At the DPMO conference in San Diego, attending families included Dutton, Gambale, Goodrich, Phillips, Taylor, and Wilgus.
It was a day of intense feelings, interesting stories, and information gathering. We were able to further our cause in our
one-on-one meeting with the DPMO representatives about our specific case. California Senators Feinstein and Boxer had representatives
February 20, 2006
I met with Sen. Collins and Greg Riels, Military assistant to Sen. Dole. We had a great meeting about
our case and the WWII MIA issue. Both Senators have agreed to look into the matters further and to provide what
assistance they can in the whole WWII MIA issue. They as well feel that our WWII men deserve to come home.
Attendees were myself, my sister Gina Roberts, Sen. Collins, Mackenzie from Sen. Collins office, and I also met with Greg
Riels the following day. Sen. Collins will be speaking with the State Department, DPMO and JPAC and Greg
Riels will also be backing the effort with Sen. Dole and Sen. Collins.
We have heard from Lt.Col. Hedrick, who wrote:
I just spoke to my contact in the military here
who is assisting me. He said that they are making some low-level flights over some of the probable locations to see if anything
can be seen from the air. Also working with the Bangladesh Rifles, who patrol parts of the sundarbans to see if thay have
encountered anything lately. Nothing to report, but things are happening.
Small steps, but in the right direction.
LTC Brian K. Hedrick
Defense and Army Attaché
to the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
U.S. Embassy, Dhaka
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