May 16, 2016

South Korea Repatriation

A repatriation ceremony was held on Knight Field, in Seoul, South Korea, April 28, to return the remains of United Nations Command and Korean soldiers who died on the field of battle during the Korean

May 12, 2016

WWII Vet Receives Medals After 70 Years

World War II ended on September 2, 1945, when the documents finalizing Japan's surrender were signed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. It is only fitting that 70 years after the war ended, Pearl

May 12, 2016

All gave some, some gave all

VIETNAM-- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency returned from a recovery mission in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, April 12, after deploying in an effort to recover the remains of a U.S. Air Force

April 27, 2016

Spirit of the Elbe ceremony

Mrs. Fern Sumpter Winbush, principal director for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, lays a wreath at the Spirit of the Elbe plaque at Arlington National Cemetery, April 25, to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of the Meeting on the Elbe of Soviet and American troops in 1945. This was the 22nd annual ceremony sponsored by the Russian Embassy and the U.S. and Russian veterans group. Sumpter Winbush was accompanied by Dr. James Connell, Jr., acting executive secretary of the U.S. side of U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs and Mr. Maxim Nikolayevich Alexeyev, chief of the Washington office of the Russian side of USRJC.

April 18, 2016

Missing for over 70 Years, American Warriors Finally Come Home

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, U.S. Embassy New Delhi and the Government of India, held a repatriation ceremony Apr. 13 in New Delhi, India to pay full honors to what they believe are the possible remains of crew members. Attended by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, this event marks the first time the U.S. has repatriated remains from the country of India.

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