|4 US Soldiers
Sgt. James "Jim" Robinson of Moundsville
Spc. Steven Bliss of St. Clairsville
Staff Sgt. Shawn R. Justice, 30, of Clarksburg
Spc. Bill Z. Powell, 23, of Huntington.
3 June 2003 news article that mentions the
1092nd Engineers and how the soldiers were detained by the Iranians
when crossing the waters.
Re: 4 US Soldiers
Captured, Held & Released by Iran
From: POW-MIA InterNetwork
Date: June 03, 2003
Soldiers, Civilians Held Overnight by Iranians
Tuesday, June 3, 2003; Page A18
Four U.S. soldiers and five civilians in two boats were detained by
Iranians, blindfolded and interrogated Sunday before being released
yesterday, the U.S. Central Command said. Two of the civilians were
still being held.
Four soldiers from the Army's 1092nd Engineer Battalion, a civilian Army
contractor, two civilian boat captains and two boat drivers were sailing
up the Shatt al Arab waterway in the Faw peninsula on Sunday to pick up
Iraqi personnel of the South Oil Co. when they were detained by
Iranians, Navy Cmdr. Dan Gage, a spokesman for the Central Command
headquarters in Tampa said......
2003 The Washington Post Company"
Local Soldiers Are Home After Capture
By JENNIFER COMPSTON
Two area soldiers who were captured by Iranian forces in early June have
returned to American soil and will spend the Fourth of July weekend with
their families. Sgt. James "Jim" Robinson of Moundsville and
Spc. Steven Bliss of St. Clairsville, both members of the
Moundsville-based Detachment 1 Co. C of the 1092nd Engineers Battalion,
were among four West Virginia National Guardsmen detained and
subsequently released by the Iranians.
The other two guardsmen welcomed home Tuesday were Staff Sgt.
Shawn R. Justice, 30, of Clarksburg, and Spc. Bill Z. Powell, 23, of
11 Nov 09 article published in The
State Journal (West Virginia) titled "Former POW Wants
Americans to Never Forget".
Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009 ; 03:47
Veterans Day we pause to salute all
the men and women who have selflessly served in the United
States Armed Forces.
Story by Crissy Clutter
WHEELING -- ....Specialist
Steve Bliss, Jr., said that he and three other soldiers were
providing security for a contractor out of Kuwait and their
mission, on water, was to pick up oil workers in Iran and
bring them back to Iraq, but that mission was cut short.