Tag: POW/MIA

POW/MIA Day: “Never Forget”

This year’s local observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which takes place Friday, Sept. 21, will focus on the recent return of 55 remains from

Jackson County raises POW/MIA flag

After receiving a request from veterans, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners agreed to have three poles installed to accommodate the flags at the August

Jackson County to fly POW flag

Jackson County will begin flying a POW/MIA flag near Jackson County Circuit Court to commemorate prisoners of war and military members who are missing in

An American Hero Comes Home, at Last

“Mayday!” came the frantic call from inside the tiny U.S. military attack helicopter after a rocket-propelled grenade fired by an al Qaeda-linked Iraqi lopped off its tail rotor and forced it to crash land in the desert 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. A fierce firefight soon broke out as the insurgents headed toward their prize: the downed AH-6 Little Bird chopper, and about 20 U.S. soldiers, including members of the secret Delta Force, who’d landed