Pentagon's work to find those MIA 'acutely dysfunctional'

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  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    July 11, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    I saw a short film on YouTube recently in which an old widow waited for over 70 years for the Federal government to find out what actually happened to her missing husband, who was a United States Army Air Force B-17 pilot in England during WWII. His status was listed as "Missing In Action". She didn't know if he was dead or alive.

    She never remarried all those years. She wrote letters to the military, as well as to her Congressman, to find out for sure what happened. Her Congressman wrote her back saying that he was "looking into it" but it would be virtually impossible to find out for sure what happened because it was decades ago.

    Then a NON-government person heard of her plight recently and did a quick search of some government records. And there, as plain as day, was her husband's name, listed in an American graveyard in a small town in France. (His B-17 crashed near the town.) And...the French town had a street named after him. And...the town had been honoring him with a ceremony once a year for YEARS.

    Her Congressman did not return her call...

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    July 11, 2013 9:04 p.m.

    So the Federal government's efforts to find those soldiers, sailors and airmen who are missing in action are deemed "acutely dysfunctional".

    Hey, the Feds are running it. Is anybody surprised by this? Anyone?

    And, by the way, these are the SAME people our nation turned our health care over to....

    Way to go, America!