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Live sighting reports of Americans listed as missing in action in Southeast Asia

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans" Affairs.

Live sighting reports of Americans listed as missing in action in Southeast Asia

hearings before the Committee on Veterans" Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session ....

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans" Affairs.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Southeast Asia
    • Subjects:
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons.,
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Missing in action.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Southeast Asia.,
    • Southeast Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. :, 99-1089
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .V4 1986e
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 v. :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2495154M
      LC Control Number87602281

        Over the past two decades, more t Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Laotian Americans have been served deportation orders, according to the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center. Advocates say.


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Live sighting reports of Americans listed as missing in action in Southeast Asia by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans" Affairs. Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Live sighting" reports of Americans listed as missing in action in Southeast Asia: hearings before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session. January 28 and 30 and Februhearings: "'Live Sighting' Reports of Americans Listed as Missing in Action in SouthEast Asia" May 1, J J and Aughearings: "'Live Sighting' Reports of Americans Listed as Missing in Action in South- East Asia".

The title of this collection is “Correlated and Uncorrelated Information Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia.” The U.S. Department of Defense, POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) declassifies these documents and releases them to the Federal Research.

Four decades after the Vietnam war ended a mysterious man in Southeast Asia claiming to be an American Special Forces soldier listed as 'Killed In Action' has been found. Hendon and Stewart provide a mountain of evidence, mainly intelligence reports of live sightings of American prisoners in Vietnam and Laos that make for less-than-scintillating reading.

But riveting sections describe Hendon's crusade on this issue in the early s, including two meetings with President Reagan, pleading his case that the /5(85). "Live Sighting" Reports of Americans Listed as Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. 2 vols. Hearings before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, January Febru (vol.

I), May 1-Aug (vol. II). v,iv, pp. southeast asia: americans unaccounted for in southeast asia. component country of loss firsthand live sightings 1, hearsay sightings reports 5, crash/grave sites 5, dogt unresolved live sighting reports.

captive. pre total. The Administration has begun a diplomatic Live sighting reports of Americans listed as missing in action in Southeast Asia book around Southeast Asia to check the veracity of a photograph that supposedly shows that three American flyers missing since the.

But for the families of the 2, servicemen still listed as missing in action in Southeast Asia - the so-called MIAs -the ordeal goes on. Many of the families are beginning to. The Vietnam War POW/MIA issue concerns the fate of United States servicemen who were reported as missing in action during the Vietnam War and associated theaters of operation in Southeast Asia.

The term also refers to issues related to the treatment of affected family members by the governments involved in these conflicts. Following the Paris Peace Accords ofU.S.

prisoners of war. Vietnam earlier this month promised to look into those cases. There are 2, Americans listed as missing in action in Southeast Asia.

Most are assumed to be dead. A North Carolina lawsuit by two. Investigating “Live Sightings” The latter, of course, is the highest priority. Understandably, the work of discovering live Americans is concentrated in Southeast Asia. Since the Vietnam War ended in the s, no American has been found to have been in captivity in the region, but DPMO takes any “live sighting” seriously.

Reference Information Paper 90A Finding Aid to Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the Vietnam War Era, Table of ContentsIntroduction I.1 Since the Vietnam conflict began, there has been continuous interest in information about those persons believed to be prisoners of war or missing in action.

Scientists and soldiers combine forensics and archaeology to search for pilot Bat Masterson, one of 88, Americans missing in action from recent wars. Title Cambodia: Missing. Pamphlet sponsored by the American Committee to Free Journalists Held in Southeast Asia Name Claude Arpin; Dieter Bellendorf; Gilles Caron; Roger Colne; Sean Flynn; Georg Gensluckner; Welles Hangen; Guy Hannoteaux; Tomoharu Ishii; Akira Kusaka; Willy Mettler; Teruo Nakajima; Kojiro Sakai; Dana Stone; Yujiro Takagi; Yoshihiko Waku; Takeshi Yanagisawa.

-- (%) reports were equated to Americans who are accounted for (i.e., PW returnees, missionaries, civilians jailed at various times for violation of Vietnamese codes). -- 45(%) reports were correlated to wartime sightings of military personnel or pre sighting of civilians who remain unaccounted for.

Asked why Vietnam appears at last to be cooperating to some extent with U.S. efforts to resolve the questions involving the 2, Americans still listed as missing in action in Southeast Asia. than 1, firsthand sightings of live American dismantled its own “collection” network in Southeast Asia.

finding “because they believe that live-sighting reports and other. As of today, 2, men from the U.S. are missing in Southeast Asia. I was shot downcaptured May 21st, and taken two days la ter to Hanoi where I spent six years. The POW/MIA issue is unique to the Vietnam War.

After World War II, 78, American soldiers were missing or unaccounted for. Their number exceeds by 20, the total number of American. Laos: Alleged Live Sighting of American POW "Major Ray" Message Source Reports | "Major Ray"; George W. Jensen; Lavern G. Reilly. Date of report ().

