Michael Scott Speicher, USN.  We strongly believe, for the reasons noted below, that such action is indeed "warranted by information that has been received and other circumstances," as provided for in the above-cited law.  We have further been advised that status determinations with respect to Lt. Cmdr. Speicher are not currently covered by the Missing Persons Act, Title 10, USCS, Sections 1501-1510, as amended, thereby making action under Title 37 appropriate.    

        Lt. Cmdr. Speicher was the first American to be listed as missing in action when his F-18 was lost over Iraq during a combat strike mission in the first hours of the Gulf War in January, 1991. When the war ended, the Iraqi Government returned a "soft tissue fragment and hair bearing skin" which allegedly related to Lt. Cmdr. Speicher. However, subsequent DNA tests determined the remains were not those of Lt. Cmdr. Speicher.    

        The Navy convened a Status Review Board on May 20, 1991 to consider the state of evidence at that time related to Lt. Cmdr. Speicher's loss.  On May 22, 1991, the late Admiral Mike Boorda, then Chief of Naval Personnel, approved and signed out the board-recommended "finding of death" which resulted in Lt. Cmdr. Speicher's status being changed from missing in action to killed in action.       

        In December, 1993, a Qatari official and his hunting party came upon Lt. Cmdr. Speicher's aircraft wreckage in Iraq.  He
immediately forwarded to U.S. military officials pictures of the plane's canopy, a shard of metal with serial numbers, and passed on his recollection of having seen the ejection seat as well.  Two years later, in December, 1995, U.S. crash site specialists from
the Department of Defense were permitted to access the crash site, following coordination efforts between the Iraqi Government and the International Committee of the Red Cross.  The results of the crash-site investigation were briefed to the Congress in the winter and spring of 1996.  In December, 1997, we were further briefed on this matter by the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Frederick Smith, in response to concerns generated by the attached New York Times story.    

        In February, 1998, a classified follow-up briefing on this case was provided to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO).  In September, 1998, pursuant to our earlier inquiries on this matter, the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense provided to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence a classified chronology outlining Intelligence Community activities bearing on the issues raised as a result of Lt. Cmdr. Speicher's loss.  The briefing materials and the chronology referenced above are available for your review.  We strongly believe that the information contained therein supports the request we are making of you with this letter.

        During the last three years, we understand that the Department of Defense has refused to authorize any further approaches to the Iraqi Government concerning the fate of Lt. Cmdr. Speicher "because of the state of U.S.-Iraqi relations."  Nonetheless, our offices were informed during a briefing we received on March 12, 1999 that the official publicly-stated position of the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) with respect to whether the available evidence indicates Lt. Cmdr. Speicher perished in his aircraft incident, is "we don't know."  As you know, the DPMO is charged with developing, implementing, and overseeing policy on unaccounted for U.S. personnel for the Department of Defense.    

        In view of the official position of the Department of Defense and the classified evidence now available to the Department of the Navy, we believe that the justification for the finding of death determination in May, 1991, is no longer valid and conclusive.  We,  therefore, urge you to use your statutory authority to change the status of Lt. Cmdr. Speicher back to "missing in action" -- a status that more accurately reflects the available evidence and provides a presumptive "benefit of the doubt" to Lt. Cmdr.      Speicher.  We owe nothing less to Lt. Cmdr. Speicher and his family.    

        We look forward to your response, and thank you for your personal attention to this very important matter that deeply concerns us.

                                  Sincerely yours,

       <Signed>                                  <Signed>
        BOB SMITH                                 ROD GRAMS
        United States Senator                     United States Senator


May 02, 2000

CBS News | The First Casualty

The First Casualty

A Downed Gulf War Flier
Labeled 'Killed In Action'
But What Really Happened To Him?

(CBS) On January 17, 1991, the first night of the Gulf War, Lieutenant Commander Michael Scott Speicher was shot down over Iraq. He became the conflict's first American casualty.

But there's one problem: There is no evidence that he is dead. Bob Simon reports. ......


Navy Changes Status of Gulf War Pilot

Updated 7:14 PM ET January 10, 2001

By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a highly unusual move, the Navy has changed the status of Lt. Cmdr. Michael Speicher, shot down in an F-18 fighter on the opening night of the 1991 Gulf War, from killed in action to missing, officials said Wednesday.

