Heroes Among Us: POW/MIAs

Heroes Among Us: POW/MIAs

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Each month, WALB and Montlick and Associates recognize the "Heroes Among Us."

WALB News 10′s Emileigh Forrester typically spotlights an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero.

81,000 Americans are still missing or unaccounted for in wars dating back to World War II. 81,000 people whose families never got answers. 81,000 people who didn't get proper burials. 81,000 people who didn't get to come home. These veterans out of Alabama rode their motorcycles 1,200 miles in the hot sun through AL, FL & GA last week to remember and raise awareness for POWs & MIAs. On this week's "Heroes Among Us," we feature the thousands and thousands of POWs/MIAs whose loved ones never got to say goodbye, and tell you how this group is serving as a reminder for the staggering statistics. Tune in tonight on WALB News 10 ABC at 7 p.m.

Posted by Emileigh Forrester WALB on Monday, September 23, 2019

This month, we’re honoring thousands of service members who were taken as prisoners of war, and thousands of others who, to this day, are missing in action.

More than 81,000 Americans are still missing from wars dating back to World War II, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which is part of the federal government.

Bill Kilde organized the ride. (Source: WALB)
Bill Kilde organized the ride. (Source: WALB) (Source: walb)

To mark POW/MIA Recognition Week, a group from Alabama rode 1,200 miles on motorcycles through Alabama, Florida, and Georgia to remember POW’s and MIA’s.

The group stopped at American Legion Post 512 in Albany.

Organizer Bill Kilde said raising awareness is about one thing: helping bring closure for families.

J.B. Frazier is the commander of the American Legion Post 512 in Albany. (Source: WALB)
J.B. Frazier is the commander of the American Legion Post 512 in Albany. (Source: WALB) (Source: walb)

"I want them home," Kilde said. "They don't deserve to be left somewhere. It's time for this country to bring the rest of our brave men and women home."

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