Bits 'N' Pieces 2002

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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 2002

Welcome to Bits N Pieces, the newsletter of the National Alliance of Families for the Return of America's Missing Servicemen. Please note that any and all information contained on our pages are available for downloading and distribution. In fact, we encourage it.

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December 7, 2002

18 Shopping Days To Christmas.... Update On Plumadore Case... A Gift For Our POWs and MIAs.... Please Help.... Why Do We Need A Lawsuit Against The CIA... Reminder History Channel December 10th... A Plan In The Speicher Case... Senator Says Dept. of Defense Dragging Their Feet... DOD Dragging Feet On POW/MIAs.... Servicemen Accounted For... POW/MIA Flag It's The Law.... Thanks To Senator Campbell and His Staff.... Join Operation Dear Abby... It's Christmas Once Again.... Merry Christmas.... Happy New Year...


November 30, 2002

U.S. Government Identifies Remains of U.S. Serviceman... Doesn't Bother To Tell Family....


November 23, 2002

Saying Good-bye To Our Dear Friend Senator Bob Smith... Speicher's Gonna Get Screwed... The Buzz Words Are All There... Tune In To The History Channel On... POW/MIA Flag Bill Passes.... Thanks To Senator Campbell And His Staff... Thanks To You... Real Or Fake... Fake Or Real... They Were There... What They Said... Did Charles Jenkins Desert... Do You Believe No One Wanted Americans.... Your Chance To Play Secretary of Defense... Word From Japan... What The Jenkins Family Has To Say... Happy Thanksgiving... Happy Hanukkah....


October 19, 2002

Longer Than Some... Not As Long As Others... 4295 Days... Speicher Status Change to Missing/Captured... Optimism Vs. Pessimism... What Happened To The Status POW... Speicher Bill Passes House... Thanks To Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, His Staff, and Our Readers... Japanese Abductees... Story Takes A Twist... Defectors or Abductees... Charm School... North Korea Threatens Remains Recovery Operations... The Lies...


September 27, 2002

If You Want A Job Done Right - Do It Yourself... S-1339 - The Speicher Bill Stuck In House Committee... Your Help Is Needed... Is Scott Speicher Alive... U.S. Negotiator To North Korea... North Korea Admits Kidnapping Japanese Citizens... Did North Korea Kidnap Americans... Where Is Scottie Robinson... How Did They Not Find Alan Two Crow... What Happened To Ryan Foraker... Leonard Smith and Allen Adams... When Is A Deserter Not A Deserter... Unaccounted Fro From The Gulf War... "Three From The Gulf War..." Would We Go To War... Get The Name Right... Remains Recovered In North Korea...


September 7, 2002

National Alliance Of Families Mourns The Passing Of... September 11th - We Will Never Forget... Is DPMO Ready To Handle A Large Number of POWs, MIAs or Isolated Personnel... Speaking of War With Iraq -- What About Scott Speicher... Is He The Last Of The First Or The First Of The Second... Who Is This Soldier... Not On The List Of Missing... Search For Remains In North Korea... Support S 1226 The POW/MIA Flag Bill... Dept. of Defense Uses Military Personnel for Germ Warfare Experimentation... Would They Abandon POWs.... Help! What's The Team... One Of The Reasons We Keep Asking Why Does Johnie Webb Still Have A Job....


August 10, 2002

National Alliance Of Families Mourns The Passing Of... Senate Passes S 1339 -- Speicher Bill... Congratulation To All... Expert Says - Changes Speicher Is Alive Are "Not Small"... CIL-HI And JTF-FA To Merge... See What We Wrote In 1999... Alliance Provides Another POW/MIA Family Member With A Document They've Never Seen... World War II POW Found Alive In Russia... "Fully" - Just What Does It Mean... Korean POW/MIA Family Get There Answers... How Long Has The Government Known... We Know... Did It Fall or Was It Pushed...


