There are thousands of American service personnel missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. About 75% of those are in the Indo-Pacific region.
Connie Dugan Popel was a recreation aide for the American Red Cross for as part of the Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas Program — better known as the "Donut Dollies" — for a yearlong tour during the Vietnam War.
Marine Corps Sgt. Rodney Davis had planned to make a career out of the Corps before the war in Vietnam started. Unfortunately, he never came back from his Southeast Asia deployment, but the bravery Davis showed there earned him the Medal of Honor.
Pentagon firefighter Alan Wallace remembers the early morning sky at the Pentagon on 9/11 as hauntingly blue, without a cloud or contrail in sight — "the darkest blue sky that you are ever going to see in your lifetime."
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.