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The Defense Department remembers and honors those Americans who were prisoners of war and those who served and never returned home. DOD's POW/MIA Accounting Agency continues the search for the missing, fulfilling the nation's promise to leave no service member behind.
A site in Germany is just one of many across the globe where the DOD is searching for missing U.S. service members from past conflicts.
Army Capt. Jordan Smith is spending most of his days sifting through dirt for human remains and personal effects of World War II service members in northern Germany.
Two-time Iraq War veteran, Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike Chilcote, is working on what he terms another "dream mission."
Marine Corps Sgt. Jack Rigsby has an important job that involves recovering the remains of service members missing in action.
David Brown has wanted to be an archaeologist since he was eight years old. But he first had a different mission to fulfill — service to his country.
These Heroes Are Not Forgotten
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.