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Gulf War 2 - Prioners of War

National Alliance Of Families
For the Return of America's Missing Servicemen


Official Status Missing/Captured under DOD Directive 1300.18

Remains of Sgt. Matt Maupin Recovered March 20, 2008 - Remains Identification Announced March 30, 2008... Remains of Sgt. Matt Maupin Recovered March 20, 2008 - Remains Identification Announced March 30, 2008



PRISONERS OF WAR
Captured and Executed by the Enemy




Sgt.Donald Walters
captured March 23, 2003
Executed in captivity
Remains Recovered
Kristan Menchaca,
captured June 16 2006
Executed in captivity
Remains Recovered
Thomas Tucker,
captured June 16 2006
Executed in captivity
Remains Recovered

Capt. Brian S. Freeman,
Captured January 20, 2007
Executed in captivity
Remains Recovered

Lt. Jacob Fritz,
Captured January 20, 2007
Executed in captivity
Remains Recovered

Spec. Johnathan Chism
Captured January 20, 2007
Executed in captivity
Remains Recovered
PFC Shawn Falter
Captured January 20, 2007
Executed in captivity
Remains Recovered
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Joseph Anzack,
captured May 12, 2007
Executed in Captivity
Remains Recovered



GULF WAR II -- PRISONERS OF WAR
Official Status Missing/Captured under DOD Directive 1300.18

Returned To Military Control





Army Spc. Edgar Hernandez, 21, of Mission, Texas, 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, captured after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy around Nasiriyah March 23

RESCUED
4/13/03
Army Spc. Joseph Hudson, 23, of Alamogordo, N.M., 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, captured after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy around Nasiriyah March 23

RESCUED
4/13/03
Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson, 30, of Fort Bliss, Texas, 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, captured after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy around Nasiriyah March 23

RESCUED
4/13/03
Army Pfc. Patrick Miller, 23, of Park City, Kan., 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, captured after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy around Nasiriyah March 23

RESCUED
4/13/03
Army Sgt. James Riley, 31, of Pennsauken; N.J., 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, captured after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy around Nasiriyah March 23

RESCUED
4/13/03
Army Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams, 30, of Orlando, Fla. - Pilot of Apache helicopter downed during a misson on March 23

RESCUED
4/13/03
Army Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, of Lithia Springs, Ga. - Pilot of Apache helicopter downed during a misson on March 23

RESCUED
4/13/03


In honor of our British Allies POW -- Official records show 2 British POWs RESCUED, date unknown.


GULF WAR II -- MISSING IN ACTION

(Official Status Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) Under DOD Instruction 1300.18)

Returned To Military Control

Army Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch, 19, of Palestine, W.Va., 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, missing after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy near Nasiriyah March 23.


RESCUED
4/1/03





GULF WAR II -- MISSING IN ACTION

(Official Status Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) Under DOD Instruction 1300.18)

Remains Recovered and Identified


Photo provided by John Helton

Remains recovered and identified
Army Sgt. Edward J. Anguiano, 24. Listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after his convoy was ambushed March 23 in Iraq. Assigned to the 3rd Combat Support Battalion out of Fort Stewart, Ga. Anguiano was from Brownsville, Texas.

April 28, Pentagon announces recovery and identification of remains.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered March 28th.
Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Oklahoma, missing after being engaged in operations on March 23 in the outskirts of Nasiriyah in Iraq. Assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C.

REMAINS RECOVERED MARCH 28TH
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered April 1,
ID announced April 5th.
Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs, 31, of Barnwell, S.C. Listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after his convoy was ambushed March 23 in Iraq. Assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

April 5, 2003 -- Dept. of Defense announced the status change from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to Killed In Action. Remains recovered April 1, 2003 during the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered
Marine Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Erie, N.Y, missing after being engaged in operations on March 23 in the outskirts of Nasiriyah in Iraq. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 13 -- The Department of Defense announced a change of status from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action
No photo available
at this time

Identified April 16
Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Conn, missing after being engaged in operations on March 23 in the outskirts of Nasiriyah in Iraq. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 16 -- The Department of Defense announced a change of status from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. Remains recovered and identified.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered
Marine Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21, of Washoe, Nev, missing after being engaged in operations on March 23 in the outskirts of Nasiriyah in Iraq. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 13 -- The Department of Defense announced a change of status from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action
No Photo Available
at this time.

Air Force Capt. Eric Das was the pilot of an F-15E lost on April 7, no other information available. The crew is based out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC

April 18 -- The Department of Defense announced that Capt. Eric B. Das, 30, of Amarillo, Texas, was killed in action April 7 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Remains recovered April 1,
ID announced April 5th.
Army Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio, 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, missing after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy near Nasiriyah March 23.

