WE NEVER LEAVE ANYONE BEHIND?
Presentation given by General Tom McInerney at the ‘Rolling Thunder Event’ in DC – 2019 Memorial Day Weekend
[I transcribed this from Dave Janda so I apologize if there are ‘errors in correct word usage’ due to ‘speech enunciation’ ]
GENERAL TOM MCINERNEY:
“Now I did not come here on the lasting ‘Rolling Thunder’ just to praise the extraordinary job you’ve done for the MIA families, for those that have been confirmed killed in action, and the remains returned home to final resting place. Many of whom are buried just across the river behind us in Arlington National Cemetery.
No, I came to give my humble opinion on ‘Did We Leave Anyone Behind’? I’m sad to say after some extensive research I’ve concluded like Admiral Ace Lyons, who is no longer with us God rest his soul, who said in 2017, that in fact we did leave people behind in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam.
The World War II numbers were approximately 23,500 men who were in German POW camps liberated by the Russians and then sent to Russian slave labor camps. Continue reading