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For The Return of America's Missing Servicemen
+ World War II + Korea + Cold War + Vietnam + Gulf Wars + Afghanistan
GULF WAR I
January 17, 2011 -- Friend Says Speicher Was Not Killed When Plane Shot Down.... Speicher was alive several weeks to years after his plane went down
Letter from then Secretary of Defense Dick Chaney dated June 1991 All Gulf War MIAs accounted for. "The lessons Vietnam taught us were used in the Gulf War." View the letter.
November 28, 2009 Defense Intelligence Agency version of the Speicher.
August 7, 2009 Department of Defense photos of the recovery operation.
August 7, 2009 - Department of Defense Press Release Additional information on Recovery and Remains Identified as Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher
August 2, 2009 - Department of Defense Press Release Remains Identified as Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher
August 2, 2009 -- Remains of pilot missing 18 years in Iraq found
March 10, 2009 - Secretary of Navy Donald Winter ignores recommendation of Navy Board and changes Speichers status to Missing (MIA) Read his statement
Department of Defense Press Release Announcing Status Change for Scott Speicher
January 10, 2009 - Associated Press Article - Navy Board of Review Recommends Speicher remain in the status Missing/Captured (POW)
Did Scott Speicher use his Escape and Evade code to signal U.S. forces, after his shoot down? -- Read the memo issued by the Rear Admiral J.J. Dantone Jr., of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the Director of Central Intelligence.
September 8, 2005 -- Navy: Iraqis Know MIA Pilot's Whereabouts
FBI lab probes 2nd set of initials ... These initials found in wooden beam.
Pentagon decides "not to continue offering $1 million reward for information" on Capt. Scott Speicher. See letter from Senator Bill Nelson.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs comments on Speicher Case... Click here
Did Saddam Hold Remains of American Airmen.... click here
Pentagon Debunks Speicher Live Sighting... click here
Senators Optimistic on Speicher.... DPMO Provides Misinformation click here for details.
Senator Bill Nelson vists cell where Capt. Speicher may have been held. For photos and storyclick here
Speichers Name Found in Iraqi Document.... click here.
April 24, 2003 - Investigators Find Initials M.S.S. on Wall of Iraqi Prisoner. View Associated Press Article
Speicher Status Change to Missing/Captured -- View Memo from Secretary of Navy Gordon R. England, regarding Speicher's Change In Status.
Press Release from the Office of Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), regarding Speicher Status Change.
New Intelligence Reports Indicate Speicher May Be Alive As Recently As January 2002. Read the latest from...
The Washington Times by Bill Gertz -- March 11, 2002
The Chicago Tribune by Christine Spolar -- March 12, 2002
"The answer lies in Baghdad...What we need to do now is get answers from Baghdad. This pilot, if he's alive, has been there for 10 years, with nobody looking for him. That's just plain outrageous."
Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) January 2001
Intelligence Community Assessment of the Lieutenant Commander Speicher Case - produced at the request of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
The Status Change What it Means to Michael Speicher and the POW/MIA Issue.
NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense - Navy Changes Status of Cmdr. Michael Scott Speicher from Killed In Action to Missing in Action.
CBS News 60 Minutes II - The First Casualty - Aired April 2000
APBNew.Com - First Casualty of Gulf War May Have Survived Crash - Aug. 2, 1999
Letter to National Alliance of Families Providing information on Speicher Loss, dated 19 July 1999
List of POWs returned from Gulf War I
You can help by signing the online petition to Bring Michael Scott Speicher Home. The petition, started by Nikki Mendicino, can be viewed at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Speicher/petition.html
In a vote held July 29th 2003, the United States Senate passed S 1339 - the Speicher Bill.
Thanks To Your Efforts
To view the final list of co-sponsors click here.
Text of S 1339 also known as the "Speicher Bill" click here
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