Every Picture Tells a Story

The Pentagon’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command is gathering photos of US service personnel still missing in action from the Korean War and it’s asking the public for help in building this collection. There are still more than 8,000 American MIAs from the Korean War and JPAC officials say the photos would help them in identifying recovered remains. “Since we kicked off this search in January 2012, we’ve received only a handful of images, but we are confident that there are thousands of useful photos out there,” stated command officials last week. The case files of Korean War MIAs “are missing key evidence, which could delay our efforts to identify these brave heroes,” they noted. Especially sought are frontal-view photographs with teeth showing. Such photos “are incredibly useful tools that aid in identifications using techniques like photo superimposition,” they said. (JPAC release, including directions for submitting photos.)