Missing Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, or Coast Guardsmen and their families deserve to be reunited on American soil.  DNA is the key to ensuring that families of the missing reach closure. 

The goal of "Operation Missing Man NC" is to assist Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) in obtaining DNA samples from families of service members currently listed as missing in action (MIA). Presently, there are 44 North Carolina individuals listed as MIA from the Vietnam War, 201 from the Korean War and many more from previous wars. JPAC has DNA samples from 30 of the Vietnam veteran families and 136 samples from Korean War veteran families. 

As of 25 June 2007 JPAC Central Identification Laboratory (JPAC CIL) has 12 sets of unidentified remains from North Carolina, at its Hickam Air Force Base headquarters in Hawaii.  As each day passes, and each of us ages it becomes more and more important to ensure that DNA that may help in future identification efforts of missing servicemen is preserved, because without DNA there is no way to positively identify current or future remains that are recovered. 

The information contained on this website is designed to reunite family and friends with the remains of their missing loved ones.  While our main focus is to locate families of missing service members from North Carolina, we would be willing to assist others with identifying resources to help them find their missing service members.  Feel free to email us at info@operationmissingman-nc.org for additional information.