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U.S. Continues To Try To Free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

At a recent press conference in the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reiterated that the United States Government is "doing everything possible" to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who is a listed as a Prisoner Of War (POW) held by the Taliban.

 Sgt-Bowe Bergdahl

The article also mentioned that "Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the same press conference that he has met with members of the sergeant’s family in his office and has corresponded with family members several times."

You can learn more about this situation via Google News.

President Obama Awards Medal Of Honor To Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti, U.S. Army

Sgt 1st Class Monti Medal Of Honor

President Obama has awarded posthumously Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti, U.S. Army with the Medal of Honor.  His parents Janet and Paul Monti joined President Obama at the White House for the commemoration.

For more information please check out: official press release, DefenseLink, and Google News.

Two Stories: Veterans At SDSU and Iwo Jima Promise Kept

The San Diego Union-Tribune for Sunday, August 2, 2009 has two interesting veteran related news stories:

WWII WASP Veterans Get Congressional Gold Medal

Vs_wwii_wasp_fly_girls USA TODAY has some coverage of a new signed measure by President Obama awarding the 300 surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) from World War II the Congressional Gold Medal.

Pictures of the event have been posted to The WhiteHouse Picture Feed on Flickr.

Missing In Action (MIA) Updates From DPMO

Pow_no_border The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has an updated list their 2009 press releases related to identification of missing soldiers and airmen from the Korean War, World War II, and Vietnam.

The DPMO also maintains a comprehensive list of POW/MIA links. Brings Veterans To Washington DC

Vs-small-honor-flight-picture DefenseLink recent published a story of some World War II veterans visiting Washington DC via the Honor Flight project

Visitors are taken on a whirlwind tour of DC area Veteran related monuments including the National World War II Memorial, USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima), and Arlington National Cemetery.

Documentary Examines Korean War Vets - 'Chosin Few'

Chosin_few The San Diego Union-Tribune recently published an article entitled "Honoring 'Chosin Few': Korean War battle vets share their stories for upcoming documentary" written by Rick Rogers.

The story is about filmmakers Brian Iglesias and Anton Sattler who were in San Diego interviewing veterans for their upcoming documentary called 'The Chosin Few.'