The numbers of unaccounted-for personnel are staggering, currently
83,000, and the length of time since they have been lost is extensive,
going back to World War II. Many will never be recovered because the
loss occurred over deep water, were due to catastrophic explosions, or
eyewitnesses to the incidents have long since passed, but every new
identification helps bring closure to one more American family, and is
one step closer to achieving the fullest possible accounting of our
missing. It is also a re-commitment to those serving in uniform today
that America will bring you home.
The VFW is the only veterans organization to return to Southeast Asia
every year since 1991, to Russia since 2004, and now into China for
nearly a decade. The VFW opens doors on a vet-to-vet level that makes us
the envy of U.S. government politicians and bureaucrats who must follow
a strict protocol.
The VFW's Action Corps weekly e-newsletter lists returned MIAs once their names are posted on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's website.
For more information, download the POW/MIA brochure at the link below:
Download our POW brochure.