Navy Secretary Richard Danzig notified the Speicher family of the decision Wednesday, according to officials in the office of
Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who has long challenged the Pentagon's official "finding of death" for Speicher. The officials discussed
the matter on condition they not be identified. Pentagon officials confirmed the information.......


US Changes Pilot Status to 'Missing' After Gulf War

Updated 7:58 AM ET January 11, 2001
By Charles Aldinger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an unusual step, the Navy has decided to change the status of a U.S. fighter pilot shot down
over Iraq early in the 1991 Gulf War from "killed in action" to "missing in action" because of evidence that he may have survived
the crash, Navy officials said on Thursday.

Navy Secretary Richard Danzig on Wednesday notified relatives of Lt. Cmdr. Michael Scott Speicher, who had been listed as
killed since shortly after the war, according to the officials who asked not to be identified......


Subject: Fw: news release on Speicher
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 08:20:50 -0800


Houston Chronicle
Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Pilot's MIA status based on sources, official  says Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Navy's decision to change  the status of Gulf War pilot Lt. Cmdr. Michael S. Speicher  from killed in action to missing in action was based on  intelligence information from several different sources, a  Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Kenneth Bacon, spokesman for Defense Secretary William Cohen, said some of the information was received after the Navy reaffirmed in 1996 its previous determination that Speicher had been killed on an F- 18 combat mission over Iraq on Jan. 17, 1991......


New Leads Emerge On Missing Flier

Gulf War:  U.S. senator says pilot downed in 1991 may have survived and that
recent reports back idea he could have been taken prisoner by Iraqis.

By Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer

Los Angeles Times; February 9, 2001

WASHINGTON--Recent publicity about the first U.S. casualty of the 1991 Persian Gulf War has loosed an outpouring
of new leads in the mysterious case, including information that could support the notion that the flier survived his crash and
was taken prisoner by the Iraqis, according to a U.S. lawmaker. 

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the leads have come to light since last
month, when Navy Lt.Cmdr. Michael Scott Speicher was officially reclassified from "killed in action" to "missing in action."  .....


Subject: POW
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 16:49:54 -0700
To: <>

Please pass on the following information about the POW/MIA issue.  I have recently received a letter about a pilot, Lt Cmdr Michael Speicher, who was shot down in the Gulf War and is believed to be captured and held prisoner
by Iraq.  If any one has any information and documentation on personnel that may be POW/MIA during the Gulf War please contact the appropriate Senator on the Senate Armed Services Committee and Personnel subcommittee or Roger Hall, who will make sure it gets to the proper Senators. Roger Hall can be contacted:

                            8715 First Ave., Apt 827 C
                            Silver spring, MD  20910

Original Message:

To All concerned on America's POW:
     The 2001 Senate Intelligence Act included POWs coverage on cases going back to 1990. The Senate Intelligence bill originally included coverage of Vietnam era POWs, but the DOD fought this; when time ran out the Intelligence Committee had to settle on the 1990 limit. The limit does cover new live sighting reports on Vietnam cases received after 1990.

     It was pointed out that the Senate Armed Services Committee and Personnel subcommittee have not been getting any support, positive feedback, or pressure on the Lt. Cmdr. Michael Speicher case from the veteran's organizations. There is a feeling among some Senator's that there is little interest being shown in the Speicher case or the POW issue. Some Senators see the Speicher case as the best possibility of a live POW, but there is no veteran support. Furthering the Speicher case is a goal itself, but doing so will also bring needed support for Vietnam era cases.

     Without continued pressure on the Senate by the Legion and other veteran's groups nothing will be done. They need to hear Veteran's demands to do more, to account on what is being done for the return of Lt. Cmdr. Michael Speicher. Any help the Legion can bring to this important matter will help assure positive action by the committee for his safe return and not another remains case.

