Bits 'N' Pieces 2003

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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 2003

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Oct 25, 2003

The National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing Of.... A Rose by Any Other Name Is Still a Rose........ You Can Give Cil-hi a New Name but it Doesn't Change a Thing..... 1973 TH and the Misinformation Passed off as Fact....The Report of the Senate Select Committee on Pow/Mia Affairs... DIA Has Done Little to Address the Possibility of Distress Symbols Appearing on Photography ..... It Supports the Theory That DIA Has Never Taken the Possibility of Symbols Seriously..... Unfortunately, They May Have Missed Something or Worse Ignored a Possibility..... Capt. Thomas Hensley..... Crew of Specter 17 "Remains Returned and Identified"..... Reaching a New Level of Creativity, CIL-HI Identified the Handful of Remains As....... David Williams and Robert Govan Returned to the List of the Unaccounted for Personnel in Southeast Asia.....


Sept. 20, 2003

The National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing Of..... A Little Bragging..... POWs In Pyongyang..... Why We Didn't Stop The Presses..... No "Secret Report" On Speicher Case... Go Nelson.... The Speicher Flight Suit.... That Brings Us To Our Question..... Maybe We Should Be Asking Our Congressmen.... MIA Solved.... We Have A Few Ideas For New Episodes.... The Great Impostor.... The New Math 1 + 0 = 8.... Something From Nothing... Ad Lib... Creative Identifications....Tooth Fairy Identification... Our Personal Favorite.... Into The Unknown.... Why Does Johnie Webb Still Have A Job... Update On H. Res 103..... We Now Have 27 Cosponsors......


August 16, 2003

So Much for Vacation . . . We're Back to Address the Recent Sewage Spill..... High Level of Frustration Led One Individual, a Well-placed Government Source, to Contact the National Alliance of Families.... Speicher's Gonna Get Screwed...... "Speicher Dead." "Speicher Is Almost Certainly Dead." "Survived the Ejection but He Died Afterward." "All the Signs . . . Say He's Dead...." Speicher Has Served His Purpose. It Is Time to KOP Him, Again...... Speicher Was Never a POW, Never Held in Baghdad, Died and Was Buried At/or near His Crash Site. The Pentagon Discredits Sighting of Speicher in Hakimiyah Prison..... What Our Source Says..... "Don't Be Misled by Those Who Would Pooh Pooh the Speicher Reporting."....The Mindset to Debunk Lives.... Senator Bill Nelson (D-fl) Says ''I Think There Is Somebody in the Pentagon That Is Trying to Kill the Effort to Find Speicher, and I Do Not like it One Bit,'' .... Enough Is Enough – It's Time to Let the White House Know We Are Not Happy with the Handling of the Speicher Case.....Does Anyone Doubt.... We Need H. Res 103......quotes to Remember: "I Told My [Redacted] That If I Ever Go Missing.... Hire Someone to Find Me." Our Source: "I Am Not Impressed That Journalists, Members of the DIA Team and Others Reported to Be Looking for Speicher Are Busting Their Buns to Do So."... If You're Not Listening Your Missing Out.....


August 2, 2003

Optimism on the Speicher Case.... Well, We Can't Have That, Can We... a Secret Pentagon Report States.... Saddam's Loyalists Thwart Polygraph Tests... a Comment from a Reader....Now We Understand... From the Crs Brief.... Korean War POW/MIAs.... Only Half the Story.... Former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles... I. O. Lee an Analyst with the Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office.... DIA States... Several Hundred.... or Several Dozen.... What Is an "Appreciable Degree....." Agreement Reached for Remains Recovery in North Korea..... Did Anyone Ask about Live POWs in North Korea..... a Comment.... North Korea Refuses Access to Jenkins...... Maybe the Happy Defector... Isn't Happy or a Defector.... 2004 Starts October 2003.... Jtf-fa and Cil-hi Will Merge Becoming Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC)....Why Does Johnie Webb Still Have a Job.... H. Res 103..... "I Told My [Redacted] That If I Ever Go Missing.... Hire Someone to Find Me....." Gone Fishin.....


July 12, 2003

Get Well Wishes to ... We Survived Another Forum... New Evidence On Speicher... The Contradictory Information.... Q&A....; On June 27th, DPMO Says.... On July 7th, Senator Bill Nelson Displays Rubbings.... Evidence Is Not Under The Control Right Now Of The Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office... And Three From the Gulf War... What About Navy Pilots Cook and Dwyer.... And What About The Reports Of Remains Of Air Force Personnel Held In Iraq.... Let's Do The Debunking.... Reality Check... A Member Of The Military, Told One Family Member... "I Told My [redacted] That If I Ever Go Missing.... Hire Someone To Find Me." Remember Call, Fax Or Write Your Congressional Representative And Ask That He/She Support H. RES 103...


