Sunday, August 2, 2009
CPT Scott Speicher
CPT Speicher was stationed in Jacksonville. I was running the news coverage of Desert Storm for The Florida Times-Union the night he was shot down. Mark was stationed at Camp Speicher on his first tour to Iraq.
By PAULINE JELINEK
The Associated Press
Sunday, August 2, 2009; 9:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- The remains of the first American lost in the Persian Gulf War have been found in Iraq, the military said Sunday, after struggling for nearly two decades with the question of whether he was dead or alive.
The Pentagon said the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology on Saturday had positively identified the remains of Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher, whose disappearance has bedeviled investigators since his fighter jet was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the 1991 war.
The top Navy officer said the discovery illustrates the military's commitment to bring its troops home.
"Our Navy will never give up looking for a shipmate, regardless of how long or how difficult that search may be," said Adm. Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations.
The rest of the story can be found here.
Posted by Airborne dad at 9:40 AM