Images: POW/MIA recovery efforts in Vietnam [Image 5 of 11]
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Adelita Mead
Local Vietnamese men assisting the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons, use pry bars to remove large boulders from a stream bed in Binh Dinh province, Vietnam, March 14, 2012. The stream bed is being carefully excavated for any sign of osseous material or other evidence that can help identify a soldier missing from the Vietnam Conflict. JPAC's mission is to conduct 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.