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Bataan Death March survivor, Montana artist Ben Steele dies at 98

Ben Steele’s hold on his sanity as a prisoner of war after surviving the Bataan Death March relied on hidden scraps of paper, stolen pieces of charcoal and his artist’s …


North Korea shows no sign of wanting to talk about releasing two Americans

North Korea is holding two U.S. citizens as “prisoners of war,” regime officials have told Americans lobbying for their release, as the months drag on with no word about the …


Family has renewed hope for Bowe Bergdahl’s release

BOISE, Idaho — The family of the lone known U.S. prisoner of war says it’s “cautiously optimistic” about reported renewed efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to win his freedom. …


Hopes grow for Idaho soldier’s return

HAILEY, Idaho – The tearful mother of the only known U.S. prisoner of war said Saturday she’s feeling “very optimistic” about his eventual release after his Taliban captors offered last …


Pentagon updates POW/MIA families

Nearly 45 years after her brother’s warplane was shot down over North Vietnam, Terri Francisco-Farrell has finally learned the details of his death and has hopes of one day seeing …


Canadian Pow Who Helped Organize Great Escape, Dies

Sydney M. Pozer, a Canadian gunner who survived the crash landing of a burning British bomber in World War II to become one of the prisoners who conspired against their …


Serbs Urged To Free Two Pilots U.S. Pushes Milosevic To Use Clout With Bosnian Serbs

Canadian army Capt. Steve Thompson hands out candy to to children in Goradze on Saturday. Photo by Associated Press