April 5, 2003 -- Dept. of Defense announced the status change from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to Killed In Action. Remains recovered April 1, 2003 during the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered March 28th.
Marine Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez Flores, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif. Assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. Last seen while conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of the Euphrates River on March 25. A search and rescue effort is continuing.

REMAINS RECOVERED MARCH 28.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered
Marine Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 20, of Macon, Ill, missing after being engaged in operations on March 23 in the outskirts of Nasiriyah in Iraq. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 14 -- The Department of Defense announced a change of status from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered
Marine Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, of Boiling Springs, S.C., missing after being engaged in operations on March 23 in the outskirts of Nasiriyah in Iraq. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 13 -- The Department of Defense announced a change of status from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered March 24th.
Marine Cpl. Evan T. James, 20, of Hancock, Ill., among a group of Marines in the vicinity of the Saddam Canal in Iraq on March 24.

REMAINS RECOVERED


Remains recovered April 1,
ID announced April 5th.
Army Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22, of Des Moines, Iowa, 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, missing after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy near Nasiriyah March 23.

April 5, 2003 -- Dept. of Defense announced the status change from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to Killed In Action. Remains recovered April 1, 2003 during the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered
Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa, among a group of Marines in the vicinity of the Saddam Canal in Iraq on March 24.

Remains Recovered


Remains recovered April 1,
ID announced April 5th.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, of El Paso, Texas, 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, missing after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy near Nasiriyah March 23.

April 5, 2003 -- Dept. of Defense announced the status change from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to Killed In Action. Remains recovered April 1, 2003 during the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered March 28th.
Marine Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, Va. Assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. Last seen while conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of the Euphrates River on March 25. A search and rescue effort is continuing.

REMAINS RECOVERED MARCH 28.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered March 30th.
Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, St. Louis, Mo., missing after being engaged in operations on March 23 in the outskirts of Nasiriyah in Iraq. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

REMAINS RECOVERED March 30.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered March 28th.
Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, 20, of Sonoma, Calif. Assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. Last seen while conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of the Euphrates River on March 25. A search and rescue effort is continuing.

REMAINS RECOVERED March 28.

Remains recovered April 1,
ID announced April 5th.
Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, 23, of Tuba City, Ariz., 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, missing after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy near Nasiriyah March 23.

April 5, 2003 -- Dept. of Defense announced the status change from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to Killed In Action. Remains recovered April 1, 2003 during the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.
No photo available,
at this time


Remains Identified April 10th.

Marine Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, of Yuma, Ariz. Assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. Last seen conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of Al Nasiriyah on 28 March.

April 11th - The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Marine Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. His remains were identified on April 10.
No photo available,
at this time

Remains recovered
Marine Sgt. Brendon Reiss, 23, of Casper, Wyo. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionalry Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.. His unit was engaged in operation on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on 23 March.

April 11 - Status changed from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. Remains identified April 11th.


Remains recovered April 1,
ID announced April 5th.
Army Pvt. Brandon Ulysses Sloan, 19, of Bedford, Ohio, 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, missing after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy near Nasiriyah March 23.

April 5, 2003 -- Dept. of Defense announced the status change from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to Killed In Action. Remains recovered April 1, 2003 during the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.


Remains recovered April 1,
ID announced April 5th.
Army Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, of El Paso, Texas, 507th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, missing after Iraqi forces ambushed an Army supply convoy near Nasiriyah March 23.

April 5, 2003 -- Dept. of Defense announced the status change from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to Killed In Action. Remains recovered April 1, 2003 during the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.


Air Force Major William Watkins aboard an F-15E lost on April 6, no other information available. The crew is basedout of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC

April 23 - The Department of Defense announced today that Maj. William R. Watkins III, 37, of Danville, Va., was killed in action April 7 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
No Photo Available
at this time.

Remains recovered
ID announced April 13th.
Navy. Lt. Nathan D. White pilot of an F18 lost on April 2nd.

April 13, 2003 -- Dept. of Defense announced the status change from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to Killed In Action.
No photo available
at this time

Remains recovered April 1,
ID announced April 5th.
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, Arizona (city not available), missing after being engaged in operations on March 23 in the outskirts of Nasiriyah in Iraq. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

REMAINS RECOVERED MARCH 28TH



And don't forget our Gulf War I
Prisoner of War.....

Navy Capt. Scott Speicher, shot down January 16, 1991. Originally declared Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered. Status changed to Missing In Action Jan. 2001. Status again changed to Missing/Captured (MIA-C) October 2002. Believed to be alive and held in Iraq.

Initials M S S found on wall of Iraqi Prison.