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March 01, 2011


Gary Zaetz

Among the 74000 Americans still missing from World War II are 27 American servicewomen, listed below. It is to America's shame that the remains of these courageous women and of all the other American MIAs of World War II are still unrecovered after so many years, largely due to the grossly insufficient funds our Government allocates to our military's remains recovery program. In honor of Women's History Month (2011), please demand from our Congressional representatives that our Government start adequately funding this program.

WASP Gertrude V. Tompkins-Silver of Jersey City, New Jersey

2nd Lt. Eloise M. Richardson of Marseilles, Illinois

2nd Lt. Thelma M. LaFave of Elmwood, Michigan

PFC Alethia M. Fair of Los Angeles, California

Sgt. Helen G. Kent of Los Angeles, California

PFC Mary M. Landau of Brooklyn, New York

Sgt. Belle G. Naimer of New York, New York

TEC3 Marion W. McMonagle of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

S/Sgt. Laura E. Besley of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

PFC Rose Brohinsky of San Francisco, California

Sgt. Doris Cooper of Champaign, Illinois

PFC Flossie D. Flannery of Springport, Indiana

PFC Frieda C. Friend of New York, New York

PFC Mary M. Gollinger of Tacoma, Washington

CPL Velma E. Holden of Asheville, North Carolina

PFC Odessa Lou Hollingsworth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

PFC Alice D. King of Oswego, Oregon

PFC Wilma E. Liles of Dallas, Texas

PFC Evelyn L. McBride of Inglewood, California

PFC Alice Pauline McKinney of Big Bay, Michigan

PFC Rose F. Puchalla of Minneapolis, Minnesota

PFC Mildred E. Rice of Kansas City, Kansas

PFC Pearl Roomsburg of Lomita, California

PFC Helen F. Rozzelle of Washington, D.C.

PFC Leona M. Seyfert of Chicago, Illinois

PFC Ruth E. Warlick of Goldthwaite, Texas

PFC Bonnie L. Williams of Glenda Springs, Kansas








We had no idea! Thank you for shedding light on this issue. Would you be interested in writing a piece for our blog about this, and giving specific information on what people can do to bring more attention to this?

Gary Zaetz

Thank you for your organization's response to my comment on this article. I would be happy to create the blog article you suggested. Let me know how you would like for me to proceed. You can send a message to me on my Facebook page.

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