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In the article "Vets Remembered, Accounted For," Nov. 13, the author tries to paint a patriotic picture. I applaud him for his efforts to remind us of the sacrifice and valor displayed by American servicemen in battle. More than 20 years have passed since the end of the Vietnam War - a war that, even today, provokes conversation about American POWs and MIAs who still may be somewhere in Asia.

I am thankful for the efforts of the joint US-Russia commission searching for American POWs and MIAs. The report of Americans transferred from Korea and Vietnam and held in Russian prison camps against their own will is very eye-opening.

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The old regime definitely committed an act of international immorality, and I believe if Dimitry Volkogonov, co-chairman of the joint US-Russia commission, along with the Senate Select Committee, looks closely into the KGB archives, new information could certainly pop up. Brian Hagood, Florence, Ala.

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