Bits 'N' Pieces 2005

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National Alliance of Families

For the Return of America's Missing Servicemen

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BITS N PIECES 2005

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. 3, 2005

Jennings Resigns..... Dear Santa


Nov. 12, 2005

E V I D E N C E.....


Oct. 8, 2005

Matt Maupin Is Not Missing in Iraq.... He's a POW.... Dead on Arrival.... A Special Thanks to the Congressional Representatives Who Supported Our Efforts.... Air Force Had Indications That Dozens of Missing American Airmen Were Alive in Chinese or North Korean Prisons Two Years after the Korean War.... I Learned My English in Concentration Camps and My First Teachers Were Kidnapped American Officers..... Remains Believed to Be American Found under House in Saigon.....More Identifications by Association.....


Sept. 10, 2005

To All in the Gulf Coast Region Especially Our POW/MIA Family Members and Good Friends, You Are in Our Thoughts and Prayers.... Saddam's Iraqi's Know What Happened to Speicher.... Duh..... Now vs Then..... POW Petition Drive..... The Real Reason Recovery Missions in North Korea Stopped.... DPMO the Never-Ending Failure ..... Speaking of DPMO Reviews and Investigations....


July 31, 2005

Prisoners of War or POW. 1998.... an Extremely Credible Report.... American MIA's.... Still Being Held in Southeast Asia.... 1998.... Extremely Credible... American MIA's. ... Still Held in Southeast Asia...... 1998.... MIA's.... Held in Southeast Asia..... Is That a Cry of Outrage, We Hear..... Activists Arrested.... H.Res 123.... to Establish, in the House of Representatives a Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs...... H.R. 3352 the "Stolen Valor Act of 2005".... to "Amend Title 18, United States Code, with Respect to Protections for the Medal of Honor, and for Other Purposes." .... H. R. 3329 – "Civilian Prisoner-of-War Medal Act of 2005" – "To Amend Title 5, United States Code, to Provide for the Issuance of a Prisoner-of-war Medal to Civilian Employees of the Federal Government Who Are Taken Captive, by Armed Forces or Agents of a Foreign Government Hostile to the United States, During War or under Wartime Conditions.".....POW Petition Drive..... Attention: Policy Makers and DPMO, Take a Lesson..... We're on Vacation till September 10th...... 1998.... MIAs.... Held in Southeast Asia..... Ask Yourself How Many of Those MIA's Held Since 1998 May Have Died While That Report Sits, Un-investigated, in Some DPMO File Cabinet..... Is That a Cry of Outrage, We Hear......


July 16, 2005

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs Jerry Jennings Under Investigation for Abusive Management and Sexual Harassment.... This Isn't the First Time Jennings Has Been Investigated.... Is DPMO the New "Political Dumping Ground...." Is DPMO the "Turkey Farm" of the Bush #43 Administration....


July 9, 2005

Our Deepest Condolences to our friends and allies, the people of Great Britain..... National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of..... Did Taliban Hold and Execute a Navy Seal.... Navy Urges Better Hunt for Speicher .... The Meetings....Questions... But Again No Answers ....In 1998, the Directorate of Operations within DPMO received an extremely credible report that American MIAs were still being held in Southeast Asia, and DPMO ignored the report.... Our Meetings.....Update from Roger Hall on The CIA Lawsuit .....


June 4, 2005

Congratulations to.... Recovery Operations in North Korea Cease... How We See It.... POW Petition Drive.... Special Thanks.... JPAC Speaks..... Question #8.... Speaking of JPAC... Is Anyone Looking for Live POWs.... Don't Forget H.Res 123.... National Alliance of Families 16th Annual Forum.....


May 21, 2005

Need description of this newsletter.


May 7, 2005

Prisoner of War....Prisoner of War....Prisoner of War....Prisoner of War.... See How the Prisoner of War Status Was Used.... National Alliance of Families 16th Annual Forum....


April 23, 2005

Misinformation..... It Is Not Misinformation When ...... Support the Pow Petition Drive..... an Old Friend Provides an Interesting Answer.... Another Old Friend Comments on the Speicher Case..... Maupin Update ....H.Res 123 Status Report.... The Annual Meeting..... Here Is Our Take on the Recent Events.... DPMO Screwed the POW/MIA Families, the League and Even the Alliance..... How to Properly Dispose of Tattered American Flags.... National Alliance of Families 16th Annual Forum....


April 9, 2005

Day 365 for POW Matt Maupin....Call To Action.... POW Petition Drive... A Joint Effort Launched Under the Banner of Rolling Thunder® Inc. National, With the Full Support of the National Alliance of Families and Operation Carry the Flame. begins today.... Cast Your Vote.... What Would You Do With $800,000.00....National Alliance of Families 16th Annual Forum.....


April 2, 2005

No Pow Status..... Do We Need a Better Source..... Spreading Mis-information.... DoD Double Speak..... Why We Get Nowhere with Congress.... Unacceptable.... "Domestic Status"..... Cast Your Vote a New Feature on Our Web Site.....A Note on Timing......You Are Now the Head of DPMO..... H.res 123 Contact Your Congressional Representative...... Russia Releases Names of Japanese POWs Sent to North Korea.... Why Do the Japanese Get Answers and We Don't...... Who Is Going to Ask the Question..... "Missing . . . Presumed Dead: the Search for America's POWs"....... National Alliance of Families 16th Annual Forum.....


March 12, 2005

The Gulag Study Now Available in Easier Format... More on the No Confidence Vote... A plea to the Russian President... Mishandling the Speicher Case... Where is Stony Beach....New Source Comes Forward.... All This and More . . .


Feb. 19, 2005

"Americans, including American servicemen, were imprisoned in the former Soviet Union...." The Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Families has, by unanimous vote, recorded a vote of “no confidence” in Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Chairman of the U.S./Russian Joint Commission Jerry Jennings. The Alliance Board of Directors also recorded, again unanimously, a vote of “no confidence” in the Defense POW/MIA Office (DPMO), as a whole... Our Reasons....


Feb. 12, 2005

"Americans, including American servicemen, were imprisoned in the former Soviet Union...." so states a Pentagon report, titled "The Gulag Study," compiled by the Joint Commission Support Directorate (JCSD,) the investigative arm of the U.S/Russian Joint Commission. Not maybe.... not thought to be.... not believed to be..... WERE IMPRISONED!

When asked about the number of American's held JCSD executive secretary Norman Kass responded; "I personally would be comfortable saying that the number is in the hundreds."

Vindication!


Jan 21, 2005

POWs Vs. MIA/C Why Do We Care What a Captured Service Member Is Called..... Call to Action.... Attention World War II POW/MIA Family Members..... Another One - Dateline South Korea.... Lawmaker Says 500 South Korean POWs Still in North.... We'll Ask the Question, Again... A Little Humor.... We're Still Waiting.... Our Questions.... Why Won't DPMO Answer Them, They Asked for Them......


Jan 8, 2005

The National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing Of..... Pow Status.... Who Wants to Tell These Servicemen They're Not Pows.... Call to Action.... Why Is this Important..... a Little Late but Here it Comes.... "Transition the Accounting Process from Active Operations to Reactive Efforts Triggered by New Information by Fye 2004."..... Candlelight Vigil.... Remember ..... No So Sure..... Order "Missing Presumed Dead: the Search for America's POWs"......