Stories about the DOD's POW/MIA agency, formerly known as JPAC
Stars and Stripes
Published: December 4, 2013
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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, 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.
The last commander of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii, a 1977 Damien Memorial School graduate, is retiring after a long Air Force career, according to the U.S. military.
A Florida woman whose grandfather was among 52 servicemen killed when their Air Force transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain 63 years ago has accused the military of lagging behind in conducting DNA tests on remains recovered from the crash site last year.
A contract with an archaeology company to recover the remains of the last missing American prisoner of war from Stalag Luft III, the German camp made famous in the movie “The Great Escape,” represents a shift in how the Pentagon goes about repatriating missing war dead.