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2009 Congressional Hearings


On April 2nd 2009, the House Military Personnel Subcommittee met to hear testimony on "Improving Recovery and Full Accounting of POW/MIA Personnel From All Past Conflicts."

Testifying before the committee were were representatives from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War, the 5 POW/MIA family groups, and a civilian volunteer working on remains identification from the Korean War. Also testifying were the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs Charles Ray and Rear Admiral Donna Crisp Commander JPAC.

Opening Statement Committee Chairperson Susan Davis

Opening Statement Ranking Member Joe Wilson

Panel I

Mr. Michael H. Wysong - Veterans of Foreign Wars

Mr. Phil Riley - American Legion

Ms. Ann Mills Griffiths - National League of Families

Ms. Lisa Phillips - WWII Families for the Return of the Missing

Ms. Lynn O'Shea - National Alliance of Families

Mr. Frank Metersky - Korea Cold War Families of the Missing

Ms. Robin Piacine - Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs

Mr. Ron Broward - POW/MIA Advocate

Panel II


Charles A. Ray - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs


Rear Admiral Donna L. Crisp - Commander, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command