All those noted
as Prisoner of War, Missing in Action, Killed in Action/Body not
Recovered, AWOL, PFOD, Remains Returned,
or Returned Alive.
noted as POW, MIA, or KIA/BNR
Notes, quotes, links,
statistics, information, media headlines - all wars
The men and women listed have all been administratively declared dead
despite the fact they were "last known alive" during
the POW bracelet
When and how to
return a bracelet
from those who care - still
wearing bracelets, decades after the losses during
From a POW/MIA daughter, Diane Moore
From a POW/MIA sister, Donna Elliot
Order a POW Bracelet
POW/MIA, remains returned or KIA
Books, Movies, Newsletters
Wartime Live Sightings
The transcript of the German propaganda film with captured
19 NEW POW CASES
“Torture Experiences of Prisoners
Dr Well's abstract
by Henry Mark Holzer
A MUST READ
Jane Fonda and "100 Top Women of the Century"
A MUST read to stop the email hoax from 1999...
More files and
POWs and Politics -
"Vietnamese reports about U.S. POWs not previously
known by the Defense Department"
1 Aug 1992
Reported Died in Captivity and not listed on Current
DoD/Vessey/SSC priority lists."
Torturers - NVN
DIA -North Vietnamese
associated with U.S. Prisoners of War
Listing on Vietnam Wall sought for troops
in 1962 plane crash
Family wants to see Mansfield soldier
to Vietnam memorial
Washington Post, March 17, 1962
The history of
those held Prisoner of War when the USS Pueblo was captured by the
North Korean's in 1968.
List of those held
23 January 1968 – the USS Pueblo was seized in
international waters by North Korean forces. It
was only the second US Navy ship to be captured by
enemy forces since the War of 1812 (the river
gunboat USS Wake was captured by Japanese forces on
8 December 1941). It remains on the roster of US
Navy ships today....
From the desk of
Billy Cox, Staff Writer for the Herald Tribune (Sarasota
- 50th Anniversary of the release of US Military
personnel from the USS PUEBLO as told by former Prisoner
of War, Rick Rogala, US Navy, SK-3, POW- 23 January
1968- 23 December 1968.
Rick and many of his
shipmates are still working hard today to get the USS
Pueblo return to the United States Navy.
the difference between murder and massacre? USS Liberty
Liberty Cover Up
Fate of Marines left behind in Cambodia in 1975 haunts comrades
The "Mayaguez Incident"
bios in link -
Disturbing new details reveal what the U.S. government has kept
hidden for decades.
Those held by China
April 2-April 11, 2001
receive POW Medal, 30 years after hijacking
The history of those held
"444 days", 1979 - 1980
Americans held in Iran waited decades for relief. Now
they face a new challenge.
Somalia, 1993 and
Shot down June 2, 1995
and held in Yugoslavia in 1999
Captured, Held & Released by Iran
The 1986 bombing raid on
we still ask
Where is Paul Lorence?
William R. Higgins
Marine Col on
mission for UN in Lebanon, was taken hostage on February 17, 1988. He was murdered sometime during the next couple years and declared
dead July 6, 1990. Honored by the Navy, the USS HIGGINS DDG 76
was named in his memory. Awarded POW Medal 2003.
1991 GULF WAR POW/MIA,
U.S. Military, Civilians and Foreign Nationals
The Returnees sue Iraq and Saddam Hussein
The story of the search for "Spike" from
1991 - 2009
POW/MIA, KIA/BNR, and Returnees
U.S. Military, Civilians and Foreign Nationals
Gen USAF AF-CC, and the story of his
rescue (1999) were featured 19 June
in the Air Force Times
in an article by Stephen Losey:
recording is striking for how steady
the pilot's voice remains. High
above Serbia, Lt.
Col. Dave Goldfein's F-16 has
just been hit by a surface-to-air
missile. His breathing accelerates
as warning alerts blare, but with an
even voice he informs his wingmen of
his trajectory as the Fighting
Falcon goes down. Only a brief,
frustrated expletive betrays the
pressure Goldfein feels in that
moment. And just as quickly, his
voice regains its edge as he tells
his fellow pilots that he's going to
glide as long as he can before he
bails out. Then he issues a
call: "Start finding me, boys." And
with that, the mad dash to save the
life of a U.S. Air Force pilot was
on. Read the full article
2006 - "PAT 332"
and Cuba - 2009
Gulf War / OIF / OEF / Afghanistan
and bio links for those captured, missing, DUSTWUN, AWOL, remains
returned from a missing type status.
Pictures Released of Captured
Former FBI Agent
Bob Levinson's family releases photos
of man believed to have been kidnapped in Iran in
Christine Levinson CNN
FBI Statement on 12th
Anniversary of the Abduction of Robert
March 9, 2019 marks
the 12th anniversary of the
abduction of Robert A. “Bob”
Levinson from Kish Island, Iran.
This milestone is an opportunity for
the leadership of the government of
Iran to demonstrate its commitment
to basic freedoms and civil rights
and return Mr. Levinson home to his
family. During the past 12 years,
5, 2013 -- DETROIT The family of a retired U.S. Marine detained
in Iran on espionage charges is begging for his freedom a year after his
death sentence was overturned .... Amir
"Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search For
America's POWs" has just been made
available for free, online screening on the
John Hartley Robertson
Neither DNA nor fingerprints
reportedly confirmed these claims.
Sgt BOWE BERGDAHL
Sgt Tahmooressi USMC
Hekmati renounces Iranian-Citizenship
Iranian authorities arrested him while he visited relatives there in
Aug 2011 - more than three years ago - and have held him ever since.
May 10, 2016
Austin Tice, who served as an infantry officer in the Marine
Corps, was abducted in August 2012
in Darayya, a suburb of Damascus, three months after he entered the
country, according to the U.S. government. The status of Tice and other American hostages in Syria
is unknown, ....
University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be
in a coma, released from North Korea
The Washington Times reports that three Americans held in North Korean
prisons are preparing for their release; The three Americans — Kim Dong
Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim — were
released from a North Korean labor camp and sent to Pyongyang for
medical treatment, the Financial Times reported. […]
Andrew Brunson: Turkey releases US pastor after two years
Engaged Chicago humanitarian, 28, is killed in Syria after being held in
custody for three years 12/07/18
A new report shows
Layla Shwekani, 28, was killed in Syria in 2016. Shwekani, who was
engaged, was detained in February 2016 and her family just learned her
fate after a report was released Sunday....
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran confirmed Wednesday it is
U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White
at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be
detained under President Donald Trump's administration....
U.S. Navy veteran Michael White has been declared guilty of unknown
crimes in Iran after he was taken captive back in July....
Austin Tice – Syria
“We’re trying to find the key -- or
someone who has the key -- to bringing Austin home,”
Marc Tice, Austins father, told Connecting Vets.
Wang – Iran -
Reza Shahini – Iran
Namazi – Iran -
Namazi – Iran -
Robert Levinson – Iran
To the best of my knowledge they are
STILL Being held against their will. All are American citizens or hold
Dual citizenship which includes American. mm
Many of these may NOT have Geneva
Held by militias? Militants? Declared War?