You Are Not Forgotten
There’s nothing quite as primal for a soldier than the need to return home. American troops have fought in far-flung battlefields across the globe. And sometimes, they don’t make it back. In fact, there are thousands of soldiers who simply disappeared into the haze of battle, their bodies never found.
Their remains, if there are any, are scattered in some of the most remote and inhospitable spots in the world. But these are the places where members of J-PAC go… the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command is an elite military division tasked with locating and recovering soldier’s remains. It is staffed by some of the world’s top forensic archaeologists whose mission is to fulfill a promise at the heart of the military code: bring all fallen soldiers home.
Bryan Bender, national security reporter for the Boston Globe. His new book is You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier’s Mission to Bring Him Home.
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