Tag Archives: KIA

The loss of a service member is already tough enough, but when it comes to the one closest to you…Your friend.  Your partner.  The one you depend on.   That loss is unspeakable.  Memorial services were held to honor two fallen …
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In “This Week in the DoD” for March 2: The armed forces medical examiner at the Dover Port Mortuary in Dover, Delaware, positively identified the remains of a soldier who was considered “missing – captured” since 2006.  Staff Sergeant Ahmed …
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By John E. Bircher III Director, Public Relations for the Military order of the Purple Heart While Joyce Fike was Christmas shopping for her son, Vermont Army National Guard Capt. Zachariah L. Fike, she discovered a WWII medal in an antique …
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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of three servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army …
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In the face of danger and certain death, Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy moved in the line of enemy fire to call in his location to headquarters in am attempt to save his men. For his heroic actions, the Navy …
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