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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 2:08 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2007

Hawai'i-based JPAC teams pursuing Korean War cases

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i-based Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) teams departed O'ahu last week for missions in the Republic of Korea to investigate cases of unaccounted-for service members from the Korean War.

Two JPAC teams, consisting of nine personnel, will investigate multiple sites to find evidence that could assist in the future recovery of missing Americans.

During the 32 day deployment, the teams will investigate 23 aircraft losses and one ground loss. One team will investigate 13 sites in northern Korea and Seoul while the other will investigate 11 sites in the south of the country.

This JPAC mission marks the first of three to the Republic of Korea scheduled for this year.

For more information about JPAC, visit www.jpac.pacom.mil.