Bits 'N' Pieces 2001

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National Alliance of Families

For the Return of America's Missing Servicemen

+ World War II + Korea + Cold War + Vietnam +

BITS N PIECES 2001

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Dec. 8, 2001

American Casualties... The Man Who Died In A Chinese Jail 19 Years After Capture... Only The CIA Knew... Our Deepest Sympathy To... Another South Korean POW Escapes North Korea... Why Not Americans... Support Our Servicemen and Woman... Watchdog Group Sues President Over Presidential Papers... Remains Identified... From Ground Zero... CIL-HI Take Note... Plan Ahead... Merry Christmas... Happy Hanukkah... Happy New Year...


Nov. 10, 2001

Eleventh Hour Of The Eleventh Day of The Eleventh Month... Another Shake Up In The Intelligence Community... Update On Hungarian POW... Why Not Americans... Where Did He Go... Nominee For Ambassador To Vietnam... National Security or Personal Embarrassment... Bush Defends Decision... World War II Pilot Id'd... Remains Recovered In Korea... Vietnam Servicemen Accounted For... The Vote...


Oct. 27, 2001

Beware The Iron Hand... From The Front Lines "Operation Enduring Freedom... Taliban Threatens Allied POWs... Al-Qaeda Offers Reward.. Support Out Troops... Report From Ground Zero... Secrets... Senate Approves Trade Pact... Senator Smith Says No Vietnamese Cooperation... World War II... Korea... Vietnam... More Remains...


Sept. 29, 2001

Everything New Is Old Again... POW/MIA Investigations Move Back To DIA... Simon Says... Take One Giant Step Back 10 Years... Brooks Memo... Peck Letter of Resignation... Everything Old Is New Again... Serviceman Accounted For... War or OOTW... Only In America... Message From POW/MIA Dad Errol Bond... POW/MIA Flag Available For Display...


Sept. 15, 2001

IN MEMORY of The PASSENGERS AND CREW OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS 11, & 77, UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93, & 175 THE MEN AND WOMEN WORKING IN, AND VISITING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, THE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES OF THE PENTAGON, AND THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE FIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS AND EMT'S, ALL OF WHOM LOST THEIR LIVES WHEN TERRORISTS DECLARED WAR ON AMERICA.


Sept. 8, 2001

We're Baaaak.... A Good Question... Wish We Had A Good Answer... Another South Korean POW.... DPMO Has A New Boss... Speaking of Live POWs... We Missed The Best Chance We Ever Had... Whose Damn Job Is It, Anyway... Birth Of The Mindset To Debunk...Where Is Capt. Ara Mooradian... Conflict Of Interest... What About Michael Scott Speicher... How And When Did Col. Mohammed Nazerah Die... Money Yes, Human Rights No... An Era Ends... Kissinger Papers...Support S 1226... Services Scheduled...


July 28, 2001

Soviet Colonel Says Korean War POWs Taken To The Soviet Union.... Recants After Call From KGB... Another Colonel Says I Interview American POWs... Both Say They Interviewed LTC Vance Black... Only Question Is When And Where... Manchouli Transfer... Prisoners of War Not For Direct Repatriation.... What The State Dept. Says - 1955.... What DPMO Says - 1996... Russian Memoirs Revisited.... Dateline Khabarovsk... Air Force Intelligence....


June 30, 2001

Twenty And Counting... Another South Korean POW Escapes North Korea... A Message From The Sisters of Major Victor Apodaca... Korean War Remains Identified... Vietnam Servicemen Accounted For... Update On The Story of Civilian POW Jerry Degnan... Everything Old Is New Again... What Do They Want To Hide... Bush Waives Jackson Vanick... Strategic Plan In Disguise... Voice Your Opinion On The 2001 POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster... Memorial To Be Build In Alexandria VA... National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum - Read All About It.... Marines Abandoned.... Americans Taken To the Soviet Union After World War II - It's A Fact... Scott Speicher Declared MIA Base On Same Logic That Declared Vietnam POW/MIAs KIA... All This And More... Plus Our Thanks...


June 2, 2001

Congratulations To Rolling Thunder and Run For The Wall... See How Former POW Mike Benge Spent His Memorial Day Weekend... Thank You Heart of Illinois... The Last Battle - The Mayaguez Incident And The End Of the Vietnam War - A Must Read... More On Jerry Degnan... Does Anyone Know Who John T. Berbrich Is... Remains Repatriated From North Korea... World War II Remains Identified... Vietnam Remains Identified... Peterson Resigns... Why Does Johnie Webb Still Have A Job... Rapidly Approaching - National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum.....


