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Mortuary Affairs on the Internet

Joint Mortuary Affairs Center, Fort Lee, VA Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office American Battle Monuments Commission  operates and maintains permanent American military cemeteries in foreign countries Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery (Commercial Site)

Worldwide CILHI Mission To Bring Home Missing Heroes

Quartermaster Professional Bulletin Summer 1999 (Images are thumbnailed, click on image to see full sized photo) CPT Todd Heussner         Dr. Thomas Holland Vietnam veterans pay their final respects to fallen heroes On the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery lie many thousands of reminders of the price of freedom. Each headstone represents someone who made […]

Fallen Comrades: Mortuary Affairs in the US Army

CPT Arnd Frie CPT Jamie Kiessling CPT Gerard L. McCool CPT Thomas Moody CPT Benett Sunds CPT Robert Uppena CPT Garth Yarnall Quartermaster Professional Bulletin/Winter 1998 During the Civil War in the United States, 42 percent of the casualties were unidentified in the late 1860s. By World War II this percentage was reduced to 3 […]

Joint Mortuary Support in Operation Joint Endeavor

David B. Roath  CPT Robert A. Jensen Quartermater Professional Bulletin – Summer 1996 Europe’s longest conflict since World War II started with a flare-up in Yugoslavia’s northwestern tip. It was enough to shock many. Much worse was to come. Exactly 1,606 days passed between those first shots in the Yugoslav republic of Slovenia and the […]

Operation Joint Endeavor – An NCO Perspective

SSG Randy E. Posey & SGT Cedric T. Riggins Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Summer 1996 Peace enforcement operations: a new term in the Quartermaster dictionary. Quartermasters have had some opportunities to define and explore this new support concept. With the Army’s focus changing from forward presence to force projection, Quartermaster soldiers have played exciting roles. […]

Mortuary Affairs Support in Somalia

LT David B. Roath   SFC Frank Napoleon Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Autumn 1993 Operations other than war (OOTW)-a new term in the Quartermaster dictionary. Quartermasters have had some opportunities to define and explore this new support concept. With the Army’s focus changing from forward presence to force projection, Quartermasters play exciting roles. These roles are […]

Memorial Affairs Activities – Republic of Vietnam

Compiled by the Mortuary Affairs Center (MAC) Fort Lee, Virginia – March 2000 MISSION: The mission of memorial activities in the Republic of Vietnam was as follows. To establish and operate graves registration collection points as required. To provide and administer mortuaries at Tan Son Nhut and Da Nang Air Bases. To receive, process, identify, and […]

Mortuary Affairs Photos – Korea

Cpl. William R. Davidson of Philadelphia, Pa., 114th Graves Registration Co., Quartermaster Corps, fills out a Form 52B, giving information regarding a deceased American soldier at the UN Cemetery at Taegu, Korea.  At right are (l-r) marker (cross), unidentified soldier marker (triangular) and small bottle containing Form 1042 which is buried with the soldier, U.S. […]

Search and Recovery

Quartermaster Review-July/August 1954 Search and recovery operations in the Korean War Note: At the time this article was written the term Graves Registration was used for what is now call Mortuary Affairs. SILENTLY searching every foot of the South Korean countryside today are small groups of U. S. soldiers on a little known but earnest […]

Homeward Bound

Quartermaster Review-May/June 1954 Colonel John D. Martz, Jr., QMC Graves Registration and recovery in the Korean War Note: At the time this article was written the term Graves Registration was used for what is now call Mortuary Affairs. Christmas 1950 dawned as a cold dreary day in Korea. Early that morning a small group of American Graves […]