Monday, July 21, 2008

Your Opinion Counts

The National Alliance of Families and I would like to know if you feel the Department of Defense POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster Properly Represents the Issue of Live POWs and MIAs? Please take a look at the poster and cast your vote.

That was not this weeks Question Of The Week. There is still time to answer that too if you'd like. (Continue Reading)

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to:
The National Alliance of Families

3 Comments:

Blogger Z said...

Seems to me like thinking "STILL ALIVE" instead of "flags on graves" would be more the mindset of POW and MIA families, huh?

This is very surprising and pessimistic to me!

Did the NYTimes ad people design this! :-)

7:36 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

I hope you voted, I did. There is a (Well worn/scratched up) stainless steel bracelet with, "GYSGT GALEN F. HUMPHREY USMC 02-01-66 NVN/OW" ( http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/h/h182.htm ) engraved on it on my right wrist. If I felt the picture on the poster in any way represented the live POW/MIA issue I would take it (the bracelet) off and give it to one of GYSGT Humphrey's children. I have met them and think of them as friends or extended family because of their Father and POW/MIA issues/questions in need of answers.(The following quote is from the above bio link)" Since American involvement in the war in Southeast Asia ended, over 10,000
reports relating to Americans prisoner, missing, or unaccounted for in
Southeast Asia have been received by the U.S. Government. Many authorities,
having reviewed this largely-classified information have concluded that
hundreds of Americans are still alive in captivity today.

Perhaps the entire crew of seven perished on February 1, 1966. But, perhaps
they are among those experts believe are still alive, still held prisoner.
We cannot forget a single man, lest he be left behind. They must all be
brought home."

Until the United States Government can prove beyond a shadow of doubt that GYSGT Humphrey did die in that crash that bacelet will remain on my wrist.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

1:16 PM  
Blogger AI said...

Great post this David. Sad as it's largely a forgotten issue... I voted and hope that until proven otherwise, that bracelet stays on your wrist ... God bless

6:31 AM  

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