Congressional Hearings, 2009
2009 Congressional Hearings
On April 2nd 2009, the House Military Personnel Subcommittee met to hear testimony on "Improving Recovery and Full Accounting of POW/MIA Personnel From All Past Conflicts."
Testifying before the committee were were representatives from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War, the 5 POW/MIA family groups, and a civilian volunteer working on remains identification from the Korean War. Also testifying were the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs Charles Ray and Rear Admiral Donna Crisp Commander JPAC.
Opening Statement Committee Chairperson Susan Davis
Opening Statement Ranking Member Joe Wilson
Mr. Michael H. Wysong - Veterans of Foreign Wars
Mr. Phil Riley - American Legion
Ms. Ann Mills Griffiths - National League of Families
Ms. Lisa Phillips - WWII Families for the Return of the Missing
Ms. Lynn O'Shea - National Alliance of Families
Mr. Frank Metersky - Korea Cold War Families of the Missing
Ms. Robin Piacine - Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs
Mr. Ron Broward - POW/MIA Advocate
Charles A. Ray - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs
Rear Admiral Donna L. Crisp - Commander, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command