What is DUSTWUN?

Introduction Duty Status – Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) is a transitory casualty status assigned to United States servicemembers who cannot be located but have not been confirmed dead or captured. A servicemember can have DUSTWUN status for only ten days. Refer to Desertion. Background US soldier Bowe Bergdahl came to national attention in the United States… Read More

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What is National POW/MIA Recognition Day?

Introduction In the United States, National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honours those who were POWs and those who are still MIA. It is most associated with those who were POWs during the Vietnam War. National Vietnam War Veterans Day is 29 March,… Read More