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 citizens. The League is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501[c]3 (FEIN #23-7071242), humanitarian organization, financed by contributions from the families, veterans and other concerned Americans. The League is nationally eligible for Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations, #10218
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These photos were taken at a 2019 National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony held in Pocatello, Idaho. Photos taken by Wi...
05/18/2020

These photos were taken at a 2019 National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony held in Pocatello, Idaho.

Photos taken by Will and Sandi Long; provided to the League courtesy of Cami Chopski.

Staff Sargeant Pascal Doyen is a German soldier based in the 8th Airborne Regiment 31 (8./FschJgRgt.31). He has followed...
05/15/2020

Staff Sargeant Pascal Doyen is a German soldier based in the 8th Airborne Regiment 31 (8./FschJgRgt.31). He has followed and supported the POW/MIA accounting mission for several years. Thank you to Staff Sargent Doyen for supporting our efforts!

On July 13, 2019, the Idaho Falls Chukars dedicated the first POW/MIA chair in Idaho. Thank you to the Chukars for suppo...
05/14/2020

On July 13, 2019, the Idaho Falls Chukars dedicated the first POW/MIA chair in Idaho. Thank you to the Chukars for supporting our mission!

Photos taken by Sandi Long; provided to the League by Cami Chopski.

Support the League by becoming a member. Dues are only $25/year and signing up is easy! Please visit https://www.pow-mia...
05/13/2020
Membership

Support the League by becoming a member. Dues are only $25/year and signing up is easy! Please visit https://www.pow-miafamilies.org/membership for more information.

Membership to the National League of POW/MIA Families is open to all! Dues for one year are $25 and can be paid by check, money order, or online, and should be sent to the national office by the...

The League’s POW/MIA flag flying in Berryville, Virginia. This photo was taken by a member of our office staff. Reminder...
05/13/2020

The League’s POW/MIA flag flying in Berryville, Virginia. This photo was taken by a member of our office staff.

Reminder that you can share your POW/MIA related photos with the League! Simply message them to our page with a brief description of when and where the photo was taken. We would love to feature them across our social media accounts.

These photos were taken at the Ride Home’s 2018 event in Warner Robins, Georgia. Photos provided to the League by Ilona ...
05/12/2020

These photos were taken at the Ride Home’s 2018 event in Warner Robins, Georgia.

Photos provided to the League by Ilona Smith.

Reminder that you can also share your POW/MIA related photos with the League. Simply message them to the League page with a brief description of when and where they were taken. We would love to feature them across our social media accounts!

Joe Day is the filmmaker of a documentary titled "Remains,"  a film about a team of archaeologists and U.S. service memb...
05/12/2020

Joe Day is the filmmaker of a documentary titled "Remains," a film about a team of archaeologists and U.S. service members who search for the remains of a soldier missing since the Vietnam War. The film will be screened online May 13-17 as part of the Archaeology Channel’s International Film Festival. The cost to view this film and have access to several others is $4.99.

To learn more, please visit https://tac.cleeng.com/the-archaeology-channel-international-film-festival-2020/E259701191_US?fbclid=IwAR3LaKz9oeULG4Pq5mqWIBY4y4XiUbPA7bfkkDzN16HGwHOB6lQnqQkwqMQ

The world’s largest POW/MIA flag raised during the 19th Annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally and Motorcycle Rodeo on July 26, ...
05/11/2020

The world’s largest POW/MIA flag raised during the 19th Annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally and Motorcycle Rodeo on July 26, 2019 at Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello, Idaho.

Photos taken by Will and Sandi Long; provided to the League by Cami Chopski.

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of WWII. Bob Hale, the League’s UK and European Coordinator, se...
05/08/2020

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of WWII. Bob Hale, the League’s UK and European Coordinator, sent us this photo of the POW/MIA flag flying outside of his home in Framlingham, England to commemorate the day.

In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2019, the Hilton - Denver City Center in Denver, Colorado allowed Leroy Mon...
05/07/2020

In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2019, the Hilton - Denver City Center in Denver, Colorado allowed Leroy Montoya to set up a Missing Man Honors Table. Thank you to Mr. Montoya for providing this photo to the League.

Reminder that you can also share your POW/MIA related photos with us. Simply message them to the League page with a brief description of when and where they were sharing. We will feature your photos across our social media accounts!

These were taken on January 18, 2020 at the groundbreaking ceremony for the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at NAS ...
05/06/2020

These were taken on January 18, 2020 at the groundbreaking ceremony for the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at NAS Cecil Field, Florida.

Thank you to Ilona Smith for providing us with these photos.

Reminder that you can share your POW/MIA related photos with the League by messaging them to our page with a brief description of where and when they were taken! We would love to feature your photos across our social media accounts.

Sherrie Jackson Norden shared these photos with us of the POW/MIA Chair at two Major League Baseball stadiums. Photos on...
05/04/2020

Sherrie Jackson Norden shared these photos with us of the POW/MIA Chair at two Major League Baseball stadiums. Photos one and two are at Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds. The third photo is at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Reminder that you can share your POW/MIA related photos with the League by sending a message to the League page with a brief description of when and where they were taken!

On July 27, 2019, Susan Crosby hosted a showing of the film “21 Years...A Folded Flag” where she displayed this Missing ...
05/01/2020

On July 27, 2019, Susan Crosby hosted a showing of the film “21 Years...A Folded Flag” where she displayed this Missing Man Honors Table. Richard Fitts, Jr provided his father SSG Richard Alan Fitts’ Green Beret to be displayed on the table.

