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IPAs FOR MIAs

A Toast for Those Who Gave the Most

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IPAs for MIAs

"A Toast for Those Who Gave the Most!"

Breweries are invited to host IPAs for MIAs to bring our MIAs home and back into the fold of our conversation and communities with great friends over a cold brew. 

Our MIAs are heroes. Before that, they were ordinary people. They had plans for tomorrows that never came.  

IPAs for MIAs is about:

  • Giving a toast to those who gave the most for the lives we have;
  • Celebrating the preciousness of life, love, and each other; and 
  • Living happy, fully-expressed honorable lives as the most meaningful way to pay our debt of gratitude. 
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How it Works

Breweries Do This:
  • Register to host IPAs for MIAs
  • Schedule a launch date at least 4 months out
  • Brew an IPA for MIAs
  • Host IPAs for MIAs
  • Donate profit to Project Recover when IPA for MIAs runs out.
Breweries Get This:
  • Custom tap-handle
  • Branded T-shirts, and coasters
  • To What Remans (virtual copy)
  • IPA for MIAs Marketing Kit
  • Promotional Support for Event
  • Social Media mentions
  • Project Recover Team Member at Launch Day (when possible)
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Registration for IPAs for MIAs is open for 2023!

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Closure

Lt. William Q. Punnell

“It felt like something magical was happening.” 
(Dennis Kelvie when his uncle, Lt. William Punnell, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery after 74 years MIA)

Generational Grief

MIA Families. Black and white military portrait of 2nd Lt. Thomas V Kelly Jr

The holidays change forever when a loved one is Missing in Action. Diane Christie recalls she no longer listens to the song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”It was just too painful.”
(Diane Christie, cousin to 2nd Lt. Thomas V. Kelly, Jr.)

A New Awakening

ARM3c Walter E. Mintus

When MIAs are brought home, their families feel an emotional closure that is followed by an awakening, a whole new beginning. 

“It really strengthened my faith in miracles,” Richard Kozak said when his uncle, ARM3c Walter Mintus, was buried in his hometown after 74 years MIA.

Ambiguous Loss

SSgt. Walter Graves

The loss a family feels when a loved one is Missing in Action is called Ambiguous Loss. It is a loss without emotional closure or clear understanding. It results in unresolved grief.  Grief may be passed down unknowingly through generations.

“I was literally sobbing when I got the news.” Walter Graves, nephew of SSgt. Walter Graves is the right thing to do. It helps resolve generational grief that impacts us today.

Walter Graves, nephew to SSgt. Walter Graves

Creating Unity

ARM2c Albert ‘Bud’ Rybarczyk

“It wiped away the differences between our generations.” (Jim Gray, when he sat with his great-aunt as her brother, ARM2c Albert Rybarczyk, was repatriated after 73 years MIA)

Jim Gray, great-nephew to ARM2c Albert Rybarczyk