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Mount POW/MIA, Never Forget

Yes, the New Year will be here before you read this - 2000. But there remains 2,032 POW/MIA's from the War in Southeast Asia, over 8,100 POW/MIAs from the Korean Conflict and over 78,000 still missing and unaccounted-for service members from World War II. It is not pleasant to think about such large numbers of missing American service men during this historical New Century, but it is FACT they are missing and still unaccounted for. It is our solemn duty, as Veterans of this-nation's wars to never forget our missing warriors, and remember the sacrifices of those who did not return. We must do out part to keep their spirit alive in the hearts of our fellow countrymen.

Just recently eleven American servicemen previously unaccounted-for from the. Vietnam War have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial in the United States.

Joint North Korean/U.S. Government -efforts to recover more than 8,100 unaccounted-for American from the Korean War began in 1996. To date, three servicemen from the Korean War have been identified and returned home to their families, with many others currently in the identification phase. Recent talks with the North Koreans in Berlin did not go well. The possibility Joint Remains Recover Operations will occur .in North Korea next year look doubtful at this point; (December 17, 1999).

Remains of eight U. S. Navy sailors who were missing in action from World Way II have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial in the United States. On August 6, 1942 these crewmen were flying a routine patrol mission from New Caledonia when their aircraft, a PBY, 5 failed to return to its base.

There now is a 4,314-foot high mountain in Alaska that has officially been named "Mount POW/MIA", thanks to Vietnam Veteran John Morrissey of Patterson, New York who proposed the name. The mountain is in Chugach State Park approximately six miles southeast of Wasilla, Alaska. Can we keep the mountain high or our list for our comrades?

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