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White House Medal of Honor Ceremony

President Barack Obama awards former Army Capt. William D. Swenson the Medal of Honor. Swenson received the Nation's highest honor for his courageous actions while serving as an embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on 8 September, 2009.

WWII Airman Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors

Army Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher, 23, of Scranton, Pa., will be buried on Oct. 18, in Arlington National Cemetery. On Dec. 26, 1944, Fenstermacher was a pilot of a P-47D Thunderbolt that was on an armed-reconnaissance mission against targets in Germany, when his aircraft crashed, near Petergensfeld, Belgium.

Missing Airmen From Vietnam War Accounted For

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been accounted for and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert E. Pietsch, 31, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Maj. Louis F. Guillermin, 25, of West Chester, Pa.,will be buried as a group Oct. 16, in a single casket representing the two servicemen at Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. Guillermin's individual remains weres buried Oct. 5, 2013, in Broomall, Pa.

HMH-462 External Mission

Video by 2nd Marine Division

WHAT IS UP WITH JPAC?

Command Responsible for Returning MIAs Staged Returns
By Harold Hutchison

The Pentagon command responsible for locating and returning the thousands of American servicemen who were declared missing in action during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War has now admitted it staged the return ceremonies for recovered POWs.

According to media reports, the Joint Prisoner of War Accounting Command had been staging the returns for seven years. Often, the planes would be towed to a position, and the remains would “symbolically” transferred to a truck for delivery to the lab.

America's MIA Families...from 83,000 of America's MIA Still Awaiting Word - You Can Help Tell the Story

I am sending this again in hopes that you can help get the word out to find
funding for the very meaningful documentary film about JPAC unit and the
families of over 83,000 POW/MIA who are still awaiting some word on the
remains of their missing loved ones.

I would sincerely appreciate you forwarding this email to your own personal
Networks and getting out the word on your radio show...there are only 26
days remaining to raise funds needed to complete the documentary film by
Richard Jellerson entitled, "Collateral Damage - America's MIA Families"

Video from the Crash Site of Super 6-1

SOCOM RAIDS INTO AFRICA

Terrorists in Libya, Somalia Targeted
By Harold Hutchison

United States Special Operations Command carried out two raids on terrorist targets in Africa over the weekend. The raids took place in Tripoli, Libya and Baraawe, Somalia.

In Somalia, SEALs carried out a raid targeting a leader of the terrorist group al-Shabab, which recently claimed responsibility for an attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left at least 67 people dead. The SEALs killed at least one militant before pulling back to avoid civilian casualties.

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY HAGEL ON OPERATIONS IN LIBYA AND SOMALIA

Over the weekend, U.S. military personnel conducted targeted operations in Libya and Somalia to bring international terrorists to justice. I want to commend all of the service members who were involved in the planning and execution of these two operations, which demonstrate the unparalleled precision, global reach, and capabilities of the United States military.