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August 2nd, 2009
08:57 AM ET

Remains of 1991 Gulf War Vet Identified

The U.S. military has announced the remains of Navy Captain Michael Speicher, the first American killed during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, have been identified. The breaking story from CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr in the Newsroom.

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  1. Scott Patrick

    Wow, Scott Speicher's story is every POW MIA's family's horror. I just read, “You Are Not Forgotten,” Foreword by Henry Kissinger, it details the founding of this League, and reveals a record of history during the 1970’s and the Vietnam War that I did not know.
    What these POW/MIA wives and mothers, endured and accomplished is simply amazing. Not only did these women petition the United Nations regarding the Geneva Conventions, they also created the POW/MIA flag as their banner and motto.
    Thank god for Scott's family....there are thousands of families still suffering, not knowing...let's not forget them.

    August 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  2. Carol Jose

    Words whispered afar
    lift desert sands–unveiling
    a hero, coming home.

    August 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm |

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