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2005/03/26 15:37:02 (permalink)
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IDPF file

just a question

if someone is MIA is there also a IDPF file

i know there is a file hen someone is KIA and burried

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    RE: IDPF file 2005/03/26 16:14:24 (permalink)
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    Yes, when a KIA or Missing person whose ramains were not recovered, there will be a IDPO generated, or Individuaol Deceased Personnel File...filled out by the Army Graves Registration Unit.....you can go to the top of this page and click on Research and obtain information on how to obtain a MACR and a Form 293 (IDPF).

    Also, if remains are buried in an Overseas U.S. Military Cemetery operated by the American Battle Monuments Commission, some 30 Cemeteried wordwide, or the remains were NOT recovered, the name will be on a Tablet Of The Missing, at the respective ABMC Cemetery.

    If the remains were recovered and sent to the U.S. for reburial in a local cemetery, the ABMC will not list the MIA/KIA

    The abmc website is www.abmc.gov

    Jim :-)

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    RE: IDPF file 2005/03/27 20:26:57 (permalink)
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    Unknowns and MIAs will have IDPFs. For MIAs, there will be info on the last known whereabouts or where the person was known to be or seen. I had an uncle MIA on a ferry mission. Lots of info on last contact and times, but conclusion is lost in the N. Atlantic and remains not recoverable. Any attempts or research on recovery will be in the file. In the case of unknowns there may be clues to the identity, but no positive ID made. By today's methods, many of the unknowns could be IDed. I know of one where a body recovered could not be identified even though there was a reasonable reason to conclude who it was but he remained MIA and the remains given an unknown number, but if one was using DNA as today that unknown could be conclusively identified.
    post edited by G M Strong - 2005/03/27 20:35:03
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    RE: IDPF file 2005/03/27 20:31:57 (permalink)
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    Glenn...Thanks for elaborating...it is sometimes difficult to express in a minimal number of words. You did an excellent job of summarizing.

    Jim :-)


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    RE: IDPF file 2005/03/28 03:23:55 (permalink)
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    thank you for your anwers
    I was believe that only from someone was killand and burried was a IDPF file

    I have A IDPF file frome someone who is burried in Margraten
    and it's contains a lot of info

    but thx again
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