The Defense Prisoner of War-Missing in Action Office has an ongoing program to search for military personnel listed as POW/MIA. A recent report dated June 11 reported military personnel missing from the Korean War.
Read more at http:/www.dtic.mil/dpmo/news/news_releases/2014/documents/release_kovalcheck.pdf.
National POW-MIA Remembrance Day is the third Friday of September. Start planning now for your community awareness program. Review the VFW Dept. of California Program Guide for POW-MIA. Reporting instructions and other pertinent information is available in this document. Need assistance? Call (805) 285-8844.
Visit the VFW Post 10049 Military Museum located at the Simi Valley Town Center suite 220. Special POW-MIA exhibits are put on display along with historical lectures of interest during the year. Check out VFW Post 100.com for information.
Andy Gero is a life member of the VFW, Post 1614 and the American Legion, Post 288 in La Crescenta. He may be reached through the CV Weekly, (818) 248-2740, or write Crescenta Valley Weekly at 3800 La Crescenta Ave., Suite 101, La Crescenta 91214.