Contributor: American Embassy - Vientiane, Laos Date:   The POW/MIA "industry," according to the author, has long nurtured a powerful myth that Americans listed as missing in action since the Vietnam War are still alive and being held captive.

One supposedly supporting argument is the apparent precedent that the Vietnamese held French POWs long after the first Indochina war ended in Reviews: The POW/MIA ``industry,'' according to the author, has long nurtured a powerful myth that Americans listed as missing in action since the Vietnam War are still alive and being held captive.

One. Vietnam, for example, has agreed to let DPMO officials conduct investigations, on short notice, of so-called "live sightings"—cases in which someone reports having seen an American POW or MIA alive.

01 the 2, Americans listed as missing in action in Indochina, 1, of them were reported missing in Vietnam, are unaccounted for in Laos and the rest were in Cambodia.

Armitage said that the allegations of a coverup are "absurd" -and "in- sulting" to the former POWs who work in the military units assigned to examine information on. Americans, who fought in Southeast Asia, didn't determine the political and military conditions there.

Yet, it was their thankless task to give up their youth. Decades have passed since the end of the conflict in Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. We rejoiced when POWs stepped on American soil during "Operations Homecoming" in In AugustGen. James Van Fleet, retired commander of the U.S. 8th Army in Korea, said: "A large percentage of the 8, American soldiers listed as missing in action in Korea are still alive.".

Title 'LIVE SIGHTINGS' IN LAOS Subject 'LIVE SIGHTINGS' IN LAOS Keywords: ST Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release /12/ CIA-RDPR ARTICLE AFPEARE?` ON FA Jr_,B' 7 WASHINGTON POST 19 August Jack Anderson `Live Sightings' in Laos Although U.S.

involvement in the BY October CIA agents identi i h Southeast Asia conflict. Get this from a library. Americans missing in action in Southeast Asia: hearings Ninety-fifth Congress, a status report, markup of H.

Con. Res.March 31 ; July 27 ; October 5, 27, ; and February 2, [United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs.]. -- Inrookie Rep. Bill Hendon left a Capitol Hill intelligence briefing convinced that there were American prisoners of war from Vietnam still alive and in captivity in Southeast Asia.

Senator Smith charged the U.S. intelligence agencies were not pursuing sightings of American P.O.W.'s in Southeast Asia.

2, U.S. servicemen are still reported missing or unaccounted for from. At one point, at least, high officers of U.S. intelligence services gave credence to "live sightings" of Americans reported by the "boat people" who left Vietnam in and were encouraged, in.

Please click on the photo above & just fill in NATIONAL LEAGUE OF FAMILIES OF AMERICAN PRISONERS AND MISSING IN S E ASIA We at the League are looking for photos of POW/MIA flags, monuments, Missing Man Honors Tables, and POW/MIA chairs from your community to feature on our social media pages and website during these uncertain times.

The Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs was a special committee convened by the United States Senate during the George H. Bush administration ( to ) to investigate the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, that is, the fate of United States service personnel listed as missing in action during the Vietnam committee was in existence from August 2, to January 2, A synoptic, personal analysis is made of the situations associated with those Americans lost in Southeast Asia (SEA) from to and considered as Prisoners of War (POW) or as missing in action (MIA).

The geographic loss points, prisoner treatment, indigenous population attitudes, and political environment are discussed. Probable reasons or trends were sought that could explain why so. In the field. DPMO's first priority is to bring back live American POWs.

Even today, reports of captive Americans occasionally come out of Korea, Russia, and Southeast Asia. Many Americans, especially Vietnam veterans and families of missing servicemen, insist that Americans are still alive and held captive today in Southeast Asia.

Own a piece of history. Not since the release of American prisoners of war during "Operation Homecoming" in has an American -- whose fate was unknown to the U.S. -- returned alive from Southeast Asia. Over the years, however, numerous first-hand reports have surfaced concerning Americans alleged to be alive in Southeast Asia.

"Apo" our hardcover book about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, has been released. the government said publicly it knew of no living Americans in Southeast Asia.

Witnesses testified on reports and investigations of military personnel listed as prisoners of war or missing in action in Southeast Asia. Report Video Issue Go to Live Event Javascript must be. An Enormous Crime is based on open-source documents and reports, and thousands of declassified intelligence reports and satellite imagery, as well as author interviews and personal experience.

It is a singular work, telling a story unlike any other .Of the more than 2, American soldiers still missing in Vietnam, most are listed as dead -- despite a lack of supporting physical evidence.

The U.S. government prefers to concentrate search efforts on what it calls "discrepancy" cases -- those soldiers believed to be alive when they lost contact with American.

The Pentagon says Minnesota native David Hrdlicka, an Air Force pilot who became a prisoner of war when his jet was shot down over Laos inis .