Bits 'N' Pieces 2004

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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 2004

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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Dec. 11, 2004

More From Warren Gray..... Maupin Status.... Vietnamese Break Promise..... Surprise.... Surprise..... Looking for Families of World War II Crew...... It's Finished..... "MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD: THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA's POWs"..... The "USA" Symbol in Laos..... Happy Chanukah.... Merry Christmas..... and all the best for a healthy and Happy New Year.......

"Though we've come a long way, there is much, much more to be done.

The deck is stacked against us. Our adversaries are well-entrenched

and well-financed and scared of any change in the status quo.

In the long run, we will prevail.

We hold the trump card, folks and when the dust clears, and the dense morning fog burns off,

when we clear our wire of sappers, and the gunships go home,

by God, we'll still be there, because what we seek to do is right."

--- Author Unknown

TRUTH, JOY, AND PEACE TO US ALL IN 2005.

Dolores and Lynn and the Board of Directors

of the National Alliance of Families


Nov. 13, 2004

Was He... or Wasn't He.... Is it or Isn't It.... Seven Months...... We Said We'd Believe it When We Heard it from Jenkins Himself.... A Number of Americans Were Used, Most Often Unwillingly, by North Korea .... Questions..... Questions.... Questions..... Phonies.... Conflicting Statements from Dpmo... Remains Identified... Brother Not So Sure..... Group Burial ..... 2005 Remains Recoveries in North Korea.... We're Still Waiting.....


October 30, 2004

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Oct 9, 2004

Where Is Matt Maupin...... 41 and Counting...... 538 More to Go..... We'll Ask the Question Again...... DPMO Misleading the Media...Again....... Speicher, a Lesser Noted Mission...... U.s. Wants Broader Search for Missing POWs...... We're Still Waiting...... the Possibility of Survival, at Least for a Small Number, after Operation Homecoming......


September 26, 2004

We Chose to Keep the Source Anonymous for Two Very Important Reasons..... Their Two Outside Hatchet Men, Former Employees, Masters of Misdirection and Half Truths.... "It Is Now Time to Clear the Air....." Our Source.... the Individual Who Wrote the Note Is...... Question..... We're Still Waiting....


September 18, 2004

Were American POWs Captured During the Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam Transferred to the Former Soviet Union.... Russian Colonel Korotkov Says – POWs from Korea Taken to the Soviet Union.... Recants after Call from KGB.... Reports Have Now Come Attention United States Government Which Support Earlier Indications That American Prisoners of War Korea Had Been "Transported into Soviet Union .... the Prisoner of War Not for Direct Repatriation Are Held by Our Side Pending the Final Disposition of the Entire Prisoner of War Question.... We Believe the Sheer Volume of Reports Suggests it May Likely Have Happened.... A Voice from the Grave..... National Intelligence Estimate ...... "A Few Reports of Transfers of U.S. POWs to Russia and Other Countries Are Unexplained and the Books Remain Open."


September 11, 2004

New Source Surfaces. Following in the footsteps of Col. Millard Peck, Dr. Timothy Castle and others, our source has provided a laundry list of DPMO failures. His good-bye note and subsequent correspondence with the National Alliance of Families is a stinging criticism and confirms what we’ve known all along. DPMO is a failure, whose mission is to block any active and thorough investigation on our missing Servicemen. Their job is to distort, mislead and dismiss any information that would question a policy decided decades ago.! Among the deficiencies cited in our sources “good-bye” noted: Failure of this organization to respond to a report of live Americans in SEA... Military personnel in DPMO have effectively been reorganized out of this military issue...The 185 Report... POWs moved from Laos to Vietnam....The Schederov report about Hrdlicka...Lao retention of a file cabinet containing POW information that we never requested...To approach Lao doctors who worked previously with American POWs in NE Laos...DPMO attitude towards Stony Beach...


September 4, 2004

Ten Years of Bits N Pieces.... 1945, 1953, 1973, 1991 What Do They Have in Common.... Hobbled by an Uncaring Congress, a Succession of Uninterested Presidents, and a Media Willing to Believe Misleading Statements.... the National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of ... Where Is Pfc Matt Maupin.... We're Still Waiting..... Does Robert Jenkins Have Information on Other American's Held in North Korea.... "A Number of Americans Were Used, Most Often Unwillingly, by North Korea to Arm Spies with English-speaking Skills So They Could Target American Interests in South Korea and Beyond....." What Happened to Parrish and Abshire...What about Dresnok.... Pueblo Rumors.....Why Does Johnie Webb Still Have His Job.....


August 6, 2004

Day 112 of Captivity for PFC Matt Maupin..... Speicher Dead Again.....Highest National Priority.... Search for Speicher NEVER Rated A Solely Dedicated Team.... We Challenge the Department of Defense.... Where's The Controlling Directive.... The Press Gets Involved and Gets the Run-a-Round.... Speaking of Answers.... Korean War Unknown Identified..... Remains Recovered From Chosin Reservoir and Unsan County.... Robert Jenkins - Kidnap Victim or Deserter.... Volunteers Needed for Media Truth Patrol.....


