Tag Archives: POW

Navy Lt. John Koelsch volunteered to fly a helicopter in bad weather into enemy territory in Korea to save a fellow service member, and it earned him the Medal of Honor.
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Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness is one of the most highly decorated American airmen of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his heroism on a mission that took place just over a week before he was shot down and taken prisoner for nearly six years.
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The family of a missing Korean War veteran finally gets to give him the homecoming he deserves, almost 64 years to the day after he disappeared.
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Want to know what America’s military is up to? Check out the latest Military Quick Clip.
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National POW/MIA Recognition Day observances are held annually on the third Friday of September by military installations around the world.
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