       Roger Hall
       8715 First Ave., apt 827C
       Silver Spring, MD 20910


For Immediate Release:

Two Men, Two Wars, Same Fate ~ Missing/Captured in Iraq

Jacksonville, Florida - January 17, 2005 -  Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher will host a prayer/candle vigil at Lake Shore United Methodist Church at 7:30 pm. The plight of two men, who have never met will bring together their friends and family members to discuss the one thing they have in common. The two men are United States Navy Pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher and Army Specialist Keith "Matt" Maupin. The common denominator between these two men is their status of Missing in Action/Captured in Iraq and their supporter's efforts to keep that status unchanged until they are found. The idea is to have this message heard across the nation while at the same time honoring Captain Speicher and the anniversary of his capture. January 17, 2005, marks the fourteenth year since Speicher originally went missing in Iraq. Matt Maupin has been missing now for nine months. Keith and Carolyn Maupin will be speaking at the church to honor their son, Matt Maupin's senior counterpart, Scott Speicher. By showing the two missing service members mirrored side by side, it is hoped by the Maupin family that this will help their son's case avoid the many missteps, which have been made in the Speicher case. In contrast, Maupin's more recent capture will help to shine new light on the Speicher case, bringing public awareness to a hero that has yet to be returned home after fourteen years. Other guest speakers will participate.
Speakers will include:  Bob Gandt, renowned author of military fiction including, Bogeys and Bandits, and Shadows of War, which is loosely based on Scott Speicher. Mr. Gandt also worked as writer and technical consultant for the popular TV series Pensacola:Wings of Gold.  Longtime Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher  member and current Delta Airlines pilot, Tim Goings. Mr. Goings piloted Apache Helicopters in the First Gulf War. POW advocate Ed Burge will speak as well as bring for viewing a special limited edition motorcycle dedicated to POW/MIA's including Captain Speicher. Former POW from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Chief Warrant Officer Ronald Young, Jr and many of Speicher's close friends.
Then LCDR Speicher was pronounced dead by Secretary of State Richard Cheney, the day after his plane was lost, January 18, 1991, with no search and rescue mission ever launched. On January 11, 2001, in light of new evidence that indicated Speicher safely ejected and with remains of his plane and canopy in tact, President Bill Clinton and the United States Navy, took the unprecedented action of changing now Captain Speicher from KIA to MIA. On October 11, 2002 the United States Navy changed Speicher's status once again to Missing/Captured, stating, " There is no evidence that Captain Speicher is dead." Since the current war in Iraq began, the initials MSS have been found all over parts of Iraq, including in a cell in Hakmiyah Prison and a carport beam at another detention center. Scott Speicher's name was also found written in an Iraqi prison log book, dated just before the war began. 
On April 9, 2004, PFC Matt Maupin's convoy is attacked west of Baghdad. April 13, 2004, Maupin is listed as missing. A videotape of Maupin surrounded by five hooded men airs on Al - Jazeera TV, April 16, 2004, confirming that Maupin has indeed been captured. May 1, 2004, the Army promotes Maupin to Specialist.  One month later in June of 2004, another videotape surfaces of a man Al - Jazeera claims as Maupin. The man in the video is shown being shot twice in the head and back. July 1, 2004, Brig. Gen. Michael W. Beasley, states that, " There is no bad information, no negative information with regard to Specialist Maupin that is known now. We are continuing full effort to locate him and return him to his family." Monday, August 9, 2004, military officials announced that analysis of the video in question is now complete. Major Mark Magalski, casualty assistant officer for the Maupin family, is quoted as saying, " There's nothing in the video that lends you to think it was Matt Maupin."
In March of 2002, Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher, Inc. was founded by Speicher's classmates of Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Florida. This group's mission is to raise awareness and finally bring Scott Speicher home. Vice President of the organization and Speicher friend Nels Jensen, says, " One reason I felt we were brought together is to serve as a beacon of light for our fallen warriors. It's necessary to point out the errors in judgements or mistakes made from 14 years ago concerning Scott, but more importantly our calling may be to ensure these mistakes never happen again as in the case of Matt Maupin." Carolyn and Keith Maupin have accepted an invitation to not only speak at this vigil but to join together with Speicher members in the fight for their son and Scott Speicher.
                                                       # # #
For more information and/or to schedule an interview with one of the speakers, please contact Georgia Davis, member of Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher, at 904-292-4197 or by email at
Secretary of the Navy announces decision to review status of Capt. Speicher
Story Number: NNS050405-13
Release Date: 4/5/2005 2:49:00 PM

From Chief of Navy Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Upon review of an intelligence community report regarding the case of Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England directed the Chief of Naval Personnel to convene a board to review the classification of Speicher’s status as Missing/Captured.

Speicher’s, aircraft was shot down Jan. 17, 1991, the first day of the Gulf War. In October 2002, England changed Speicher’s status from Missing in Action to Missing/Captured.

