Sunday, August 02, 2009

Welcome Home, Scott

I just saw a news report that the remains of Scott Speicher, who's been missing since the first Gulf War in 1991, have been found. Speicher was a Navy Lieutenant, flying an F/A-18, when he was shot down on the opening day of the war over the desert in western Iraq. His plane and body were never found, although some parts of the plane were turned over to us in 1993. Speicher was listed as MIA and the Navy continued to carry him on the roles of active duty officers. Over the years, there were hints that he may have survived in captivity. However, that was not the case. Last week, Marines were led to a site by some Iraqis, where Speicher's remains were dug up.

So one of our own is coming home. Welcome back, shipmate. Now you can rest in peace.

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