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Sept. 25, 2021

Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun: “Padre” finally returns home

In 1950, they simply knew him as “padre.” They have since referred to him as the bravest man they’ve ever known, their hope, their idol, their savior, and have even called him “God’s man.” He’s attributed to saving their lives, both literally and figuratively. He performed miracles during some of the darkest moments in history, when all hope had been lost. It may be called the “forgotten war,” but they will ensure his name is remembered by all.

Sept. 23, 2021

First-Ever United States and the Republic of Korea Joint Repatriation Ceremony

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) held its first-ever joint repatriation and wreath laying ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 22, 2021.The strong and long-lasting

ARLINGTON, Va. Aug. 26, 2021

U.S. recognizes Royal Danish Navy for efforts in WWII B-24 crash investigation

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and the U.S. State Department recognized members of the Royal Danish Navy for their efforts to support an underwater survey of a U.S. B-24 Liberator aircraft wreckage, which might help to account for missing World War II Airmen and provide information to their families.

July 27, 2021

DOD Unveils 2021 POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster

The Defense Department creates a poster each year in advance of POW/MIA Recognition Day, which highlights the department's ongoing efforts to provide the fullest possible accounting of the service members still missing from past conflicts.

ARLINGTON, Va. July 27, 2021

Silver Star Recipient laid to rest 70 years later

Army Major Harvey Storms, 34, left his pregnant wife and three sons to fight in the Korean War more than 70 years ago. The family would never see their father again. On July 16, 2021, in front of his

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