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was buried as an Unknown

 

 

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MEDIA COVERAGE

 

A great deal of media attention was focused on the fight to return Bud's remains.Here are links to a few of the stories.

 

We especially recommend these two very in depth stories:

 

ProPublicia.org

Failing the Fallen

 

NPR's All Things Considered

Grave Science

U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureaucracy

 

 

 

 

November 10, 2010

 

San Antonio Express-News

Man tries to bring WWII GI's remains home

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/military/article/Man-tries-to-bring-WWII-GI-s-remains-home-807249.php

 

November 13, 2013

 

Fox 32, Chicago

Chicago family fights to get WW2 hero`s remains brought home

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/23960957/chicago-family-fights-to-get-ww2-heros-remains-brought-home

 

December 6, 2013

 

Stars and Stripes

JPAC Ignoring Clues

http://www.stripes.com/ex-investigator-critics-say-jpac-ignoring-clues-technology-that-could-bring-unknowns-home-1.255732

 

March 6, 2014

 

ProPublicia.org

Failing the Fallen

http://www.propublica.org/article/missing-in-action-us-military-slow-to-identify-service-members

 

Budís Story, From the Records

http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/mia-letters

 

How You Can Help Find an MIA

http://www.propublica.org/article/interview-how-you-can-help-find-an-mia

 

NPR's All Things Considered

Grave Science

http://apps.npr.org/grave-science/

 

U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureaucracy

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/07/287328727/u-s-grave-science-marked-by-risk-aversion-and-bureacracy

 

February 20, 2013

 

Defense News Agency

SecDef Orders Reorganization

http://www.defense.gov/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=5375

 

March 31, 2014

 

CBS (web)

JPAC faces lawsuit for failure to ID remains of American soldiers

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/jpac-faces-lawsuit-for-failure-to-id-remains-of-american-soldiers/

http://cbsn.ws/1jS0kOa

CBS (aired on Evening News - Includes Hagel announcement - Scott Pelley intro)

http://cbsn.ws/1hd1JXA

 

ProPublica

Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing

http://www.propublica.org/article/pentagon-overhauls-effort-to-identify-its-missing

 

NPR

Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/31/297315196/hoping-to-slim-pow-mia-bureaucracy-hagel-makes-one-out-of-two

 

AP/ABC

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/hagel-acts-improve-pow-mia-accounting-effort-23128931

 

Star Advertiser

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140331_Hagel_reorganizing_POWMIA_accounting_command.html

 

NBC

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/pentagon-reorganizes-effort-id-mias-after-nbc-news-series-n67816

 

Stars & Stripes

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/hagel-announces-restructuring-of-pow-mia-remains-offices-1.275507#.UzoRfFca1r8

 

Army Times

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140331/NEWS/303310047/Hagel-orders-overhaul-remains-recovery-mission

 

June 29, 2014

 

Stars & Stripes

Fight over US veterans' remains in Philippine graves continues

http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/fight-over-us-veterans-remains-in-philippine-graves-continues-1.291218

 

July 1, 2014

 

CBS News

After Seven Decades Remains of WWII GI Could Soon Be Coming Home

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/after-7-decades-remains-of-wwii-gi-could-soon-be-coming-home/

 

ProPublica

Pentagon Finally Decides to Dig Up Remains of Long Lost Soldier

http://www.propublica.org/article/pentagon-finally-decides-to-dig-up-remains-of-long-lost-soldier

 

NPR

Pentagon Decides To Dig Up Remains Of Long-Lost Soldier

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/01/327346898/pentagon-decides-to-dig-up-remains-of-long-lost-soldier?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

 

December 11, 2014

Stars & Stripes

Accuracy questioned in JPAC identification of WWII remains from Philippines

http://www.stripes.com/accuracy-questioned-in-jpac-identification-of-wwii-remains-from-philippines-1.318499

 

May 13, 2015

Fox 9 Minneapolis

MISSING IN ACTION: Could DNA evidence bring our war heroes home?

