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UW research 'angels' help find and identify American MIAs

People who pulled on American uniforms, raised their right hand to support and defend the Constitution before dying in foreign lands and waters far from their homes, and worried families who never got the chance to bury their loved ones. But the missing in action have not been forgotten. Not by a nation that sent them to war and not by a dedicated group of volunteers and researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Bill to help bring Wisconsin MIA service members home introduced

A bill to help bring Missing-in-Action service members back home has been introduced in Madison. "We send them out into battle, we need to do everything we can to make sure that they come home,” said State Sen. Roger Roth, R-Appleton.

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Phillips native working with UW to bring home fallen soldiers

Tristan Krause, a 2014 graduate of Phillips High School, is one of a handful of Wisconsinites working to bring those fallen service members home. In 2016, the University of Wisconsin became the first outside organization to partner with DPAA — opening the doorway for a series of strategic partnerships with other research organizations who can aid in the work to find and recover the remains of American service members who were reported missing.

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New bill aims to find and identify Wisconsin soldiers missing in action

The University of Wisconsin System was the first academic group to partner with the Department of Defense (DOD) to help find and identify those service members back around 2013. The UW’s team has successfully located three MIA service members so far.

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Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) thanked the University of Wisconsin for assistance in the recovery.