May 31, 2003

Congratulations Once Again To The Folks At Rolling Thunder and Run For The Wall.... Wanted - Alive – Reward For Speicher.... ????????????? – Questions Need Answers.... Reward Applies To Korean and Vietnam War POW/MIAs.... More on Speicher .....Who Is The Air Force Pilot, Shot Down After Speicher..... We're Amazed But We Shouldn't Be...... Why Does Johnie Webb Still Have A Jjob.... The Window Is Open.... A Korean War Unknown Identified..... If Your Taking Casualties It's Still A War....Operation Remember..... Closing The Message Book...... Editors Note..... The National Alliance Of Families Fourteenth Annual Forum......


April 26, 2003

Welcome Home To Our Iraqi Freedom POWs... Remember Army Sgt. Edward J. Anguiano Still Unaccounted For... Initials M S S Found On Wall Of Iraqi Prison.... Cheap Shot... We Would Remind Our Readers.... From The Office of Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, author of the "Persian Gulf War POW/MIA Accountability Act..." Did The U.S. Know PFC Lynch's Location Before Mohammad Made His Six Mile Walk To The Marines.... How Our Iraqi Freedom POWs Were Liberated... Celebrate and Remember... The National Alliance Of Families Fourteenth Annual Forum is scheduled for June 26th - 28th, 2003.


April 5, 2003

Welcome Home Pfc Jessica Lynch.... Department of Defense Confirms Identification of Nine of the Eleven Remains Recovered Outside the Hospital..... May They Rest in Peace.... the National Alliance of Families Extends Our Deepest Sympathy.... Send Messages of Support to the Families of Our POW/MIAs..... of Historical Note.... a New American Hero..... What about the the "Bring Him Home Alive Act".... "Never Have... Never Will"..... We Have and Do.... They Dug with Their Hands.... Classification, Does it Protect National Security or National Embarrassment.... Speicher..... and the Games Continue..... New U.s. and China Cooperation on Pow Issue.... National Alliance of Families Fourteenth Annual Forum....


March 29, 2003

May God Bless and Protect our Gulf War II POWs and MIAs and bring them all home. Also, Please remember our British Allies who also have POWs and MIAs... To show our support for the families of our POWs and MIAs held in Iraq... The Cost of War as of 10 AM March 29th... Don't Repeat Mistakes of the Past... Late Breaking News... Senator: 1991 POW May Be Alive in Baghdad... DUSTWUN....Give us the day... So Why Does DOD Continue To Use The POW Phrase... The Geneva Convention... Crossing The Line.... National Alliance Of Families Fourteenth Annual Forum...


March 22, 2003

God Bless and Protect Our Troops Deployed.... The National Alliance of Families extends our deepest sympathy... Skewing The Results... Senator Bill Nelson Believes Speicher Alive... Wherever Scott Speicher Is In Iraq - Merry Christmas... Who's Looking For Speicher... Iraqi Objectives... Senate Pass Resolution of Support for American Troops, President Bush and British Government... The National Alliance Of Families Fourteenth Annual Forum...


February 22 , 2003

Were Vietnam POWs Transferred To The Former Soviet Union - Don't Rule It Out... Five American POWs Questioned By Soviet Intelligence Officers -- Who Are They... Doing The Job The Right Way... The JCSD Way.... The Bezborodov Statement... What Volkogonov Had To Say.... "Never Carried Out" - Helloooooooo... So Says... What The DIA Says About Speicher... When Did America's Involvement In Vietnam Really Begin... 3036...The National Alliance Of Families Fourteenth Annual Forum....


February 8, 2003

National Alliance of Families extends its deepest sympathy... Unfinished Business Gulf War... Unfinished Business Korea... Missing/Captured... New Book.... New Resource on Internet Thanks to the JCSD.... Was There A Second Teir Prison System In Vietnam... Where is This Korean War Air Crew... National Alliance 14th Annual Forum...


January 18, 2003

The Pilots Dead... New Intelligence Reports.... Is Speicher Alive.... Senators Head For Middle East... Blast From Past.... POWs Transferred To Soviet Union... Dullas Knew.... What Does China Know.... Supporting POW/MIA Issue Lands Man In Trouble...