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May 13, 2024

Paving The Way During Recovery Mission

Unit after unit, bucket after bucket, excavated soil is sifted through the screening stations. Military and civilian personnel are continuously on the lookout for items such as aircraft wreckage, life

May 7, 2024

What the soil leaves behind: A friend’s journey for Bernie and the fallen

In front of retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Thomas Eugene Wilber stood a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recovery team, diligently digging through dirt, mud, and clay alongside local workers in

April 24, 2024

DPAA Brings Partners Together for 3rd Annual Symposium

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and 30 partner organizations met in New Orleans April 16-17 for their annual Partner Symposium in order to build relationships and exchange ideas about

Nov. 22, 2023

Double funeral for WWII Aircrew missing for 79 years

On Halloween 2023, when many families worldwide are making lasting memories, two families with a unique bond nearly 80 years in the making came together on the hallowed ground of Arlington National

Sept. 22, 2023

Daughter thanks DPAA Researcher for bringing MIA father home 79 years later

It’s the Winter of 1944. A new mother is alone in a hospital room where she has just given birth to her first child, a daughter named Suzanne. Her husband, an officer in the United States Army Air

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