Photo provided to the League by Susan Crosby.

This photo was taken at the Boise Valley POW-MIA Corp’s 2017 Sweet Ride, their annual fundraiser to support the National...
04/30/2020

This photo was taken at the Boise Valley POW-MIA Corp’s 2017 Sweet Ride, their annual fundraiser to support the National League of POW/MIA Families. The event is held every April at the Triangle Restaurant in Sweet, Idaho. Sadly, this year’s event had to be canceled due to COVID-19.

Picture provided to the League by Ralph Kramer.

Would you like your POW/MIA related photos featured on our social media pages and website? Simply message them to the League page with a brief description of when and where they were taken!

The Perkins Family Restaurant on Pocatello Creek Road in Pocatello, Idaho flies the League's POW/MIA flag to raise aware...
04/29/2020

The Perkins Family Restaurant on Pocatello Creek Road in Pocatello, Idaho flies the League's POW/MIA flag to raise awareness for America's missing and unaccounted-for veterans.

Photo taken and provided to the League by Cami Chopski

Reminder that you can share your POW/MIA related photos with us by messaging the League page with a brief description of when and where they were taken. We will continue to share them across our social media accounts and website!

04/29/2020

The Special Operations Association (SOA) is seeking assistance locating family members of the 140 of their brothers-in-arms, who would have been eligible to join SOA but are still either missing and unaccounted-for or Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered. If you would like to assist or know someone who could help find these family members please contact Bonnie Cooper at [email protected].

Contact your US Representative and urge them to cosponsor H.R 4446 to provide designation of the POW/MIA Memorial and Mu...
04/28/2020
H.R. 4446 - National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum Act of 2019 - National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum

Contact your US Representative and urge them to cosponsor H.R 4446 to provide designation of the POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at NAS Cecil Field, Florida as “THE National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum.” To find out more information about the legislation and to see who has already cosponsored the bill, please visit the link below.

https://www.powmiamemorial.org/support-the-memorial/h-r-4446-national-pow-mia-memorial-and-museum-act-of-2019/

The National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum needs your help. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2019, H.R. 4446 – National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum Act of 2019 was introduced to the 116th Congress. This Bill designates the Memorial and Museum that will be constructed on an approximately 26-acr....

04/28/2020

Reminder that we recently requested photos from our followers of POW/MIA flags, monuments, Missing Man Honors Tables, and POW/MIA chairs from your community to feature on our social media pages and website during these uncertain times.

Sharing with us is easy, just message your photos to the League page with a brief description of when and where the photo was taken. All proper credits will be given.

The response to our original post was quite a success, but we wanted to issue a reminder for those who would still like to get involved. Tomorrow, we will begin sharing some of the photos we received!

04/24/2020

We at the League are looking for photos of POW/MIA flags, monuments, Missing Man Honors Tables, and POW/MIA chairs from your community to feature on our social media pages and website during these uncertain times.

Sharing with us is easy, just message your photos to the League page with a brief description of when and where the photo was taken. All proper credits will be given.

Please share to help make this effort successful!

04/23/2020
www.dpaa.mil

Read the minutes from the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency’s April 16th Quarterly Conference Call updating Family Groups and Veterans Service Organizations on the current status of accounting mission efforts. The minutes can be found athttps://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/Apr%2016%202020%20Family-VSO%20Update%20Meeting%20Notes_1.pdf

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My uncle Bob was a POW during WWII.
If you're able, Rolling Thunder KY5 could use a little help from our friends. Do you believe a POW☆​​MIA Flag should fly over a State Capitol? Let Kentucky's Governor know. Thank you. Governor Andy Beshear 502-564-2611
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.
I am attempting to contact the family of Eugene Hanrahan of St Paul MN. Eugene is listed as MIA in Vietnam. I have an item that should be in his families possession not mine. His sister Joan (Hanrahan) O'Brien was the state Coordinator for the Minnesota Chapter of this organization. If anyone can contact her and have her send me a PM I will be happy to talk to her and return the items I have possession of.
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the National League of POW/MIA Families of the Vietnam War, the Special Operations Association (SOA) and the Special Forces Association (SFA) jointly congratulate and thank the League for their herculean efforts and many accomplishments toward the fullest possible accounting for missing and unaccounted for personnel from that war. The anniversary was celebrated at the fiftieth annual meeting of the league in Crystal City, VA, June 19-23, 2019. Attending to represent our associations were: Rick Estes, President, SOA and wife Bekkee; Cliff Newman, Executive Director, SFA and wife Karen; Mike Taylor, VP, SOA and Chairman, SOA/SFA POW/MIA Committee and wife Laura; Wade Ishimoto, Member, SOA/SFA POW/MIA Committee. Mike Eiland and Doug Godshall, members of SOA, were able to attend selected events. On Monday, June 24, 2019, returned MIA CDR James Mills, USNR, brother of Ann Mills Griffiths, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the League was buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery with SOA/SFA representatives in attendance. Photos of meeting and funeral events are attached with meeting highlights included in the captions. The SOA/SFA POW/MIA Committee do not have words to adequately express our admiration for the efforts of the League and Ann and their assistance to our associations. We also express our thanks and admiration to the Director, staff and personnel of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency for their ongoing efforts toward the fullest possible accounting - as evidenced in the return of Jimmy Mills and so many others. The mission continues. Please feel free to visit the Special Operations Association page for coverage of our activities during the meeting and funeral.