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

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 4, 2013


INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

Timeline complied by Noga Ami-Rav/Stars and Stripes. Software by TimelineJS

DPAA still plagued with problems after reorganization, report says

It’s been more than two years since the scandal-plagued Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office merged to form the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency — a new U.S. government super-agency responsible for recovering America’s war dead.


Family suing for DNA testing of possible remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient

The family of World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient is once again suing the U.S. government in an attempt to force a DNA test on an unknown set of remains buried in the Philippines that evidence suggests could belong to the celebrated war hero.


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.

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