America’s MIAs: Coming Home
By Christopher D. Brady
December 21, 2020
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On December 23, 1944, 24 year old Captain Lawrence Dickson flew his P-51D Mustang on a routine surveillance mission into Italy and crashed. He became one of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen (Red Tails) Missing in Action (MIA) in World War II. In spite of a post-war scouring of Europe for U.S. service members, it took 68 years to locate his crash site. His remains were excavated in August 2017 and identified 15 months later using advanced DNA techniques. This is indicative of how difficult it is to locate, excavate, and then identify missing service members.
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The concept of the Latin phrase nemo resideo, or “leave no one behind,” is almost as old as warfare itself. Greek mythology portrayed heroes who rescued those captured by enemies.
Unfortunately we have in the past and I guess “we” will in the future.
Personally, I think that the politicians and bureaucrats should be held to account for the girls and boys who ARE left behind!
AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY!
Maybe then they will be incentivized to get everyone home?