July 13, 2002

National Alliance Of Families Mourns The Passing Of... We Survived Another Alliance Forum... If We Hadn't Seen It With Our Own Eyes... You Have To Read It To Believe It... And They Wonder Why No One Trusts Anyone in Government Connected With the POW/MIA Issue... Speicher Bill Update... Law Requires Pentagon To Brief Congress On Speicher Case Every 90 Days... More Talk No Action... Understatement Of The Year... Bush Administration Says No To Iraqi Invitation... Classified Material On Alliance Web Site... Much Ado About Nothing... Cheney Says All Gulf War MIAs Accounted For "Lessons Vietnam Taught Us Were Used In The Gulf War..." Read The Letter... Versace Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor.... Isn't It About Time The Vietnamese Returned The Remains of This Hero....


June 1, 2002

Congratulations To Rolling Thunder... Speicher -- You Decide... Continued Email Between DPMO and National Alliance of Families Confirms "CBS Letter" Does Not Exist... Speicher Bill Needs Cosponsors... 34 in 28.... Were Are The Original Co-Sponsors of S 484.... Thirteenth Annual National Alliance of Forum Coming Up...


May 18, 2002

DPMO Response To Our May 11th Edition... Our Reply And A Request... Our Source Tells Us... S 1339 -- Speicher Bill Needs Cosponsors... 42 in 43.... More On Speicher... Thirteenth Annual National Alliance of Forum Coming Up...


May 11, 2002

DPMO Meeting... What We Were Told About The Speicher Case... The Challenge... 44 in 50.... We Can Make It Happen... S 1339 Needs Co-Sponsors... Call and Fax Now.... Just How Far... Remains of Medal of Honor Recipient Returned To Family... Thirteenth Annual National Alliance of Forum Coming Up...


May 4, 2002

Will Scott Speicher Be Abandoned A Second Time... The Challenge... 44 in 57.... We Can Make It Happen... S 1339 Needs Co-Sponsors... Call and Fax Now....Thank You Senator Campbell... President Certifies Vietnamese "Full Cooperation" On POW/MIA Issue... More on Korean War POW/MIA Louis Mutta... The "Anthropologist Furue..." More On Speicher... Thirteenth Annual National Alliance of Forum Coming Up...


March 29, 2002

Bring Michael Scott Speicher Home... Call and Fax The President... Is Your Senator a Co-sponsor of S 1339... Call and Fax Them Now.... Have You Spent Your $1.00 To Bring Scott Speicher Home....


March 23, 2002

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March 16, 2002

Speicher Alive????? Sources Say Yes... Your Help Needed To Bring Scott Speicher Home... Pentagon Back Peddles... Navy Seal Neil Roberts Captured and Executed By Al Qaeda.... Maj. Gen. Hegenbeck Says Yes... Pentagon Says Maybe... Ambassador Say Agent Orange "The One Significant Ghost" Of Vietnam... Ambassador Says POW Issue "Successfully Dealt With"... Thirteenth Annual National Alliance of Forum Coming Up...


March 2, 2002

The Job - Doing It The Right Way And Doing It The Wrong Way... Russian Memoirs Revisited... Attention Korean and Cold War Family Members... Price Tag To Keep Information From POW/MIA Family Members... In This Case $3,147.14... The Truth Will Out... Animal Bones Or Human... Thirteenth Annual National Alliance of Forum Coming Up...


February 9, 2002

Deepest Sympathy To The Families of Servicemen and Woman Lost In America's War On Terrorism... National Alliance Mourns The Passing Of... 457 South Korean POWs Believed To Be Alive In North Korea... Make That 456... U.S. Navy At Cam Ranh Bay... Contradictions - Transition or Commitment... Korean War POW/MIA Identified... Vermont's Government Searches For Brother... What The Intelligence Says... Pearl Harbor Unknown Identified...Thirteenth Annual National Alliance of Forum Coming Up...


January 12, 2002

Deepest Sympathy To The Families of Servicemen and Woman Lost In America's War On Terrorism... National Alliance Mourns The Passing Of... Versace To Be Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor... Isn't It Time For Versace To Come Home... Where Is Michael Speicher... Help Needed... Done Deal... The Lesson... Thanks To PAX And Grizzly Adams Productions... Remains Mis-Identifications... Died In Captivity Or Captured By The Viet Cong... Think About This... From Ground Zero... 8,000 Pages of Reagan Papers To Be Released... Thirteenth Annual National Alliance of Forum Coming Up...