Missing In Action
HELENA — As one lane of traffic inched by, dozens of people gathered on the shoulder of Highway 287 east of Helena on Friday to honor prisoners of war and military personnel missing in action.
MISSOULA — Lucille Walker called him “Jay” for short. For many years, she didn’t know her brother’s real name was Luther. She was just 16 when she last saw him.
In June 1943, during World War II, Charles Sweeney’s B-17 bomber went down in the North Sea.
An empty place setting is set to honor the soldiers who are listed as missing in action. The table of six empty seats is dubbed the Missing Man Table.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Paul G. Magers is laid to rest at Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel on August 27, 2010. Magers was 27 when the helicopter he was piloting was shot down in Vietnam. His remains were only recently found.
The remains of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Paul G. Magers of Billings and his gunner from Oklahoma, missing for almost four decades after their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War, have been positively identified and are being returned to their families.