National League of POW/MIA Families

National League of POW/MIA Families "When one American is not worth the effort to be found, we as Americans have lost" The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia was incorporated in the District of Columbia on May 28, 1970.

Voting membership is comprised of the wives, children, parents, siblings and other close relatives of Americans who were or are listed as prisoners of war, missing in action, killed in action/body not recovered and returned Vietnam War U.S. POWs. Associate membership is comprised of extended family relatives of POW/MIAs who do not meet voting membership requirements, veterans and other concerned c

Voting membership is comprised of the wives, children, parents, siblings and other close relatives of Americans who were or are listed as prisoners of war, missing in action, killed in action/body not recovered and returned Vietnam War U.S. POWs. Associate membership is comprised of extended family relatives of POW/MIAs who do not meet voting membership requirements, veterans and other concerned c

Operating as usual

https://amp-yourglenrosetx-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.yourglenrosetx.com/amp/6028629001?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=m...
10/20/2021
POW/MIA Honor Chair installed at Tiger Arena

https://amp-yourglenrosetx-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.yourglenrosetx.com/amp/6028629001?amp_js_v=a6&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#aoh=16347487326963&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yourglenrosetx.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Flocal%2F2021%2F10%2F19%2Fpow-mia-honor-chair-installed-tiger-arena%2F6028629001%2F

GLEN ROSE — Glen Rose ISD, in conjunction with The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation, officially announced the installation of a POW/MIA Honor Chair at the top of Tiger Arena prior to the Glen Rose volleyball matches with Stephenville last Friday.

On October 6th, the Pennsylvania State Police/Troop J - Avondale held a ceremony to raise the POW/MIA flag. Vietnam War ...
10/20/2021

On October 6th, the Pennsylvania State Police/Troop J - Avondale held a ceremony to raise the POW/MIA flag. Vietnam War R-POW Capt Ralph W. Galati, USAF (Ret) was the guest speaker during the event.

Photo provided to the League by Patrick Hughes, USMC ChuLai 67/68, Rolling Thunder National Photographer.

On October 6th, the Pennsylvania State Police/Troop J - Avondale held a ceremony to raise the POW/MIA flag. Vietnam War R-POW Capt Ralph W. Galati, USAF (Ret) was the guest speaker during the event.

Photo provided to the League by Patrick Hughes, USMC ChuLai 67/68, Rolling Thunder National Photographer.

In early October, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) designated US-26 as a POW/MIA Memorial Highway. There are 10...
10/19/2021
US-26 named POW-MIA Memorial Highway in Idaho

In early October, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) designated US-26 as a POW/MIA Memorial Highway. There are 10 locations across US-26 in southern Idaho where new POW/MIA Memorial Highway signs will be installed. The highway naming is part of a nationwide effort to designate US 26 as the POW/MIA Memorial Highway from coast to coast.

You can watch a short video of the ceremony, featuring League Vice Chairman of the Board Mark Stephensen at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VBsQDW1tL2U

During the 2021 Idaho legislative session, HB132aa sponsored by Representative Scott Syme and Senator Patti Anne Lodge, formally designated and named US-26 i...

Mr. Mark Stephensen, Vice Chairman of the League Board, is quoted in this important article. Please take a moment out of...
10/06/2021
A U.S. Military First: The War in Afghanistan Ended With Zero M.I.A.s

Mr. Mark Stephensen, Vice Chairman of the League Board, is quoted in this important article. Please take a moment out of your busy day to read this and share with your friends and family!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/us/afghan-war-ends.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2010.5.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

After two decades of combat, there were no American troops missing in action, reflecting a major shift in military priorities.

https://www-army-mil.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.army.mil/article-amp/250687/new_york_national_guard_funeral_honors_korea...
09/30/2021
New York National Guard funeral honors Korean War MIA

https://www-army-mil.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.army.mil/article-amp/250687/new_york_national_guard_funeral_honors_korean_war_mia?amp_js_v=a6&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#aoh=16330063917927&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.army.mil%2Farticle%2F250687%2Fnew_york_national_guard_funeral_honors_korean_war_mia

A New York Army National Guard Military Forces Honor Guard provided funeral honors and a firing party for the interment of Army Cpl. Walter Smead at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Smead returned home after 71 years listed as missing in action following his death...

Learn more about JoAnne Shirley's search for her brother, Maj Bobby Jones, USAF, MIA 11/22/1972, in the article below. M...
09/29/2021
Excavation trip to search for flight surgeon missing in Vietnam War postponed due to COVID

Learn more about JoAnne Shirley's search for her brother, Maj Bobby Jones, USAF, MIA 11/22/1972, in the article below.

