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Nicolet College Learning in Retirement hosts ‘Missing in Action and Recovery Identification Program’ on Feb. 4

Program by the UW-Madison


January 31, 2020

Learning in Retirement/Nicolet College is hosting a program about the Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Nicolet College Theater. This special event is free and open to the public.

The University of Wisconsin MIA Recovery and Identification Project honors the sacrifice of brave Americans who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. They educate students and communities, bring closure to families, and build the next generation of servant-leaders who will affect positive change in the world.

The Project focuses on advancing the recovery of MIA service members by involving an academic blend of knowledge and research: history, archaeology, forensic anthropology, and genetic analysis. Recent team tasking by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has been focused on the recovery and identification of World War II U.S. Forces in the European Theater, resulting in the successful recovery and identification of three service members, with efforts for a fourth ongoing.

Researchers, students, veterans, student-veterans, alumni, and volunteers comprise a multi-disciplinary team. Dr. Ryan Wubben, MD, Ms. Samantha Zinnen, Ms. Alicia Lawson, and Mr. Torrey Tiedeman will share the important work their team does to help accelerate the recovery of lost service members.

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