Prisoner

of

War 

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Never forgotten !!!

An unfortunate reality of military engagement is that sometimes service members are held against their will as prisoners of war (POWs) or, even worse, their whereabouts become unknown and they  are classified as missing in action (MIA).

In fact, while efforts to recover the remains of those individuals lost in action have been ongoing, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency estimates that more than   80,000 individuals     never returned home. The locations of these individuals vary, concentrated in areas of the most significant points of U.S. engagement during the 20th century: the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Korea, South Pacific, North Atlantic and throughout Western Europe.

What search and recovery efforts are ongoing?                     

The responsibility of search and recovery falls primarily on the Department of Defense. DOD’s Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command were some of the first created to identify and match service member remains with names. In early 2015, these organizations were merged to create a new government group, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

The mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is “to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation.”

A list of individuals recently accounted for can be found   here.

Among the many online resources provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is their section dedicated to the families. FamWeb  is designed to keep families updated on current recovery operations, to share personal stories and for the agency to provide general information such as case synopses and battlefield summaries.

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NORRIS, CALVIN ANDREW

SSG

ARMY

RA5332489 6

329TH TC CO 5TH TC COMMAND

11/3/1970

KILLED IN ACTION-BODY NOT RETURNED

South Vietnam

Sgt Calvin Andrew Norris

BIRTHDAY : July 9th 1940

DEATH : November  3rd 1970 ( aged 30 )

South Vietnam

MEMORIAL SITE :

Honolulu Memorial

Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

( A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere )

PLOT  : Courts of the Missing

MEMORIAL ID 91596999  -     View Source

Staff Sergeant Norris was living in Monterey, TN when he entered the service and was a member of 329th Transportation Company, 5th Transportation Command (Terminal).
On November 3, 1970, he was a passenger on Landing Craft Utility #63 that capsized 5 nautical miles south of Tan My port, South Vietnam. His remains were never recovered.
His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memori
al.

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COMMENDATIONS

★ National Defense Service Medal

★ Vietnam Campaign Medal

★ Vietnam Service Medal

★ Army Presidential Unit Citation

★ Vietnam Gallantry Cross

★ Army Good Conduct Medal

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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

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