Four MIAs remains found

February 15th, 2006  

Topic: Four MIAs remains found

Remains of Four MIAs Found in Laos

WASHINGTON (Feb. 15) - The remains of four U.S. Army soldiers who died together 35 years ago in Laos during the Vietnam War have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

The soldiers were lost on March 20, 1971, on a mission to extract troops in the Savannakhet Province of Laos, when their UH-1 H Huey helicopter was hit by enemy ground fire and exploded, the Pentagon's POW/MIA office said in a statement.
The remains were identified as those of Maj. Jack Barker of Waycross, Georgia; Capt. John Dugan of Roselle, New Jersey; Sgt. William Dillender of Naples, Florida and Pfc. John Chubb of Gardena, California.
Barker and Roselle were piloting the helicopter with Dillender and Chubb on board, the statement said.
Their remains were recovered during investigations by joint U.S.-Lao search teams and recently identified by American forensic experts in Hawaii, the Pentagon said.
More than 58,000 Americans and 2 million Vietnamese were killed in the Vietnam War.
A total of 839 Americans have been found and accounted for in Southeast Asia since the end of the war and 1,807 remain missing. Of those found and identified, 208 have been from losses in Laos.
Welcome home warriors, rest in peace. "Never forgotten"
February 15th, 2006  
35 yrs ago???

Rest In Peace men..
February 16th, 2006  
Godspeed, and rest in peace.
February 16th, 2006  
February 16th, 2006  
February 16th, 2006  

Topic: Coming Home

Four brothers finally coming home.
February 16th, 2006  
Welcome back. Always good to see these recoveries.

But there are still 1,000 more Americans in Southeast Asia to be brought back.
February 17th, 2006  
Welcome home brothers. May you always be remembered and forever rest in peace.
February 17th, 2006  
The Cooler King

If you are able,save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.

Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.

And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.

Major Michael Davis O’Donnell
Dak To, Vietnam
February 21st, 2006