Nearly 10,000 reports relating to Americans missing in Southeast Asia have been received since the end of the war. Many officials who have reviewed this largely classified material have reluctantly concluded that hundreds of Americans are still alive in captivity. We need to bring them all home. Now.

 

My P.O.W. is Corporal James F. Worth

Rank/Branch: USMC, E4

Unit: SU1, 1 Anglico

Date of Birth: 11 December 51

Home City of Record: Hillside, MD

Date of Loss: 01 April 72

Country of Loss: South Vietnam

Loss Coordinates: 165652N 1060919E

Status (in 1973): Missing

Category: 2

Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground

On April 1, 1972, Corporal Worth was the naval member of a gunfire liaison team in Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province. This incident coincided with the launching of the Spring 1972 offensive by the Vietnam People's Army.

Corporal Worth's team was hit by a heavy ground attack and was forced to withdraw. At that point, Corporal Worth was determined to be missing. On the afternoon of April 2nd, Corporal Worth came up on his radio with a message that he was on his way overland to Dong Ha. He never arrived.

Corporal Worth was initially declared missing and, in December 1976, was declared dead/body not recovered. He was never reported alive in the Vietnamese prison system.

 


What can you do to help ? Click the bracelet above to see how you can adopt your own P.O.W. Write to your Senators, your Congressmen, the President, and ask them what is being done to bring home the 2,000+ Americans that are still missing in Southeast Asia after the Vietnam war. Ask them specific questions:

 

Dear Mr. Senator/Congressman,

What is being done to determine the fate of Corporal James F. Worth USMC, who was last seen fighting in Gio Linh District , Quang Tri Province on April 1, 1972? Corporal Worth's team was hit by a heavy ground attack and was forced to withdraw. At that point, Corporal Worth was determined to be missing. On the afternoon of April 2nd, Corporal Worth came up on his radio with a message that he was on his way overland to Dong Ha. He never arrived. No remains were ever found. There is no evidence that he was killed and he is known to have been capable of surviving under harsh conditions.

Please advise me of any action that is being taken by you or any other elected or appointed official to determine his fate. In the event there is nothing being done, please explain why not, and tell me how you personally plan to correct this and prevent it from ever happening again.

Nearly 10,000 reports relating to Americans missing in Southeast Asia have been received since the end of the war. Many officials who have reviewed this largely classified material have reluctantly concluded that hundreds of Americans are still alive in captivity. Whether Corporal Worth could be among them is unknown. But what is certain is that many are still alive, waiting for their country to bring them home. Corporal Worth, if dead, rests in enemy soil. If alive, what must he be thinking of us?

A man is never dead until he is forgotten. Please tell me what is being done to bring Corporal James F. Worth home?

 

Thank you,

Jim Kehler


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