Spear headed by Lisa Phillips, many of our members and, soon, other organizations, are advocating that all of those interested
in increasing the funds available through Congress for the recovery of World War II American remains sign the available petition
and, if at all possible, print the petition in multiple copies and collect signatures. You should contact Lisa when you have
a signed petition and arrange to forward them to her for presentation to the appropriate members of the U.S. Senate and Congress.
This is an effort brought about when it was discovered that the funds available for search and recovery efforts are severely
lacking. The only way to demonstrate to our political representatives that we want ALL American dead returned home to their
families is to present signatures in the greatest number possible. It is up to each individual to elect the extent to
which he or she wishes to extend oneself to gain signatures. We suggest the workplace, neighbors, family, friends, and, of
course, going to the effort of, whenever possible and lawful, appearing in a public place to gain signatures (just as we see
many other resolutions presented for signatures). Please be sure to check with your local municipality to ensure you do this
lawfully if you elect to work this hard.
Don't rely on others to do it! Many of us know that it falls upon each of us to make the effort.
To the Members of the Congress of the United States
the undersigned, are the sons, daughters, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, families and friends of courageous men who gave
their lives for freedom in World War II. There are approximately 78,000 men who
remain missing from that war. Now, more than sixty years later, we need your support to help bring them home.
we are requesting increased funding vital to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) enabling them to continue the research
and recovery of those who were declared missing in action during World War II. At present, JPAC is faced with a one million
dollar budget for recovery and research of World War II cases. This limits them to five recoveries a year while they estimate
that 35,000 of the missing could be recovered. In order for JPAC to research the whereabouts of these men and to conduct the
recovery process, more funding is needed.
funding would affect the following:
into MIA cases from World War II
of equipment needed to go into remote areas
State of the
art equipment needed in the recovery process
State of the
art laboratory equipment needed in the identification process
transportation to remote areas
Access to side
scan sonar and diving equipment for underwater recoveries
of Congress, as surviving family members, we have watched as our mothers and grandmothers suffered and passed away waiting
for their sons and husbands to come home.
government has a covenant with the men it sends to war; that they will not be left behind. We request your support for legislative
action as a priority in the Congressional agenda. Please help us bring our war dead home.
They are not forgotten!
of missing serviceman:
to: Senator Susan M. Collins
461 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510