JOINT POW/MIA Accounting Command
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Success on their latest dig on Koh Tang recovery of 1975 fallen soldiers!
West Beach dig site Many more pictures from this dig are below
This is part of a email from Monte Marchant , Quartermaster of VFW 11575 post in Cambodia.
I recently went with JPAC (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command) out to Koh Tang and have some updates. Most importantly, there has been a recovery on the Island. There will a repatriation ceremony on March 1st at the Phnom Penh airport. Mayaguez Memorial Post members will be attending and participating in the ceremony.
We'll ensure we have adequate photo/video coverage to capture the memories and pass them on.
The Team is only 8 members this time but without a doubt the best group I have met over the years here. They are very dedicated and from day one had that positive persona that made you think they would be successful. Our thanks to them and their dedication.
All the best ... Monte
As of 1/30/09 we still have no definite word on what they found on the dig. The last word we got was they did recover some very small samples but what they had were not the good enough quality to get DNA from.
Click on the thumbnails to see the photos full size
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