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  • At recovery sites, memories of lost loved ones keep troops focused on grave mission

    The day Army Sgt. 1st Class Tommy Murphy died is still engrained into his daughter's mind. It was April 7, 2001, and Tycoria Johnson was just 9 years old. On that Saturday, Murphy, along with six other American service members and nine Vietnamese counterparts, departed on an MI-17 helicopter to investigate a potential recovery site.
  • Searching for daddy in Bien Hoa

    They were 30 miles outside of Saigon and their van had been overcome by the southern mercenary part of the Viet Cong. For a few minutes things were on the up and up and then a couple of the Viet Cong men came around to the back of the van and opened the doors. That is when they were captured. Those are the words ingrained in the head Nora Moore of the last documented days of her father, then-Tech. Sgt. Thomas Moore.
  • Bronze star presented to family of first OSI fallen hero

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters presented the Bronze Star Medal to the brother of the first OSI fallen hero, nearly 50 years after he was killed in action. During its first Celebration of Life event May 22, 2017, OSI also remembered the lives and honored the legacies of its 16 fallen heroes throughout the years with families, friends and colleagues of the fallen in attendance to share personal reflections of their departed.
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