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Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command

Recovery team members with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command establish grid boundaries of the excavation area in Thua Thein-Hue province, Vietnam. The 13-person team searched for physical evidence of two Americans lost during the Vietnam War during the more than 35-day deployment. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command conducts global search, recovery and laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts in order to support the Department of Defense's personnel accounting efforts. (DoD photo by Sgt. Wayne Hansen, U.S. Marine Corps)



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This work, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command [Image 4 of 4], by Sgt Wayne Hansen, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.12.2012

Date Posted:09.27.2012 14:56

Photo ID:673006

VIRIN:120812-M-XY219-069

Resolution:4256x2832

Size:5.08 MB

Location:HUE, VNGlobe

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