Mrs. Shirley has has played an active role with the National League of POW/MIA Families, serving for nearly four decades as Georgia State Coordinator, and for more than 10 of those years as Chairman of the Board.

https://www.newsweek.com/excavation-trip-search-flight-surgeon-missing-vietnam-war-postponed-due-covid-1630020

Maj. Bobby Jones has been missing in action since his plane disappeared from radar in South Vietnam on November 28, 1972.

From the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency: Click below to learn more about the United States Space Force Master Serge...
09/28/2021
LEAP Scholar Comes Full Circle on POW/MIA Mission in Vietnam

From the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency:

Click below to learn more about the United States Space Force Master Sergeant who used her language skills to aid the DPAA mission and give back to her native culture.

“I received an email calling for Vietnamese linguists to support the DPAA recovery mission based on my DLPT score records,” Le explained. “It was the first time I learned of DPAA and its mission, and that was the start of my commitment to support the POW/MIAs Recovery Missions in Vietnam. For this specific mission, I went for the first time as a LEAP Scholar and a Guardian to represent LEAP, the Air Force Culture and Language Center, and the U.S. Space Force. In addition, I was the only Guardian on this 143rd Joint Field Activity.”

https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/2790909/leap-scholar-comes-full-circle-on-powmia-mission-in-vietnam/

Language Enabled Airman Program Scholar and U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Hanh Le first heard of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in 2016 when she was stationed in Buckley Air Force Base,

Rex Hodges, a Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency life support investigator, left, and Ally Campo, a Defense POW/MIA Acc...
09/24/2021

Rex Hodges, a Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency life support investigator, left, and Ally Campo, a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency scientific recovery expert, right, organize findings during a recent recovery mission in Brandenburg, Germany, Aug. 17, 2021.

(US Air Force photo by SSgt James Thompson)

Rex Hodges, a Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency life support investigator, left, and Ally Campo, a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency scientific recovery expert, right, organize findings during a recent recovery mission in Brandenburg, Germany, Aug. 17, 2021.

(US Air Force photo by SSgt James Thompson)

This photo was taken at Raisin River National Battlefield Park in Monroe, Michigan. They had POW/MIA flags lining the st...
09/23/2021

This photo was taken at Raisin River National Battlefield Park in Monroe, Michigan. They had POW/MIA flags lining the street from the old Visitor’s Center to the new one in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and they called it the Trail of Remembrance.

Photo Courtesy of Fred Pringle

This photo was taken at Raisin River National Battlefield Park in Monroe, Michigan. They had POW/MIA flags lining the street from the old Visitor’s Center to the new one in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and they called it the Trail of Remembrance.

Photo Courtesy of Fred Pringle

On Friday, September 17th, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) held a National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the ...
09/21/2021

On Friday, September 17th, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) held a National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon. The ceremony featured remarks from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, III and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen John E. Hyten, USAF.

Mr. Kelly McKeague, Director of the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency, was present, and Ann Mills-Griffiths, Bruce Hallberg, Sue Scott, Colleen Shine, and RDML Jon Kreitz, USN (Ret), were there to represent the League.

Address

5673 Columbia Pike Suite 100
Falls Church, VA
22041

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 465-7432

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when National League of POW/MIA Families posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to National League of POW/MIA Families:

Nearby government services


Other Falls Church government services

Show All

Comments

Can you please post our tribute to POWS today? On this National POW/MIA Remembrance Day let’s pause and remember their sacrifices. The Veterans Council produced a very moving video to four FL former POWs. Prisoners of War: Stolen Freedom "Prisoners of War: Stolen Freedom” compares the stories of four American servicemen through their time as prisoners of war in three major 20th century conflicts; World War II, Korea and the Vietnam war. Their stories are supported by archival motion pictures and photographs obtained at the US National Archives as well as through sketches and memorabilia collected by each of the men. Their stories are less about atrocity than they are about the survival of the human spirit and the camaraderie that helped each man survive years of incarceration. Each story is followed by spectacular recounts of their days of release. Produced by Michael Rothfeld, Bill Dudley and the Veterans Council of St. Johns County, directed by Eric Flagg"
Help save our historical veteran statues. ANTIFA and BLM have teamed up to destroy and/or remove all confederate veteran statues in the United States. They have begun a campaign of hate against U.S. Civil War history (Confederacy), our historical statues, the Christian religion, and our nationwide police forces. I believe ALL military and veterans will be next! As a Vietnam veteran, I believe history should be saved - not destroyed. Please sign the petition and forward it to all military, veterans, friends and family for them to sign. Dr. Russ Steuber
When it comes to the Missing Man Table, are the items optionable or is it disrespectful to omit any of them? (Assuming that when this🥰Table was created, it was with the intent that All items be included and shown together, at all times)
My uncle Bob was a POW during WWII.
Remembering an old friend.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!!!!
I have worn my POW/MIA Bracelet for over 40 years now. CWO Floyd W.Strange MIA 2-Dec-67 you have never been forgotten.
Bring them all home.