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/29059070/missing-in-action-could-dna-evidence-bring-our-war-heroes-home

 

May 22, 2015

Spooner Advocate

Remains of area WWII POW may soon rejoin his family

http://www.apg-wi.com/spooner_advocate/news/local/we-want-to-bring-him-home-remains-of-area-wwii/article_b3e968b8-fef2-11e4-852e-5bc792b43ac2.html

 

June 3, 2015

Fox 9 Minneapolis

Missing WWII vet's remains finally identified, set for proper burial

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/29232333/missing-wwii-vets-remains-finally-identified

 

 

July 9, 2015

CBS2 Chicago

Family Of Fallen Soldier Battled Pentagon To Have Remains Returned To Chicago

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/07/09/family-of-fallen-soldier-battled-pentagon-to-have-remains-returned-to-chicago/

 

Journal Online

Returning Private Kelder: WWII POWs Body To Come Home

http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_f8f7ac2a-25bd-11e5-82ab-27e0a3b27228.html

 

July 18, 2015

WBBM CBS 2 Chicago

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/07/18/remains-of-soldier-who-died-in-japanese-prison-camp-returned-to-chicago/

 

WLS ABC 7

WWII soldier's remains returned to family 73 years after death

http://abc7chicago.com/news/wwii-soldiers-remains-returned-to-family-73-years-after-death/855799/

 

July 20, 2015

Fox 32, Chicago

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - It was a fitting and bitter sweet farewell that was 73 years in the making.
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/clip/11696436/chicago-stories-private-arthur-buddy-kelder

 

 

July 23, 2015

Fox News 9, Minneapolis

Investigators: Fallen WWII service member finally laid to rest next to family

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/29621183/investigators-fallen-wwii-service-member-finally-laid-to-rest-next-to-family

 

 

 

 

 

 

PFC Lawrence Gordon

 

February 24, 2014

 

Milwaukee Journal Scent

DNA results get U.S. soldier buried with enemy one step closer to home

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/wisconsin-filmmaker-gets-unidentified-wwii-us-soldier-closer-to-home-b99207382z1-246910741.html

 

 

April 7, 2014

 

CBS News

After 70 years, fallen WWII soldier will finally come home

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-world-war-ii-soldier-lawrence-gordons-remains-confirmed-through-dna-testing/

 

Bode Press release

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11741264.htm

 

Stars & Stripes

DNA test is latest to confirm ID of American WWII soldier buried in Germany

http://www.stripes.com/news/europe/dna-test-is-latest-to-confirm-id-of-american-wwii-soldier-buried-in-germany-1.276841#.U0LgjffmcqQ.twitter

 

NPR - January 27, 2015
Family's Long Fight With Pentagon Returns Name To Unknown Soldier

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/27/381674839/pentagon-identifies-world-war-ii-veteran-featured-in-npr-propublica-investigatio
http://wfae.org/post/pentagon-identifies-world-war-ii-veteran-featured-nprpropublica-investigation
http://tpr.org/post/pentagon-identifies-world-war-ii-veteran-featured-nprpropublica-investigation
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/jan/27/pentagon-identifies-world-war-ii-veteran-featured/

 

Propublica - January 27, 2015

Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942

http://www.propublica.org/article/pentagon-finally-identifies-the-remains-of-a-pow-lost-since-1942

 

 

Other Missing Persons Stories

 

 

August 4, 2014

Washington Post

First of 55 bodies buried at Florida reform school identified. Researchers seek more DNA matches.

Boy who went missing at Fla. reform school identified 70 yrs later.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/11/first-of-55-bodies-buried-at-florida-reform-school-identified/?tid=hp_mm&hpid=z3

 

October 3, 2014

Head of JPAC's flawed effort to ID missing soldiers loses job

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/head-of-jpac-s-flawed-effort-to-id-missing-soldiers-loses-job-1.306425

 

October 19, 2014

JPAC leadership changes criticized

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/jpac-leadership-changes-criticized-1.309132

 

October 20, 2014

Leadership dysfunction threatens new JPAC command, DOD IG finds

http://www.stripes.com/news/leadership-dysfunction-threatens-new-jpac-command-dod-ig-finds-1.309242

 

October 28, 2014

DPMO head Winfield reportedly resigns as agency reorganizes

http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/dpmo-head-winfield-reportedly-resigns-as-agency-reorganizes-1.310839

 

October 29, 2014

Medical examiner named for new POW/MIA agency

http://www.stripes.com/news/medical-examiner-named-for-new-pow-mia-agency-1.310972

 

November 14, 2014

Hagel prodded on status of exhumed USS Oklahoma sailors

http://www.stripes.com/news/hagel-prodded-on-status-of-exhumed-uss-oklahoma-sailors-1.314163

 

December 4, 2014

Remains of Japanese plane, crew might lie on Hawaii golf course

http://www.stripes.com/news/remains-of-japanese-plane-crew-might-lie-on-hawaii-golf-course-1.317365

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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