26 May 2007

JPAC Brings Closure to POW/MIA Families

The mission of JPAC is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of the nation's past conflicts.

Part of the U.S. Army's Warrior Ethos says "I will never leave a fallen comrade" and recent activities of the JPAC show just how seriously efforts are made to fulfill this vow.
Sgt. 1st Class Lewis Clark Walton Jr. has completed two combat tours in Iraq.

His father, Sgt. 1st Class Lewis Clark Walton Sr., only recently made it home from his second tour in Vietnam.

Sgt. 1st Class Walton Jr. escorted his father's remains from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command on Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, to his hometown of East Greenwich, R.I., for burial May 1.

...More than 88,000 servicemembers are still missing from previous wars. Of that total, more than 1,780 are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. [continue article]


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