Retired marine and World War II research analyst Tim Kelleher will talk about the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and its mission of finding and identifying the remains of missing U.S. service members and to provide the fullest possible accounting of missing personnel for their families. Kelleher will also share some of his field experiences as one of many dedicated investigators who travel the world looking for the missing.
About The DPAA: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is an agency within the Department of Defense whose mission is to recover American military personnel who are listed as prisoners of war or missing in action from past conflicts, and countries around the world. The agency uses everything from satellites to map battlefields from World War II, to DNA in a single tooth to find and identify heroes who have been missing for as much as 80 years. Whether diving underwater off the coast of Europe or searching the jungles of Vietnam, they continue to fulfill the nation’s promise to leave no one behind. The DPAA laboratory in Hawaii is the largest and most diverse skeletal identification lab in the world and is staffed by more than 30 anthropologists, archaeologists and forensic odontologists.
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