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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This is a POW / MIA bracelet I wore in the early to mid 70s The blue star was placed on it at the end of the war and means he sadly was still among the MIA I tried to find out on later dates if this was still true but I was unable to find that info however with today's internet and the POW Network who has the full list on line (below)
    I can say on Memorial Day to boot that his remains were returned to the United States on 8/14/1985 I laid this on a Michigan pillow for 2 photos as he was from MI
    **** From ****
    Remains Returned 850814

    Name: William Michael Meyer
    Rank/Branch: O3/US Air Force
    Date of Birth: 22 November 1934
    Home City of Record: Taylor MI
    Date of Loss: 26 April 1967
    Country of Loss: North Vietnam
    Loss Coordinates: 210400N 1055500E (WJ947313)
    Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
    Category: 4
    Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D (F105 Thunderchief)
    Refno: 0654
    Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)

    Operation Rolling Thunder.
    Major William M. Meyer was an F105D pilot dispatched on a mission to destroy a supply bridge near Hanoi on April 26, 1967. During the mission, his aircraft was struck by enemy fire. Meyer went down less than five miles northeast of Hanoi at the city of Yen Vien. There existed the possibility that Meyer safely ejected his crippled aircraft, and he was classified Missing in Action.

    Sixteen years later, the Vietnamese "discovered" and returned the remains of John F. Dudash. The U.S. accepted this humanitarian gift without question. Eighteen years after the two F105s were downed.

    For nearly two decades, the Vietnamese denied knowledge of the fate of Meyer. Disturbing testimony was given to Congress in 1980 that the Vietnamese "stockpiled" the remains of Americans to return at
    politically advantageous times. Was Meyer waiting, in a casket, for just such a moment?

    Even more disturbing are over 10,000 reports received by the U.S. relating to Americans missing in Southeast Asia. Many authorities who have examined this information (largely classified), have reluctantly come to the conclusion that many Americans are still alive in Southeast Asia.
    **** Apr 30, 2013 ****
    US soldier alive in Vietnam 44 years after being declared MIA
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    **** April 2, 2014 ****
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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      I wore a POW/MIA bracelet back many years ago, as I recall. Thank you for sharing this today.
    2. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 5 years ago
      Thanks katherinescollections, I wore this one never knowing he lived close to me.
      Don't know links in out posts are not live? If you want to look someone up you can look on the (MIA) POW Network who has the full list on line (below)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Touching post.
      The link thing is a bit annoying. I usually post them in a comment (as you did) and direct readers to my comment.
    4. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Informative post. So sad for families to have a MIA.
    5. Larrylrjr Larrylrjr, 2 years ago
      I still wear this same bracelet and grew up in Taylor Michigan. Every Memorial Day Major William Meyers was honored. I joined the US Army and am a Veteran of the 75th Rangers and 82nd Airborne.
      I wish I knew how to post pics in comment section to show everyone.

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