Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action
"I was prepared to fight, to be wounded, to be captured and even to die, but I was not prepared to be abandoned!" ...Eugene "Red" McDowel; former POW, Vietnam.
These United States of America have still not accounted for over 1,900 of its warriors from the Vietnam era. Over 1,400 in Vietnam, over 400 in Laos, at least 60 in Cambodia and 8 in the territorial waters of the Republic of China.
Over 78,000 Americans are unaccounted for from WWII
There are over 8,100 Americans unaccounted for from the Korean War
"Should we sleep well tonight knowing that if we, or our children were among the missing, the efforts of those we have elected to represent our interest would be no greater than what we see today? It is our shame that we allow it."... Lindsay Wynn
Please try these links for more information about POW/MIA issues.
This site has stats on American POW/MIA's from nearly ALL wars.
The site is the Federal Reserch Division (Vietnam Era POW/MIA database)
POW/MIA Flag Protocol
The accepted protocol for flying the POW/MIA flag is:
Single Pole - The POW/MIA flag is directly below the American colors and above the State Flag.
Two Poles - The POW/MIA flag is flown on the pole with the American Flag directly below the American flag. The State flag is displayed on the second pole.
Three Poles - The POW/MIA flag is placed on the pole to the immediate left of the American flag. The State flag is displayed to the left of the POW/MIA flag.
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