AUSA Podcasts Highlight POW/MIA Agency’s Special Mission

AUSA Podcasts Highlight POW/MIA Agency’s Special Mission

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In June, the Association of the U.S. Army is releasing a special two-part series on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as part of its “Army Matters” podcast.

The podcasts will highlight the solemn and important work conducted by the agency’s researchers and academics who have devoted their lives to never leaving behind a fallen comrade.

The first episode of this two-part series is available June 5.

In September 2021, Capt. Emil Kapaun, a chaplain who received the Medal of Honor, was finally buried near his Kansas home, 70 years after his death in a North Korean prisoner of war camp. It took years of research and work—and a bit of luck—by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to discover, identify and bring home his remains.

Kapaun’s nephew, Ray Kapaun, will share his family’s perspective during the podcast, and Josh Frank, a researcher with the agency, will talk about the process and power of the team’s work.

The second episode in the series is available June 19.

At the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, every employee takes to heart a simple yet powerful creed: “Leave no soldier behind.” Each employee spends their days trying to find and identify the remains of American soldiers who have been lost overseas.

In this emotional episode, researchers Veronica Keyes and Dawn Berry share the work they do to discover these remains and how it’s affected their own lives.

Full details on the podcasts are available at Listeners also can subscribe to Army Matters for updates.