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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.

JPAC formally identifies 70 or so missing servicemen in a given year. Congress has pushed for the agency to identify 200 servicemen a year.

Here is video of one JPAC ceremony for a missing serviceman: