FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JPAC TEAMS SEARCH IN LAOS, VIETNAM FOR MISSING AMERICANS
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (March 15, 2013) - Specialized investigative and recovery teams from the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) are deployed to Laos and Vietnam in search of missing U.S. service members from the Vietnam War.
13-3LA (Laos). Three recovery teams and one investigation team comprised of approximately 50 JPAC team members are working in Houaphan and Xiangkhouang Provinces during a 30-day mission to find five missing service members from the Vietnam War.
13-2VM (Vietnam). Three JPAC recovery teams and two joint U.S.-Vietnamese teams will search for five missing personnel from the Vietnam War in Dak Nong, Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu, Kon Tum and Lang An Provinces. The approximately 30-day long mission is comprised of over 50 JPAC team members.
JPAC conducts a global, humanitarian mission to search, recover, and conduct laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts in order to support the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts.
Falling directly under the U.S. Pacific Command and employing more than 500 joint military and civilian personnel, JPAC continues its search for the more than 83,000 Americans still missing from past conflicts.
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