We hope you can help
You may be able to help
us identify America’s missing heroes. If you are a family member of an
individual who is Missing in Action, JPAC CIL may be able to use a sample of
your DNA to help them with the identification process. However, JPAC does
not need a sample from just any family member – they can only use samples
from family members who share the same mtDNA as the missing service member.
Mitochondrial DNA is only passed on through the
maternal line. You can search the JPAC CIL database by
clicking here or
contact us and we will be glad to help you.
But What if I am
not a family
Anyone can help - even if you are
not a family member you can still help. If
you know of a casualty or service member
who is listed as "missing in action", perhaps someone
from your home town, home state or a service
member who served in the same unit as you, and you
know their family, please let us
know. With your help, we may be able to research the family's history to
determine if there are living relatives from
whom we can obtain DNA samples.
Click here for
a listing of Vietnam era DNA samples that are needed for identification or
for a listing of DNA samples that are needed from service member families
from wars prior to the Vietnam war. Or you can search the JPAC
Clicking here for a list of Family Reference Samples (FRS)
required by JPAC.