Bits 'N' Pieces 2014

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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 2014

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 20, 2014

The National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of…. The Reorganization of the POW/MIA Accounting Effort…. Newly Released NSA Documents Show That China Captured American Soldiers During The Vietnam War…. "Who Interrogated American Electronic Warfare Specialists in North Vietnam During the War? The Riddle of the Task Force Russia 294 Report"…. He's Making That List and Checking it Twice… For this Christmas and Hanukkah season….

"Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping,

and thine eyes from tears;

for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord:


and they shall come again from the land of the enemy;

and there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord,

that thy children shall come again to their own border."

JerMIAh 31:16 17:


We wish you all the Merriest Christmas, the Happiest Hanukkah and all the best for a healthy and Happy New Year.

TRUTH, JOY, AND PEACE TO US ALL IN 2015.

Janella, the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Families and our Research Director Lynn O'Shea


Nov. 1, 2014

Reorganization Update… A Rose By Any Other Name… Personnel Changes - Medical Examiner… Clearing Up a Bit of Confusion…. Personnel Changes - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs Resigns…. The Search is on for the Director of the New POW/MIA Accounting Agency… The Search for Morgan Jefferson Donahue… From the Russian Viewpoint… The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same… Sound Familiar… Why does Johnie Webb still have a job… HELP! We are in desperate need of donations…

Oct. 18, 2014

BOHICA... It's Official… Mid-Terms and the Grades are In…. Final IG Report Released…. Make Sure Your Voice is Heard… Back to the Future… Remains of Servicemen Missing in North Korea in Jeopardy… More on the Reorganization Effort… HELP! We are in desperate need of donations…

Oct. 11, 2014

Emergency Call to Action - POW/MIA Reorganization Effort Officially a Failure... What You Can Do to Help....

Oct. 4, 2014

The National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of… Reorganization of the POW/MIA Accounting Effort… The Mushroom… Rebuttal of the Cole Report… Why Does Johnie Webb Still have a Job… Where is the IG Report… It Seems to Me I've Heard That Song before It's From an Old Familiar Score I know It Well, That Melody… We Would Like Your Opinion…133 Co-Sponsors, for H. Res 231… HELP…

Sept. 6, 2014

The National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of… The IG Report - Dysfunction Junction…Leadership and Management Has to Go… We Told You So… Counting Down to January 1, 2015… Here Is What We Know… Musings and Speculation… JPACs K208 Project… Why Did It Take 20 Years… How the South Koreans Are Getting the Job Done… One Hundred Years Ago… Let's Send Lethal Weapons to Vietnam… Recommended Reading… HELP! We Are in Desperate Need of Donations…

July 19, 2014

So Much For Vacation... Two Events Brought Us Back Early... The Leak of the New IG Report... and The Hearing of the House Subcommittee on Military Personnel...

July 5, 2014

The Return of Bowe Bergdahl…. Washington D.C…. Meeting with the Reorganization Team…. We Survived the 25th National Alliance of Families Forum…. Government Continues to Use Inferior DNA Technology to Identify Remains of POWs and MIAs While Funding Superior DNA Technology to Identify Victims of Genocide in Foreign Countries… Visit Our YouTube Channel… Shamed into Action…. POW/MIA Recognition Day September 19, 2014…. We Need Your Help….

May 31, 2014

National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of… Prayers and Get Well Wishes for…Editor's Note…Reorganization of the POW/MIA Accounting Community… Coming Up On Five Years…Our Hope… Now Available "Abandoned in Place"…Another JPAC Boondoggle… Our Comment… How Fast Can Congress Form A Select Committee… 115 Co-sponsors, and Counting… The National Alliance of Families on Social Media…We're Off To Washington, D.C. For Our Annual Meeting… We Need Your Help…

April 26, 2014

The National Alliance of Families Mourns the Passing of… No Surprise Here The End to the John Hartley Robertson Story…Special Announcement…25th Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Families… Pentagon Announces Reorganization of POW/MIA Accounting Community… Alliance Comments on the Reorganization of the POW/MIA Accounting Community… The Two Elephants in the Room… Unhappy Birthday… 109 Co-sponsors, and Counting… Another Early Rave Review for Abandoned in Place, From - Dr. Jeffrey Donahue, brother of Maj. Morgan Donahue, MIA in Laos since December 13, 1968…

April 5, 2014

The National Alliance of Families mourns the passing of… Make Your Reservations Now for the - 25th Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Families… Dysfunction Junction… What We Are All Thinking… Burying Your Mistakes… Abandoned in Place, The Men We Left Behind and the Untold Story of Operation Pocket Change the Joint Special Operations Command Planned Rescue of American POWs Held in Laos Six Years After the End of the Vietnam War by Lynn O'Shea Coming Soon... We Need Your Help...

March 1, 2014

Taliban Suspends Talks to Release POW Bowe Bergdahl… Secretary of Defense Appoints Top Deputy to Oversee Pentagon's Effort to Secure Bergdahl's Release… Secretary of Defense Orders Shake Up of POW/MIA Accounting Community… Seems Like We have Heard this Song Before… Will There Be a True Shake-up of the POW/MIA Accounting Community…. Alliance Recommendations… The Alliance is adamantly opposes a merger of DPMO and JPAC… 97 Co-sponsors, and Counting… What Was He Thinking…. A Little Media Attention Goes a Long Way…New Book - Abandoned in Place, The Men We Left Behind and the Untold Story of Operation Pocket Change the Joint Special Operations Command Planned Rescue of American POWs Held in Laos Six Years After the End of the Vietnam War... 25th Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Families… We Need Your Help… Latest JPAC Disgrace…

Feb. 1, 2014

New Bergdahl Video… Message to the President of the United States… U.S. Brass Says Liberation of Bergdahl Nation's Top Priority… Everything Old is New Again… The Laundry List of JPAC Failures… World War II Americans Unaccounted for from the Battle of Tarawa… Upo Lake, South Korea… Koh Tang Island, Cambodia… The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same… Before Silverstein and Kerley There Was Dunlap… Have We Really Come That Far From the Days of Tadeo Furue… Why Does Johnie Webb Still Have a Job…Think About This… The Book Corner - "The Reluctant Sorority" and coming soon Abandoned in Place, The Men We Left Behind and the Untold Story of Operation Pocket Change the Joint Special Operations Command Planned Rescue of American POWs Held in Laos Six Years After the End of the Vietnam War… 25th Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Families… We Need Your Help…

Jan. 11, 2014

180 Days… Our Problem With the McCaskill Amendment… Why does Johnie Webb still have a job… New POW/MIA Book Coming This Spring… H.Res 231 90 Co-sponsors, and Counting… Remember our POW in Afghanistan Bowe Bergdahl… Avoiding FOIA Responses, What Else is New… Mark Your Calendar… We Need Your Help…