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
"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
"Let us remember - and never forget their sacrifice.
"May God forever watch over them and protect them and their families."
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