16 Sep '18, 12pm

‘Miracle:’ Fierce Advocate for Missing Troops Learns MIA Brother Recovered https://t.co/yBnBsIkrwr

When Ann Mills-Griffiths sent out her regular National League of POW/MIA Families newsletter this month, she included an announcement that Navy Cmdr. James B. Mills, missing in Vietnam since 1966, had been recovered, his remains positively identified by the Pentagon. She did not mention that he was her own brother. "DPAA [Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency] announced on 8/24/18 that CDR James B. Mills, USNR, CA, was accounted for on 8/20/18," Mills-Griffiths' simple announcement read. The newsletter said that the accounting for Mills and another MIA from Vietnam, Air Force Col. Richard A. Kibbey, "brings the number still missing from the Vietnam War down to 1,594." So why did Mills-Griffiths withhold that the latest identification was that of Jimmy, her older brother by just 11 months? "It would've been wildly inappropriate," she told Military.com in an interview. In her ro...

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