The American Legion is committed to achieving a full accounting of all POW/MIAs from the Gulf War, Vietnam War, Cold War,
Korean War, and World War II. This means returning living POWs, the repatriation of their remains, or finding convincing evidence why neither of these is possible. The American Legion supports the continued declassification of all POW/MIA information, the strengthening of joint commissions with Russia, North Korea, and China, and adequate resourcing of investigative efforts and field operations to resolve POW/MIA issues. The American Legion has also worked continuously with both Congress and DoD to improve the policies and programs for the accountability of missing persons.
Recognition Day: For years, The American Legion supported a National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is now recognized annually on the third Friday of September.
POW/MIA Empty Chair: Resolution 288, adopted at the 67th American Legion National Convention, calls for designating a POW/MIA Empty Chair at all official meetings of the American Legion as a physical symbol of the thousands of American POW/MIAs still unaccounted for from all wars and conflicts involving the United States.
The Department of Mississippi POW/MIA Committee:
Chairman, Jerry Allhands, P.O. Box 1221, Clarksdale, MS 38614, (662) 902-6658, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Wilson, P. O. Box 1912, Grenda, MS 38902
John Laster, 2584 Highway 51, Duck Hill, MS 38925
Gregory Bierman, 2719 Dolphin Drive, Gautier, MS 3955