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New effort launched to find remains of MIA Wisconsin military personnel

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Lawmakers in Madison are launching a new effort to find and recover the remains of Wisconsin military men and women who are still missing in action.

The bill, which already has bipartisan support, would add funding for the University of Wisconsin’s Recovery and Identification Project. The goal is to find the remains of more than 1,500 service members who have gone missing since World War II.

“These young men and women went around the world without reservation and did what their country asked of them, to secure freedom, not only here, but abroad,” Sen. Dale Kooyenga, (R) Brookfield said. “We should have the same tenacity to find these young men and women to bring them home.”

Any questions or information for the program can be directed to UW MIA RIP at 608-890-4889 or MIA@biotech.wisc.edu

If you have information pertaining to a MIA case, you can fill out a request form on the Biotechnology Center website.

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