May 19, 2001

National Alliance of Families Mourns The Passing Of... What Really Happened To Civilian POW/MIA Jerry Degnan.... Victim Of Another Remains Misidentification From a Multiple Loss Incident... Civilian Families Treated Worse Than Military Families... Support The American Service-members Protection Act... Bush Certifies Vietnam's Full Cooperation On POW Issue... YO! Congress Get The World War II Memorial Built... Rapidly Approaching - National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum.....


May 5, 2001

We Are Proud To Announce... Prisoner - Hostage Or Detainee... U.S. Begins North Korea Operations... More On The Helicopter Crash In Vietnam... Vietnamese On board.... Our Sympathies To The Families.... The World Is Full Of Coincidences... Serviceman Accounted For... The Russians Were Here.... The Russians Were Here.... U.S. Russian Joint Commission Members Met In D.C.... Rapidly Approaching - National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum.....


April 21, 2001

EP-3 Crew - Welcome Home... Names of JTF-FA Members Lost In The April 7th Helicopter Crash.... The More Things Change - The More They Stay The Same... Vietnamese Loot Crash Site... Next JTF-FA Field Activity Canceled... American and Allied Soldiers Held By Soviets... View The Photos... Korean War Working Group and Vietnam War Working Group of the U.S. Russian Joint Commission... Everything Old Is New Again... National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum.....


April 7, 2001

National Alliance Of Families Mourns the Loss of 7 Members of JTF-FA In Helicopter Crash, In Vietnam, Today..... BRING THEM HOME - THE CREW OF THE EP-3.... Terminology... Do Your Part.... A Pueblo Apology... Jones Out At DPMO... Caught In The Spy Fallout... Deny No More.... McNamara At It Again....National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum.....


March 24, 2001

Deepest Sympathy To... "First I Must Ask You To Excuse My English... My First Teachers Were Kidnapped American Officers... World War II... Korea... Cold War... Vietnam... Gulf War... We Wonder... When Does The Lying Stop... Update On The Dumbest Piece of Legislation... National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum.....


March 11, 2001

National Alliance of Families Mourns The Passing of... Message From Artie Muller, President of Rolling Thunder... Did The U.S. Fail To Act On Reliable Information on POWs Held In china, In Order To Protect An Ongoing Intelligence Gathering Operation.... Senators Call For Investigation Into Fate of Gulf War Pilot... Our Thanks To... Psst... Can Anyone Verify... One Day Too Long... Remains of World War II Pilot Recovered in France... How Many South Korean POWs Is North Korea Holding.... Update On The Dumbest Piece of Legislation... National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum.....


Feb. 24, 2001

More On Gulf War POW/MIA... Unilateral Investigations... How Good Are They.... Rule of Thumb... Buy Them A Camera... Everything Old Is New Again... Or Is It Everyone Old Is New Again... Dumbest Piece of Legislation... National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum... We Have A Hotel...


Feb. 10, 2001

Two More... China Invites U.S. To Visit Two World War II Crash Sites... Koh Tang Remains... Family Member Looking For... More From The NIE... And The Critical Assessment... New POW Update... National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum... We Have A Hotel...


Feb. 3, 2001

Two More South Korean POWs Escape The North... Gulag Study... American POWs In The Soviet Union.... "Inscribed In The Wall Of Krasnia Prest Prison(?) In Moscow, He Saw The Name Major Roberts or Robbins, With His American Address And The Inscription "I am Sick And Don't Expect To Live Through This..." 39 American POWs Under Soviet Control At The End Of World War II... What Happened To Them... Gulf War - What Happened To The Crew Of Spirit 03... Apportioned Remains... Possible Soviet MIAs In Southeast Asia... He's Alive But Can't Convince Officials... More Exhumations At The Punchbowl.... National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum...


Jan 27, 2001

National Alliance of Families Extends Its Deepest Sympathy To.... January 27, 1973... The Day The Lies Began... The Case of Bat Masterson... The Case of Hasenbeck, Mangino, Nidds and Winters... The Case of Michael Blassie... Lies... Lies... And More Lies... Speaking Of Lies... Iraq Says Speicher Did Not Eject... What Did The Government Know and When Did They Know It... Our Question... Ambassador To Vietnam Stays... National Alliance Twelfth Annual Forum...


Jan. 13, 2001

Flash - Navy Changes Status Of Gulf War Pilot From Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered To Missing In Action... How Important Is the Reclassification of Lt. Cmdr. Speicher To The POW/MIA Issue... Is He Alive... President Says Maybe... The Evidence...What The New Status Really Means... National Intelligence Estimate and Critical Assessment Declassified. NIE Misses Even On The Minor Points... Thanks To Senator Bob Smith And His Staff... We Are Not The Only One With A POW Problem.... Sweden Says Wallenberg May Be Alive... Did Sweden Disregard An Invite To Exchange Wallenberg... South Korea... England... Japan...