We never leave a fallen American behind.


Helpful Links for Families of Unaccounted-for Soldiers


This Project

Army Seeks DNA Samples from Families of MIA Soldiers

DNA and Family Reference Samples

Recently accounted-for personnel

Recent news

Family updates

Past conflicts FAQs

Army's Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

Underwater Recovery Efforts

If you have been contacted by me and need to ask about or offer additional information, please use the contact information I left in my message to you, or send me an email message using the form at the bottom of this page. Please reference the name of the soldier.

Department of the Army 
Attn Past Conflicts AHRC-PDC-R 
1600 Spearhead Div. Ave, Dept. 450 
Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405 
(800) 892-2490 


Meet the Research Team

As Certified Genealogists, we work to identify next of kin and DNA-eligible family members of soldiers who served our country and remain unaccounted for. We are honored to be able to participate in this mission.

Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, Certified Genealogist®

Yvonne holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and is a native Georgian. Her focus areas include lectures, presentations, and workshops on methodology and DNA analyses. Additionally, she specializes in Georgia records and southern families. Her work has been published in national and state peer-reviewed publications and regional magazines. She is the owner of The Georgia Genealogist, Inc.

Lori Cook-Folger, Certified Genealogist®

Lori holds the Certified Genealogist® 

credential and has been researching since 1984. She specializes in research in the Southern states, some Midwest research, and DNA. She is a published author and enjoys piecing together clues left behind to preserve family histories. Lori is the owner of Southern Genealogist, LLC

Clarise Soper,

Certified Genealogist®

Clarise has been conducting genealogical research for over 30 years and is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.® She specializes in the states of Mississippi and Alabama as well as forensic and genetic genealogy. Clarise, a published author, frequently gives presentations at genealogical and historical societies on repatriation of MIA/POW soldiers and other topics. 

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