Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter / US Dept of Defense

War Unknowns; Title IX Lawsuit; City Council Bills

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Although it has been 77 years since the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II, many American servicemen killed in the battle have yet to be identifed. But that is beginning to change. Technological advancements are allowing forensic scientists at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to determine the identities of hundreds of Americans who were buried as unknowns. 

Keesler Air Force Base

Recycling and China; MIA Identified; Okinawan Pigs; Territorial Airwaves

Ryan Finnerty / Hawaii Public Radio

After 68 years of uncertainty, a father has been reunited with his sons. Army Master Sergeant Charles McDaniel Sr. went to war for the second time when his eldest son was only three years old. He never came back. But that changed last week.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Bruch

A ceremony marking the occasion National POW/MIA Recognition Day took place today at the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

MC2 Aiyana Paschal / Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

All eyes were on 55 coffins said to contain remains of US servicemen who fought in the Korean war. Vice President Mike Pence was on hand to welcome them home. But the work of actually identifying the service members falls to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

MC2 Aiyana Paschal / Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Remains Repatriation; Lava Boat Injury Development; Endangered Snail Conservation; Xeriscape Garden

The Conversation: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
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Homeless Youth; CHIP in Hawaii; Recovering MIA Americans; Tin Type Photography