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"THEY ARE NOT DEAD
UNTIL THEY ARE FORGOTTEN
LET US NOT FORGET"

!!!SPEAK UP NOW, BEFORE IT IS TO LATE!!!

The need to get specific answers is more important then ever before!

If still alive, some MIA's are now in their 70's. They do not have the luxury of time. They don't have much time left.

We have to demand the answers from the bureaucrats and keep standing on their necks (figuratively speaking) until they get the message, that they work for US and that we are serious about getting these long overdue responses....

BE SPECIFIC
Write your senators, congressmen and women and ask what they are doing to ensure that these people COME HOME!

Nearly 10,000 reports have been recieved relating to Americans in Southeast Asia.

DO YOUR PART...NOW...TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THESE PEOPLE...THAT SO PROUDLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY!!!

Raymond George Czerwiec

Rank/Branch: E5/USArmy
Unit: Company A, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division

Date of Birth: 21February1944
Home City Of Record: Chicago, Illinois

Date Of Loss: 27March1969
Country Of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 141913N 1073733E (YA826811)
Status (in 1973) Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground

OTHER PERSONNEL IN INCIDENT:
Gail M. Kerns (released POW)
Clarence A. Latimer (missing)

Synopsis:

On 27March1969, Raymond Czerwiec and Gail Mason were riflemen with A company, 3rd Batalion, 12th Infantry , and on a reconnaissance mission in Kontum Province, South Vietnam when their platoon came under hostile weapons fire and were forced to withdraw with a number of people missing.

An attempt to re-enter the area that afternoon was unsuccessful.
Air strikes and artillery fire were placed into the enemy area for two days.

On March 30, Company A attacked the enemy again, and was again forced to withdraw leaving people behind, including SP4 Clarence A. Latimer, who was a rifleman with the company and had been severly wounded during the attempt.

Two long range reconnaissance patrols (LRRP) were sent back into the area a week later to recover the bodies of the missing.

Sweeps were made of the area for two days, but no remains were found. Clarence A. Latimer was declared MISSING IN ACTION.

On 3March1973, Gail Kerns was released by the North Vietnamese. He had been held in South Vietnam, and moved to Hanoi prior to his release. No word had ever gotten out to the U.S. that Gail had been captured.

Evidence of secondary prison systems has surfaced since the latter years of the war. It is suspected, as reports mount that hundreds of Americans are still alive today, that prisoners within a second system were kept completely seperate from the others.

This would allow large number of POWs to be held without knowledge of other prisoners.
Nearly 10,000 reports have been recieved relating to American in Southeast Asia. Whether Czerwiec and Latimer are among those thought to be still alive, is not certain. What is certain, however is none of them deserve abandonment by the country they proudly served.

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