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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 11/20/2012 2:31:44 PM EST
I wish I knew more on the subject but as far as MIA during the Vietnam war are there still quite a few that are still on the MIA list or has the book been basically closed on this?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:40:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 2:44:43 PM EST by DougR]
My infantry line company had just one MIA:

PFC Robert S. Trujillo, rifleman, was on a combat operation with his unit near the border of Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces in South Vietnam on January 7, 1968. During a fire fight with a superior enemy force, his battalion was forced from their position and began a breakout maneuver. Members of Trujillo's unit saw him stand up and start to advance with the armored personnel carriers (APCs) that were attached to his unit. That was the last time he was seen, and he was not wounded at that time. A search of the area was conducted on January 8 and again on January 16, but Trujillo was never found.


He was carried on the roster until the mid- 1980s I think and promoted to staff sgt, finally declared dead. Never found a trace or even anyone who could say he was no longer missing. It was A Co, 2/12 Cav, 1st Air Cav.

This web page lists all of the 12 Cav MIAs.

12th Cavalry MIAs
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:53:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By saigamanTX:

or has the book been basically closed on this?



Many dudes still unaccounted for.

http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/vietnam/

http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/vietnam/statistics/

Defenselink will usually have a couple news releases each month on remains that have been repatriated and identified.

JPAC is always doing good shit looking for and identifying these guys.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:01:58 PM EST
Recently Accounted For.

Shows the continuing efforts to bring folks back home.

http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/accounted_for/
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