National POW/MIA Recognition Day (2)

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FOR ALL THOSE WHO BORE THE TRIALS – PAST AND PRESENT – MAY THEY ALWAYS COME HOME!

To view last years POW/MIA Day post click HERE

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POW/MIA

by: Abe Jones

For as long as we have Wars
And we send our Young to fight
We’ll have Those who are Missing
And the P.O.W.’s plight.
 
All People of this Nation
Have this Duty to fulfill,
We must keep Them in our thoughts
And, We must have the Will
 
To bring every One home
And those POW/MIAs
And leave NO Souls behind.
 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Pamela Brement – Tucson, AZ; civilian internee, WWII, Philippinespowmia

John Gulberanson – Roveville, MN; US navy, WWII, POW Santo Tomas, Philippines; Korea

Richard Klema – Wilson, KS & Morro Bay, CA; US Army, WWII, ETO, POW

Buel Knight – Tuscaloosa, AL; US Army, ETO, POW / USMC, Korea, Vietnam

Bruno Lombardi – San Francisco, CA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO, 91st Bomb Group, Purple Heart, POW

Robert Miller – Owosso, Mich; US Army, WWII, ETO, POW

Danile Segrete – Northport, NY; US Army Air Corps, WWII, POW

Harry Shevchuck – Wilmington, DE; US Army, WWII, ETO, POW

John Swett – Chicago, IL; US Army, WWII, ETO, POW

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on September 19, 2014, in Korean War, Vietnam, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.

  1. Read that short ode to the Missing in Action and Pow’s again gp, it does stir emotions.Looking back on history and contemplating the thousands and thousands who lie in unmarked graves around the world, and those whose disappearances still remain an enigma, at least every serviceman is returned home these days, where possible.

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  2. Reblogged this on Pacific Paratrooper and commented:

    NEVER FORGET!

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  3. A very poignant writing gpcox.
    Time does erase some memories, but should never erase the memorys of those who are still lost.
    You have me thinking now, and I need to find out just exactly how many are still missing, from the Vietnam era.
    Regards
    Emu aka Ian

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    • Just pleased that you like it, Sheri.
      Feeling better?

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      • Yes, thank you. The Vets talked so much about this particular post, I knew I had to make a visit. They were so pleased, as was I, that you had dedicated blog(s) to their brothers left behind. I’ve encouraged the volunteers for recorded or written stories – I would of course pass them along to you (with permission). Your military birthday salutes have also received much ‘hoot-en and holler n.’ (Direct quote from a charge nurse). She tells me all the singing at the top of their lungs is one of the best treatments for the COPD patients as it helps open up air waves. See what a great job you are doing.

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        • Sheri, I’m overwhelmed! Reading this comment from you brought tears to my eyes. If ever there was any doubt that I should strive forward in this research – they are gone now!! The only thing I regret is that I am not there with them ‘hooten-n’-hollerin’ right along (I can get pretty loud when I want to). I’ll get with you on those letters – I hope the vets get writer’s cramp!! Here’s wishing all the best to and Tom and of course – A SHOUT OUT to ALL the Vets!!

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  4. We can only guess at their anguish.

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  5. While painful, I feel the pain for families of MIA is the most dreadful…

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  6. A group of brave people, some of whom probably suffered more than many of their comrades. You do them proud.

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  7. I fully endorse these sentiments. Are there, by the way, any either American or NATO prisoners of war still out there in captivity?

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  8. An important day and I note the POWs in the farewell salutes.

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  9. May we never forget. I realize your site is private, so I can not enter it, but I hope you will return here sometime and share your own stories.

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  10. As you will know, this strikes a heartfelt chord with me.

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    • Yes, I’m afraid I do. And whenever I am researching the CBI, I still continue to look for Line 27 or anything even close. The article by General Bennett I found only mentions ‘the signalers.’ But, I’m still hunting…..

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  11. A sober day, for certain. We must not forget those left behind…

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  12. Agree, thanks for remembering them. In high school remember wearing a bracelet with a mia name. Never did find out if he came home.

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  13. A very difficult day. Thank you for remembering those who never should be forgotten.

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  14. Thank you for remembering them.

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