Stories about the DOD's POW/MIA agency, formerly known as JPAC

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 4, 2013


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Return of long-lost relics helps preserve World War II pilot's legacy

Peyton Mathis was born five years after his uncle died on Guadalcanal Island during World War II — but he has worked to preserve the legacy of the man he is named after.

Veteran anxiously awaits mission to bring soldiers' bodies home from Vietnam

Ed Zimmerman will head to South Vietnam on Aug. 10 to assist the U.S. government’s recovery effort to search and, hopefully, recover the remains of Pfc. Anthony John (Tony) Pepper, 20, of Richmond, Virginia, and Cpl. James Mitchell Trimble, 19, of Eureka, California.


Europeans join US in search for remains of missing American soldiers

On a recent late autumn morning, an international group of volunteers dressed in orange jumpsuits fanned out across a small section of the Bannholz Woods looking for the remains of two Americans missing in action since World War II. It didn’t take long for the metal detectors to start pinging.

Lynn O'Shea, advocate for POW/MIA families, dies at 65

Lynn O’Shea, whose advocacy for the families of missing U.S. servicemembers caught the attention of Congress and led to changes in the POW/MIA accounting system, died Dec. 5 after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 65.

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