UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MISSING IN ACTION RECOVERY & IDENTIFICATION PROJECT
Tuesday, September 10th, 10:30 AM at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum
This event is open to the public, no registration is required
On Tuesday, September 10th, a bipartisan group of legislators will introduce a bill to help find and repatriate the remains of the more than 1,500 Wisconsin service members still missing in action (MIA) since World War II. The bill ensures that as many Wisconsinites as possible are reunited with their families and loved ones by providing new funds to the UW Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project (UW MIA RIP) to assist with the research, recovery, identification, and repatriation specifically of Wisconsin MIA service members.
Since the attacks on Pearl Harbor (December 7th, 1941), approximately 80,000 American service members across the globe, including more than 1,500 from Wisconsin, are still reported as MIA. With a multi-year backlog in locating the remains of these MIAs, and with many WWII, Korean, and Vietnam-era relatives and loved ones with living memory of the missing advancing in age, time is of the essence.
For more information on the project, visit MISSING IN ACTION