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National POW MIA Recognition Day


September 15, 2017


Project Recover remembers service and sacrifice of POWs and MIAs on National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

National POW MIA Recognition DayToday, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families.

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000 died during the war. At the end of the war, there were approximately 79,000 Americans unaccounted for. This number included those buried with honor as unknowns, officially buried at sea, lost at sea, and missing in action.
Today, more than 73,000 Americans remain unaccounted for from WWII.

Since 1973, the remains of more than 1,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Today, more than 1,600 Americans remain unaccounted for from the conflict.

Project Recover’s mission is to bring our MIAs home. And today, we pause to reflect on that mission, our purpose, and the future that lies ahead.

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  1. I know Bob Holler is with all of you. God bless all of you for what you do and God bless The BentProp Project always.

  2. We honor and support the efforts of those who continue to fight for those that can no longer fight for themselfs. Unfortunately for some the slogan of ” NO MAN LEFT BEHIND ” is just a slogan. For a few others its an oath.
    Thanks for what you do!!

    Scott Dickinson, nephew of;
    AD3 Jack D. Lively
    November 6 1951
    Cold war shoot down
    Near Vladivostok
    Crew of ten unaccounted for.
    LTJG Judd C. Hodgson
    LTJG Sam Rosenfeld
    ENS Donald A. Smith
    AO1 Samuel R. Baggett
    AD1 Paul R. Foster
    AT1 Erwin D. Raglin
    AL2 Paul G. Juric
    AT2 William S. Meyer
    AL2 Ralph A. Wigert
    AD3 Jack D. Lively

  3. I tend to tear up reading BentProp info. I wish I could find remains/aircraft of my uncle, WWII navy Pilot ditched near Wake Island, October 5, 1943. He sank with his aircraft. I would surmise that the depth of the ocean near there would require a winning lottery number to finance any effort to look for it.