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Navy officials say report on missing pilot is false
Posted on November 06, 2004

Scott Speicher

POW/MIA Matt Maupin and Scott Speicher need to come home. They are only the recent ones. Many others from other wars are still missing and many could be accounted for by the communist we were fighting. Many were alive in the enemy's hands. Where are they now??

Danny "Greasy" Belcher, Executive Director
Task Force Omega of KY Inc.
Infantry Sgt. Vietnam 68-69
D Troop 7th Sqdn. 1st Air Cav.

Navy officials say report on missing pilot is false

The Virginian-Pilot ( Online)
© November 6, 2004 | Last updated 11:16 PM Nov. 5

WASHINGTON — The Navy dismissed a broadcast report Friday that American forces in Iraq have recovered human remains believed to be those of missing Navy pilot Scott Speicher.

“There’s nothing to substantiate the story, and we’ve communicated that to the Speicher family,” said Cdr. Conrad Chun, a Navy spokesman. First Coast News, which serves a pair of Jacksonville, Fla., television stations, reported that remains thought to be Speicher’s had been recovered in an undisclosed location in Iraq and were being tested to verify their identity. The report also was broadcast on Hampton Roads television Friday evening.

Speicher has been missing since the first night of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, when his F/A-18 Hornet was down over southern Iraq. Speicher, who was flying off the Jacksonville-based Saratoga, was originally declared killed, but Navy officials changed his status to missing and presumed captured after recovered pieces of his plane indicated that he might have ejected safely.

Neither the Speicher family nor their attorney returned calls Friday.

Lynn O'Shea
Director of Research
National Alliance of Families
for the Return of America's Missing Servicemen
World War II - Korea - Cold War - Vietnam - Gulf War

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