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POW / MIAPacific Missing In Action (MIA) Symposium
National Museum of the Pacific War (Nimitz Museum)
Fredericksburg Texas, May 28, 2007 @ 1:30pm - evening
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The format will present speakers sharing their experiences in the quest for, identification and recovery of MIA remains to their families.  Though focus will be primarily Pacific War, we will review Korea, Vietnam as well. This will include JPAC/DPMO representatives, personal stories as well as assessment and overview of the current recovery process.   There are currently an estimated 72,000+ MIA’s from World War II.

Scheduled for 28 May 2007 at 1:30 in the ballroom

1:30             Introductions, Helen McDonald, Director of Programs

1:35            Ambassador Charles A. Ray, DPMO: Keynote

2:05            Lt. Col Mark Brown, USAF, JPAC: Moderator

2:35            BG Michael Flowers, Commander, JPAC: Speaker

2:55            Johnie Webb, Deputy Commander, JPAC: Speaker

3:15            Question and Answer Session

3:25            Reagan Grau, Historical Overview of MIA’s

3:40            Justin Taylan, identified/documented multiple sites

3:55            Dr. Pat Scannon of, identified/documented multiple sites

4:10            Question and Answer Session

4:20             Break

4:30           Tommy Doyle (son of B-24 MIA crew member: Jimmie Doyle)

4:45            Don Haake, uncle still missing, Palau TBM Avenger 16956

5:00            Patricia Gaffney-Kindig, father & father in-law remains returned

5:15           Fred Hagen, return of his uncle Major William G. Benn

5:30            Doug Walker (son of MIA General Kenneth Walker)

5:45            Question and Answer Session

5:55            Tom McLeod, historian for USMC – planning for the future

6:10            Ken Breaux, author of “Courtesies of the Heart”

6:25            Bruce Petty author numerous books on Pacific War

6:40            Question and Answer Session

6:50            Concluding Remarks, Joe Cavanaugh, Museum Director

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