June 5, 2004

57 Days... Rolling Thunder XVII... "It's as Settled as It's Ever Going to Be....." National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of Our Dear Friend.... Editors Note from Lynn O'Shea.... Remains of Korean War POW/MIAs Head Home.... Former POWs Final Mission.... Eyewitnesses in North Korea Got Very Close to American POWs from the Korean War, Says a Us Official... Still No Answers.... National Alliance of Families Fifteenth Annual Forum....


May 15, 2004

Day 36 For POW Maupin..... Get Well Wishes..... From Rescue to Recovery Mission..... Speicher's Getting Screwed.... Voice Of America.... US and North Korea Recover Korean War Remains.... Whatever Happened to Truth In Advertising...... The Next Secretary of Defense..... H. Res. 402 -- Congratulation..... H. Res 103 -- To Form a House Select Committee on POW/MIAs.... Live To Fight Another Day... Busy Month of April..... Memorial Services for Korean War POW/MIAs..... Where is Capt. Ara Mooradian.... Can You Identify These Army POWs.... Editors Note.... The National Alliance Of Families Fifteenth Annual Forum.......


Mar 27, 2004

Prisoner of War Were Left Behind at the End of the War in Southeast Asia..... American Prisoners of War from Korean War Transferred to the Former Soviet Union.... the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Chaired by Senator John Kerry, D-MA with Former Senator Robert Smith (R-NH) as Vice-Chairman Concluded.....Volunteer for the Media Truth Patrol.... More On Second Set of M S S Initials..... Did the Pentagon Mislead Two Senators.... the Speicher Family.... the Press and the American Public about the Reward for Navy Capt. M. Scott Speicher..... Support the $1 Million Reward...... Call the President..... U.S. Seeks Records of Siberia Camps.....Unusual MIA Case among Pentagon Family Briefings.... Giving a Home to Remains...... the National Alliance of Families Fifteenth Annual Forum.....


Mar 13, 2004

Speicher Gonna Get Screwed.... a Word about Evidence and a Status Change.... Pentagon Plans to Drop Reward for Speicher..... Old Evidence New or New Evidence Old.... the Eagle Cried... We Still Can't Avoid the Subject..... Mystery Solved.... the National Alliance of Families Fifteenth Annual Forum


Feb 21, 2004

Saddam Is a Pow..... Saddam Get's His Red Cross Visit..... What's the Message..... Remember the 1998 Strategic Plan..... Folks.... It's 2004.... Another Interesting Find......"The Purpose of this Memorandum Is to State My Deep Personal Concern over the Current Lack of Interest, and Apathy, Expressed by the Department of Defense and the Department of State Regarding Subject Issue.".... Say Hi to an Old Friend..... We Can't Avoid the Subject...... "Why Families Say Kerry Betrayed Pows and Mias,".... What Do You Think, We Think of John Kerry..... North Korea Agrees to Improve Cooperation on Remains Recovery.... the National Alliance of Families Fifteenth Annual Forum....


Feb 7, 2004

POW/MIA Flag Flap... Our Response... Major Albro Lundy Jr Is Coming Home.... Leave No Man Behind..... Don't Miss the April Edition of Vietnam Magazine.... Support Needed for National POW/MIA Memorial.... Gold Star Mom's Ask for Help.... H. Res 103 -- Good News.... Bad News....Jolidon Web Pages Now Available.....The National Alliance of Families Fifteenth Annual Forum.....


Jan 24, 2004

Saddam a POW...POW or MIA-C... EPW or POW... What an Expert Says... "But Does Raise the Kinds of Concerns Your Organization Expresses in the Press Release...." Group Burial at Arlington..... Shaking Our Heads and Wondering.... Candlelight Vigil for Capt. Scott Speicher.... Accountability.... In November 1992, Members of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Led by Senator John Kerry.... The Kerry Version of Accountability.... From the Diary of Col. Pham Duc Dai... The National Alliance of Families Fifteenth Annual Forum Is Scheduled For....


Jan 3, 2004

Happy New Year.... The Best of Times.... The Worst of Times.... Unfortunately, for Our Gulf War I, Vietnam, Korean, Cold War and World War II POWs.... Oh by the Way, When You Enter the Prisons, Look for Speicher....Intelligence Failure in Iraq.....Treat Yourself to a Belated Holiday Gift... Order "Leave No Man Behind" by Garnett "Bill" Bell with George J. "Jay" Veith..... Be on the Lookout for the April 2004 Edition of Vietnam Magazine........Candlelight Vigil for Scott Speicher....... Should Old Acquaintances Be Forgot.... Never..... Forgotten POWs Shame South Korea...... South Korea Isn't the Only Country Shamed for Forgetting its POWs..... H.RES 103..... Cold War POWs in Former Soviet Union......... Survivor, at the Urging of Intelligence Officers, Remained Silent about the Mission for Many Years.....They Just Want it to Die, to Go Away..... "I Haven't Forgotten My Fatherland... I Served for My Country for the past 50 Years." Remember All Our Unaccounted for POWs and MIAs.