A Toast for Those Who Gave the Most

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IPAs for MIAs

"A Toast for Those Who Gave the Most!"

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By signing up by April 1, 2023, participants will also receive a custom-designed tap handle, Staff T-shirt(s), and coasters. As a bonus, your Brewery will have the opportunity to share a special screening of our movie “To What Remains” with your unique audience via a live or digital event. 

Breweries that commit by April 1st, 2023, will receive the mentioned custom extras with our thanks.  Because we support breweries who support us, we can’t guarantee availability after April 1st. 

Registration for IPAs for MIAs is open for 2023!

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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