Tag Archives: MIA

Shoichi Yokoi survived on an island for 26 years after World War II ended.

WORLD WAR II ENDED 49 YEARS AGO TODAY FOR THE LAST JAPANESE STRAGGLER ON GUAM

To most everyone else on the planet, World War II formally ended on September 2, 1945, when representatives of the Japanese government boarded the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and signed the papers of surrender. One Japanese soldier on Guam, however, did not get the memo – or apparently any of the leaflets, or heard […]

CalVet recognizes national POW-MIA recognition day

Today, CalVet honors the memory of the many service men and women who were held as prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 as POW/MIA Recognition Day, continuing an annual day of observance that began in 1979 to […]

You Are Not Forgotten: California Remembers POWs and MIAs

Today, CalVet honors the memory of the many service men and women who were held as prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 POW/MIA Recognition Day, continuing an annual day of observance that began in 1979 to raise […]