Senate DFLers advance a bipartisan resolution calling for the return of all MIA/POW service members

In the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee this week, Senate DFLers advanced a bipartisan resolution that calls for the United States to continue ongoing work to return and account for all MIA/POW servicemembers.

According to the Department of Defense’s POW/MIA Accounting Agency, there remains 79,764 unaccounted for American servicemembers from WWII to the present in conflicts our nation has been engaged in around the globe. Of the total number of MIA/POW service members, 1,571 Minnesotans remain unaccounted for.

The work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is critical to the continued mission of the United States to account for and return missing U.S. personnel to their families. For more information on this ongoing work, please see the following video.

This resolution was passed unanimously and sent to the floor. (SF 1041)