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May 28, 1990 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kate Rothacker of Mission Viejo has had versions of the same dream off and on since 1973. In some, her brother Joe comes home on crutches. Sometimes, he comes home blind. Or, he comes home crazy. But he always comes home. In reality, no one knows exactly what happened to Joseph Matejov--one of the 2,303 American servicemen in Vietnam for whom the government has yet to account.
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May 28, 1990 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kate Rothacker of Mission Viejo has had versions of the same dream off and on since 1973. In some, her brother Joe comes home on crutches. Sometimes, he comes home blind. Or, he comes home crazy. But he always comes home. In reality, no one knows exactly what happened to Joseph Matejov--one of the 2,303 American servicemen in Vietnam for whom the government has yet to account.
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December 5, 1995 | from Times Wire Services
Bones, teeth and artifacts of several U.S. servicemen missing in Cambodia during the Vietnam War were handed over to U.S. officials in Phnom Penh on Monday. An undetermined number of remains were given to U.S. officials in six coffins draped with American flags. They were recovered at two sites. Some remains were recovered at the site of the Mayaguez rescue mission. The cargo ship was seized in 1975 by Communist Khmer Rouge troops. Thirty-eight U.S. soldiers died attempting to free the crew.
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October 16, 2005 | Martha Mendoza, Associated Press Writer
It's a wrenching day when somber officers in crisp suits and uniforms knock on the door of a soldier's family, but Sgt. Glenn Miller's sisters were actually looking forward to the visit. Thirty-seven years after their beloved brother, a Green Beret, was last seen in battle in Vietnam, they were ready for the truth, for closure. They set out some drinks and snacks and turned on the video camera to record this dramatic family story.
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July 31, 1991 | KAREN TUMULTY and DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mary D. Matejov happened to have her television set tuned to "Good Morning America" in August, 1978, when she was stunned to hear news that would turn her emotions inside out and forever shake her faith in her government. On the program, investigative reporter Jack Anderson disclosed that U.S. interception of Laotian radio traffic had shown that four Americans who had survived the crash of an EC-47Q electronic surveillance plane over Laos on Feb.
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June 25, 1989 | JENNY ABDO and EDNA NEGRON, Newsday
Only two months after he had left for Vietnam in August, 1968, Jose Antonio Graniela was shot during a confrontation with the Viet Cong. His family learned he was missing in action. Months later, the Brentwood, N.Y., family was told that Jose, 24, had died in the arms of a comrade they knew only as Gary. His body could not be found, the family was told. Nor could officials find any of his belongings. Even the picture of his fiancee, the one he always carried with him, was gone.
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