View Full Version : Navy Captain Speicher found

08-02-2009, 12:54 PM
Good to see this chapter closed (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/world/middleeast/03speicher.html):

Navy officials announced early Sunday that Marines in western Anbar Province, Iraq, had found remains that have been positively identified as those of an American fighter pilot shot down in the opening hours of the first Gulf War in 1991.

The Navy pilot, Michael Scott Speicher, was the only American missing in action from that war. Efforts to determine what happened to him after his F/A-18 Hornet was lost to ground fire on Jan. 17, 1991, had continued despite false rumors and scant information.

Conflicting reports from Iraq had, over the years, fueled speculation that the pilot, promoted to captain in the years he was missing, might have been taken into captivity either after parachuting from his jet or after a crash landing.

But the evidence in Iraq suggests he did not survive and was buried by Bedouins shortly after he was shot down.

Bob's World
08-02-2009, 12:58 PM
Fair winds and following seas, Captain.

08-02-2009, 06:44 PM
Those of us here at Contingency Operating Base Speicher are glad to see that CDR Speicher and his family can finally have closure....