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DPAA In The News

News 2 | July 1, 2024

DOD Updates Families of Vietnam War Missing

By By David Vergun, DOD News

The Defense Department has a steadfast and sacred commitment to finding, recovering, identifying and repatriating the remains of its heroes who are unaccounted for, said Kelly K. McKeague, director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

McKeague spoke yesterday to family members of missing service members who fought in the Vietnam War. Today, agency personnel will continue to provide family members with individual updates on the searches for their loved ones at meetings in Washington.

While DPAA has been searching for service members from all wars dating to World War II, the agency has prioritized finding the missing from the Vietnam War since firsthand witnesses in several nations where operations took place are aging and dying, he said.

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