The report provides an update for the Offices of the secretaries of Defense and Navy concerning intelligence community actions between November 2002 and March 2005 to determine the fate of Speicher, classified as Missing/Captured from the Gulf War.

Panel to review war pilot's status
The Washington Times: Nation/Politics -
April 05, 2005

            By Bill Gertz

            Navy Secretary Gordon England has ordered a special panel to review the status of Navy Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, the pilot declared
killed in combat in 1991 but later classified as captured during the Persian Gulf War.
           Upon review of an intelligence community report regarding the case of Captain Speicher, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England directed the chief of naval personnel to convene a board to review the classification of Speicher's status as missing/captured, a Navy official said.......

Not Forgotten, Ever: U.S. Navy Pilot Still Unaccounted For After 14 Years In Iraq

Friends of Captain Michael "Scott" Speicher, a Navy pilot who was captured after being shot down in the first Gulf war, have created a new website as a show of renewed faith and spirit in the search for this still-unaccounted for American hero. Despite recent negative news releases in the media regarding Captain Speicher's current Missing In Action/Captured status, friends of the missing hero are showing that not only have they not lost hope for his homecoming, but are instead displaying the tenaciousness that has become their trademark. The site, created by the Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher group, offers a glimpse at Captain Speicher as a "real" person by using pictures and relevant news articles as well as a song written for the Navy pilot, and a public forum where interested parties can communicate their thoughts on Speicher's situation

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2005 -- Do you think the world has given up hope for missing/captured Navy pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher? If so, think again. Despite all the negative reports coming out of the media recently, Scott's friends and supporters—in a spirit of renewed strength—have launched a brand new website to educate others about this true American hero, missing since the first Gulf war. You can find the new site at

Some of what makes this new website unique is its capacity to offer a comprehensive biography of Scott Speicher the friend, the family man, the hero—and the prisoner of war. With links to a vast array of available transcripts, documents and news items, the site also offers never-before-seen photos, a forum that allows opinions and ideas to be shared, and even a song that was written for Scott by members of Friends and can be downloaded in MP3 format.

The search is still on for Captain Speicher, but many citizens of the U.S. aren't even aware of who he is. That is the primary reason for launching the new website—to allow Michael "Scott" Speicher to enter the homes of the American public as a real, living, breathing person. Someone who smiles, laughs, loves, and has friends—friends who have made it their life's mission to see that he comes home to a waiting nation who knows just who he is, assuring that his sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Scott Speicher's jet was launched off the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga in the Red Sea on the first night of Operation Desert Storm—January 17, 1991. When his squadronmates returned to the ship after completing their missions, Speicher was not with them. Hoping against hope that he'd diverted to Riyadh Saudi Arabia—possibly for refueling—his friends awaited news that would confirm their worried hope. Butt when word came, it wasn't the news they'd hoped for. Instead, they heard then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney say words that still bring a feeling of sick dread to those closest to Speicher. Cheney dispassionately spoke at that news conference about America's first official casualty of the war, and after mentioning a downed Navy pilot, was asked to give that airman's status. "A death, "' he replied bluntly. The world—including the U.S. Navy—assumed Cheney knew this to be a fact. That day, Michael Scott Speicher was left behind without so much as a cursory search to determine the truth of his fate.

But then questions arose when his plane was found a couple years later—nearly intact on that central-western Iraqi desert floor. It became evident that he'd ejected well before his F/A-18c Hornet had hit the ground. The U.S. later excavated the site, but Speicher's remains were not found. So where was Speicher? In the years since, witnesses who have seen him in captivity have come forth on his behalf. Speicher's initials, M.S.S., have been found written on walls and beams in several different locations in Iraq. In each case, they were written in the same exact handwriting, in the same exact format. But Speicher himself was nowhere around.

Now, fourteen years later, the questions remain. Where is Scott Speicher? When will he be rescued and brought home? Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher seeks to find answers to those questions, and to remind the American public of one of their own, still awaiting a rescue that has never come.

Scott's friend and one of the founding members of the group, Nels Jensen, has been quoted as saying, "The most important thing about the new website is that it lets the world know that Scott Speicher is a real person; an American hero. He's not just a statistic. We must not forget his sacrifice to this great nation he's still fighting for." We have not forgotten Scott Speicher. We will not forget. Ever.

For more information please contact Angela Santana, Friends Working To Free Scott Speicher Member and Webmaster at

541-990-1150 or by email at e-mail at

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