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Anderson, James A           Army       Sgt             4-22-43-          KILLED IN ACTION
Biederman, Vernon A        Army       Sgt             7/11/1944       KILLED IN ACTION
Blake, John Preston          Army        Lt               10/08/43         KILLED IN ACTION
Butcher,  Herbert W           Army       Private       11/19/1943     KILLED IN ACTION
Campbell, George C          Navy       Lt                08/19/1944     MIA
Carver,Meredit S               usaf        Lt                02/22/1941     KILLED IN ACTION
Colautti, Americo               Army       Private        9/1/1944         KILLED IN ACTION
Collette. Maurice K            Army       Lt                3/9/1945         KILLED IN ACTION
Cornell, Peter V                 Army                          UNKNOWN     KILLED IN  ACTION         
Di GiacomO, Richard, C    Marines  Corp           5/5/1945         KILLED IN ACTION
DuBois, Lester, Jr              Army       Private       3/7/1945         KILLED IN ACTION
Elliot, Richard L                 USAF      Lt               12/23/1944     KILLED IN ACTION
Fish, Kendall, K                 USAF      Captian      4/14/1945       MIA
Gordon,Robert A               Army       Private       10/13/1944     KILLED IN ACTION
Holdom, Robert J               USAF      Lt               7/14/1943       KILLED IN ACTION
Ives, Henry, H                    Army       Corp           7/25/1944       KILLED IN ACTION
La Selva, Vincent              Navy       Seaman      3/30/1944       MIA
Law, William. C                  Army       Captain      4/20/1945       KILLED IN ACTION
Lisecki, William                  Army       Priv             12/23/43        KILLIED IN ACTION
ludwick, Jason Ard             Navy       Lt                10/6/1945      KILLED IN ACTION
McCarthy, Murtha              USAF      Lt               12/19/1945     MIA
McCarthy, Paul A               USAF      Lt               6/16/1944       KILLED IN ACTION
McDermott, Gerald R         Army       Private       8/31/44           KILLED IN ACTION
Moberg, Bertley A              USAF      Fl.Offi.       3/14/1945       MIA
Muir, Kenneth H                 Navy       Lt               11/7/1942       MIA
mullineaux. Richard, H       USAF      Lt               7/23/1944       KILLED IN ACTION
Overton, Edmund B           USAF      Lt               4/22/1945       KILLED IN ACTION
Ogden, William                  Army       Pri              02/02/1945     Killed in action                 
Potter, Edward D               Marines   Private       6/2/1945         KILLED IN ACTION
Quinn, Wiliam H                 Army       Private       1/15/1945       KILLED IN ACTION
Retallack, Herbert              Navy       Fireman     7/14/1943       MIA
Ring, John M                      Navy       Lt               10/25/1944     MIA
Sauro, Michael jr                Army       Pri              UNKNOWN      KILLED IN ACTION
Scott, James, H                  USAF      Lt               7/30/1944       KILLED IN ACTION
Souther, David G               Marines  Lt               9/3/1943         KILLED IN ACTION
Stanton, John F                 Army       Lt               5/18/1943       KILLED IN ACTION
Tarrant,David B                 Army      Captain       6/27/1944       KILLED IN ACTION
Terracciano Jerry              Navy      Petty Off      2/19/1945       KILLED IN ACTION
Thoman, William                C G        Lt                6/13/1943       MIA
Totten, Ellsworth 111        USAF      Lt                12/23/1944     MIA
Usbeck, Francis Jr.            Marines                     6/5/1942         MIA
Wetherbee, Robert H        USAF     Captain        6/26/1943       MIA
Evan, Eugene Lee            Army       Lt               7/16/1951      KILLED IN ACTION.
Di Sapio, Donald A           Marines  Corporal     6/13/1966        KILLED IN ACTION
Geoghegan, John Lance  Army       Lt               11/15/1965      KILLED IN ACTION
House, John Alexander     Marines  Captain       6/30/1967       MIA
Howard, Eli Page               Army       Lt.Colonel   8/16/1969      KILLED IN ACTION
Prior,Anthony George       Army      Captain       5/27/1968       KILLED IN ACTION
Reiner, Charles Edward    Army      Private        5/17/1968       KILLED IN ACTION
WORLD WAR ll MISSING IN ACTION/KILLED IN ACTION
NAME                              BRANCH RANK        DATE
Afghanistan War 2003 KILLED IN  ACTION  
Vietnam   KILLED IN ACTION   
KOREA KILLED IN ACTION
Ayala, david                      Army       CWO          4/6/2005       KILLED IN ACTION
Resolution 288, adopted at the 67th National Convention, calls for designating a POW/MIA Chair at
all official meetings of The American Legion as a symbol of the thousands of POW/MIA's still spare
no effort to secure the release of any prisoners from captivity and a full accounting of those
missing. Let us rededicate ourselves for this vital endeavor.



At many functions held by The American Legion, you will find a table set for one. This table is in
honor of the POW/MIA's still missing and unaccounted for. Below is the accompanying speech
that describes the items on the table and an explanation of the meaning of each item.

"Those who have served, and those currently serving in the uniformed services of the United
States, are ever mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the
bitterness of personal sacrifice. We are compelled to never forget that while we enjoy our daily
pleasures, there are others who have endured and may still be enduring the agonies of pain,
deprivation and imprisonment."

"Before we begin our activities, we pause to recognize our POWs and MIAs.

"We call your attention to this small table which occupies a place of dignity and honor. It is set for
one, symbolizing the fact that members of our armed forces are missing from our ranks. They are
referred to as POWs and MIAs.

"We call them comrades. They are unable to be with their loved ones and families, so we join
together to pay humble tribute to them, and to bear witness to their continued absence.

"The table is small, symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner, alone against his or her suppressors.

"The tablecloth is white, symbolic of the purity of their intentions to respond to their Country's call
to arms.

"The single rose in the vase signifies the blood they may have shed in sacrifice to ensure the
freedom of our beloved United States of America. This rose also reminds us of the family and
friends of our missing comrades who keep faith, while awaiting their return.

"The red ribbon on the vase represents the red ribbons worn on the lapels of the thousands who
demand, with unyielding determination, a proper account of our comrades who are not among us.

"A slice of lemon on the plate reminds us of their bitter fate.

"The salt sprinkled on the plate reminds us of the countless fallen tears of families as they wait.

"The glass is inverted, they cannot toast with us at this time.

"The chair is empty. They are NOT here.

"The candle is reminiscent of the light of hope, which lives in our hearts to illuminate their way
home, away from their captors, to open arms of a grateful nation.

"The American Flag reminds us that many of them may never return - and have paid the supreme
sacrifice to insure our freedom.

"Let us pray to the Supreme Commander of all that our comrades will soon be back within our
ranks.

"Let us remember - and never forget their sacrifice.

"May God forever watch over them and protect them and their families."
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