Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
POW/MIA INVESTIGATION TEAMS SEARCH FOR MISSING AMERICANS
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Sept. 10, 2010) – Two investigation teams from the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command deployed to Canada and the Republic of Korea to search for MIA’s missing from World War II and the Korean War.
An investigation team departed Hawaii recently for a mission in Canada searching for evidence of Americans lost during World War II. The team will search a site where two missing aircrew members may have perished.
An investigation team will authenticate leads from eye witnesses and conduct field research throughout multiple provinces throughout the Republic of Korea. The team will investigate 11 cases located in Kangwon and Kyonggi provinces, investigating leads by means of witness interviews, case visits, and light test digging.
Falling directly under the U.S. Pacific Command, the jointly-manned organization of more than 400 military and civilian specialists has investigated and recovered missing Americans since the 1970’s. To date there are approximately 74,190 unaccounted-for Americans from World War II and 8,008 from the Korean War.
The ultimate goal of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, and of the agencies involved in returning America’s heroes home, is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of Americans lost during the nation’s past conflicts.
"Until They Are Home"
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