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    Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com

    Remains of the first American lost in the 1991 Persian Gulf War have been found in the Anbar province of Iraq after a nearly 20-year search, the U.S. Navy said Sunday.

    The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology has positively identified the remains of Captain Michael "Scott" Speicher, whose disappearance has bedeviled investigators since his jet was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the 1991 war.

    The Navy said the discovery illustrates the military's commitment to bring its troops home.

    "This is a testament to how the Navy never stops looking for one of its own. No matter how long it takes," Commander Cappy Surette, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy, told FOX News.

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    I'm glad the family can finally have some closure.
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    Re: Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    Wow, what a waste of resources.

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    Re: Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Wow, what a waste of resources.
    To the family of Captain Michael "Scott" Speicher, may God bless you and hold you in His hands during this difficult time.

    For Captain Speicher.....

    A slowly executed

    Hand Salute!

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    Rest in Peace, Captain.
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    Re: Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Wow, what a waste of resources.
    See Sir unlike your Country the United State doesn't rest till all of it's fallen Military is found and returned home. I have a simple request if you can't make a positive remark on this story then don't post anything.

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    Re: Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Wow, what a waste of resources.
    Setting aside the fact that it's not like they had an entire squad that was desperately searching for him nonstop for the past 18 years...

    The purpose of such a program is to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to members of the military. By doing so, the family and friends of this lost soldier, as well as the hundreds of thousands of people who read this story, will have their opinions of the military improved to some degree. It's a rational expenditure of resources.

    Do you also get angry when troops take some of their military rations and share them with hungry neighborhood children? Do you feel like you've been cheated whenever the DoD sends over another shipment of soccer balls for kids to play with?
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    See Sir unlike your Country the United State doesn't rest till all of it's fallen Military is found and returned home. I have a simple request if you can't make a positive remark on this story then don't post anything.
    If this were a civilian who had gone missing the search would have been given up ages ago. How many man hours, dollars, and resources were wasted on the recovery of a corpse? I appreciate it in priniple, but in practicality it's simply a waste. That's how I see it.

    And last time I checked, freedom of speech is preserved on these forums. If you don't like hearing negative comments, then you shouldn't come here at all.


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    Re: Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Setting aside the fact that it's not like they had an entire squad that was desperately searching for him nonstop for the past 18 years...

    The purpose of such a program is to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to members of the military. By doing so, the family and friends of this lost soldier, as well as the hundreds of thousands of people who read this story, will have their opinions of the military improved to some degree. It's a rational expenditure of resources.
    I understand the PR potential of this story, but it doesn't change the fact. The dollars invested in finding the body have more value than the improved opinion in the military of a few people.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Do you also get angry when troops take some of their military rations and share them with hungry neighborhood children? Do you feel like you've been cheated whenever the DoD sends over another shipment of soccer balls for kids to play with?
    You mistake my emotional investment, in that I have none. I'm not angry, just making an observation... and I would make the same observation if it were an 18 year-old search and rescue case for a civilian. Even a murder case would go into the cold files by that time.

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    Re: Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
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    If this were a civilian who had gone missing the search would have been given up ages ago. How many man hours, dollars, and resources were wasted on the recovery of a corpse? I appreciate it in priniple, but in practicality it's simply a waste. That's how I see it.

    And last time I checked, freedom of speech is preserved on these forums. If you don't like hearing negative comments, then you shouldn't come here at all.

    Maybe In C anada it would or China but not here in the State's as a matter of fact Cold Case are reviewed a few years by most Law Enforcement Folks. Oh and for the record unlike the Commanwealth Countries the United State's brings never stops searching for the MIA.

    I suggest you go and read what JPAC does and the ongoing search's in the Pacific,South East Asia and in Europe.

    As for your last comment yes I can ask you not to comment I started the thread if you don't have anything positive to say about this thread then don't post in it.

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