“There is a temptation for Americans to forget these MIAs whose deaths seems so long ago. How we treat these missing, who cannot speak for themselves, says much about us. I hope our decision to honor our commitment to “Leave No One Behind” means we realize the debt we owe our military- past and future. These were Americans who gave their lives for their country. They deserve to be brought back home. They would be surprised it was ever a question that they would be sought. They still matter to me and the other surviving family members and friends. We still care.”
– Douglas Walker (son of Kenneth N. Walker)
Kenneth N. Walker is America’s highest ranking Missing In Action on a combat mission MIA over Rabaul, New Britain on January 5, 1943.