A POW-MIA DVD, titled “Missing Presumed Dead,” was donated by the Cloquet VFW Auxiliary to the Cloquet Public Library and is now ready for checkout.
The DVD is narrated by Ed Asner and contains enlightening information of soldiers MIA. When the Korean War ended in 1953, hundreds of American POWs were left behind, abandoned in North Korea. When repatriating these men was not feasible, the U.S. Government declared them “Missing Presumed Dead.”
POW advocates forced the Select Committee on Foreign Relations, chaired by Senator John Kerry, to investigate many recent sightings in Vietnam and North Korea.
The video features Senators John Kerry, John McCain, Bob Smith and Representative John Dorman. Also featured is S/Sgt. Lloyd Pate from Georgia who was in the same POW camp as local veteran Tony Jurek.