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NATIONAL ALLIANCE of FAMILIES 21st Annual Forum ( date& location pending )
This will coincide with the Governments annual Vietnam POW/MIA Family Briefings.
We urge all family members to attend this year's government briefing.The Government will provide free airfare for two family membersto attend. There is no charge or registration fee and you DO NOT have to belong to an organization to attend the briefings.
The Alliance is an all volunteer organization. Their meetings are open to all, without charge. These tough economic times have hit everyone and the Alliance is no exception. Please consider a donation if possible.
Donations may be mailed to : National Alliance of Families
P.O. Box 40327
Bellevue, WA. - 98015
H.RES 111 UPDATE : Thanks to your efforts, H.Res 111 - calling for the information
in the House of Representatives of a secret committee on POW/MIA Affairs has 233 Co - Sponsors. Check to see if your congressional representative is a co-sponsor by
If they are NOT a co-sponsor, call, write, fax , or e-mail them and ask that they co-sponsor H.Res 111 now.
CHECK OUT POW/MIA radio on the Internet at :
( Eastern Time ) Hosted by Rod Utech, POW/MIA radio presents interviews with well known members of the POW/MIA community.
LATEST UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE of FAMILIES :
Almost four years ago , we discovered two memo's written by Sedgwick Tourison during his tenure as an investigator with the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA affairs. The first, dated July 22nd, 1992, began: "My review of JCRC casualty files has surfaced several messages which list a total of nine American servicemen Vietnam has acknowledged were captured alive..." The nine men are: Carlos Ashlok
James T. Eagan Jr.
Robert L. Greer
Gregory J. Harris
Donald S. Newton
Robert L. Platt
Remains for both Greer and Schreckengost were recovered. Commenting on that Tourison noted: "During the recovert of their remains in 1990, Vietnamese officials acknowledged they had been captured alive and killed in captivity. The U.S. Marine Corps still does not list them as having died in captivity but to have died while in a MIA status".
Added to a new list of POW's are: Richard C. Bram
John F. Dingwall
Frederic M. Mellor
Charles J Scharf
Martin J. Massucci
John F. O'Grady
Thomas A. Mangino
Paul A. Hasenbeck
David M. Winters
John T. McDonald
Foolishly, we believe the Vietnamese acknowledgement of capture would be enough to declare the servicemen, referenced in the memo. POW. WRONG! DPMO claimed Mr. Tourison was incorrect in his reading of the documents. Well , if Tourison was wrong, he wasn't the only one.
Discussing records held by the Defense Intelligence Agency, Neal Kravitz , another investigator with the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA affairs wrote: " The boxes contain the complete DIA files for 130 individuals who were "Last known Alive" but did not return during Operation Homecoming."
TO VIEW THE FULL TEXT OF THIS 77 PAGE REPORT, VISIT: