Recently Accounted For: Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling; Maj. Aado Kommendant; Sgt. 1st Class William T. Brown; Sgt. 1st Class Donald M. Shue; Sgt. 1stClass Gunther H. Wald; Staff Sgt. John E. Hogan; [DPMO]
Pritzker Military Library Podcasts recommendations: "Bryan Anderson: No Turning Back", "Rachel Cox: Into Dust and Fire", and "Anthony Swofford: Hotels, Hospitals and Jails".
"Just three years after the Berlin Airlift and as Americans were still
fighting in the Korean War, American leaders needed to know if the
Soviet military was establishing an airfield capable of basing fighter
aircraft, TU-4 bombers and establishing radar facilities in an unknown
arctic Soviet territory.
"To determine if the Soviets were
expanding into the artic area that could have made American and NATO
targets vulnerable to an attack, Tech. Sgt. Roscoe Lindsay and 11 other
aircrew members on an RB-50E based at Thule Air Base, Greenland,
flew their jet to photograph the area to find out without a shadow of a
Currently there are 3 million veterans and dependents in the national cemeteries database. This database will also include primate cemeteries and state veteran's cemeteries. According to FCW some 1,000 new records are added every day, and there are currently over 5 million records in the database already.
The VA is planning to provide kiosk access at national cemeteries to make on-site searches quicker and easier for visitors.
In recent months, the VA has reported two different computer systems that went missing, but then were recovered. Unfortunately each system still had veteran's data that would have been visible to any user of the systems lost/stolen if they knew that the data was there.