Images: POW/MIA Recovery Mission [Image 10 of 10]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Adelita Mead
Recovery Leader Kelley Esh and Petty Officer 2nd Class Lora Jones (right) carefully sift through recovered evidence for clues that could possibly identify seven airmen still unaccounted-for from the Vietnam war. The approximately 35-day deployment marks the 120th Joint Field Activity in Laos. The ultimate goal of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, and of the agencies involved in returning America's heroes home, is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of Americans lost during the nation's past conflicts.