NO ONE LEFT BEHIND

NO ONE FORGOTTEN


Jefferson Barracks
POW-MIA Museum
16-18 Hancock Ave., St.Louis, MO 63125

Museum currently closed undergoing restoration/renovation construction. Thank you for your patience!

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WHY A POW-MIA MUSEUM?

“While we can debate the rights and wrongs of war, what is not open to debate is what these men and women did for their country. This country called, and they answered that call, and many did not return.

People ask why this is important, it’s important because this country sent men and women into harms way and made them a promise. The promise was that they would be returned and it is a promise made not just by our government and our military, it was a promise made by each individual American. Each one of these men and women were somebody’s father or mother, they were somebody’s brother or sister, they were somebody’s husband or wife. All of us are those mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters. That makes the promise we made to them one husband or wife to another, one mother or father to another, one brother or sister to another, and this is a promise that we’re determined to keep.” – Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command

The Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum will be a part of this promise, a part of that commitment with which we have been entrusted. A commitment through which our fellow Americans will be able to see and understand – a promise made, and a promise kept.

Join us May 11, 2021 for Lt. Michael Blassie Day

Shot down near An Loc, South Vietnam, Lt. Michael Blassie went Missing in Action on May 11, 1972. For fourteen years, from 1984 through 1998 Mike’s remains rested in the Vietnam War Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery representing all of our Missing from that war.

Please join us on May 11, 2021 at 7 pm CT as we remember Mike and pay homage to our Fallen and Missing in a very special virtual event. The event will feature Governor Mike Parson who will join us to officially proclaim May 11 as Lt. Michael Blassie Day, along with stories from Mike’s sister, Col. (Ret) Patricia S. Blassie, USAF and seven of Mike’s classmates from the United States Air Force Academy Class of 1970.

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5 days ago

Stupefyin Pierce

My name is Michael Pierce. I captured this image when Lt. Michael Blassie was interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. These gentlemen left before I was able to get their names, and I've never found any photographs from that day that identified them. I'm hoping this will go viral and that this digital copy will find its way to them or their families. ... See MoreSee Less

My name is Michael Pierce. I captured this image when Lt. Michael Blassie was interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. These gentlemen left before I was able to get their names, and Ive never found any photographs from that day that identified them. Im hoping this will go viral and that this digital copy will find its way to them or their families.

One of the missions of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum is to find those young storytellers, those young "keepers of the flame," who understand the importance of remembering the all to easily forgotten sacrifices made to keep us safe and free.

It seems we have found one in young Kerrigan Blocker, 6th Grader from Hillsboro Intermediate School, Hillsboro, Missouri. Attached is her poem honoring our POWs and MIAs, entitled “Missing You.”

Thank you for remembering, Kerrigan!

(Pictured in the photo is Kerrigan with her proud granddad, Vietnam Veteran Douglas Henry.)
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One of the missions of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum is to find those young storytellers, those young keepers of the flame, who understand the importance of remembering the all to easily forgotten sacrifices made to keep us safe and free.

It seems we have found one in young Kerrigan Blocker, 6th Grader from Hillsboro Intermediate School, Hillsboro, Missouri.  Attached is her poem honoring our POWs and MIAs, entitled “Missing You.”

Thank you for remembering, Kerrigan! 

(Pictured in the photo is Kerrigan with her proud granddad, Vietnam Veteran Douglas Henry.)Image attachment

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Did not know about the Museum. Being a veteran from the Army and Vietnam. I want to go when in St. Louis. Go Roosevelt Roughriders. CDenny Bond.

She did an amazing job reading her beautiful work. Words I could have written myself. They touched me so deeply.

That is beautiful!

Congratulations and Thank You to the amazing students and faculty at Hillsboro Intermediate School/Hillsboro R-3 School District, and to the Heartland Heroes riders for the awesome Memorial Day Weekend Vigil they conducted in Hillsboro this past May 28 - 29, honoring our fallen servicemen and servicewomen. Their generosity and prodigious efforts raised over $4,200 for the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum.

The students at Hillsboro, our first POW-MIA Campus(sm), are indisputable proof that Heroes come in all ages and sizes. We are truly appreciative and grateful beyond words for their dedication to remembering our fallen.

Thank You Heartland Heroes!

Thank You Hillsboro Intermediate School/Hillsboro R-3 School District!

Go Hawks!
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Many Thanks to Ted Coulson, US Air Force Academy Class of ’70 graduate and friend and classmate of Lt. Mike Blassie, for his most generous donation to the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum in Honor of and in Memory of Mike Blassie, his fellow Class of ’70 classmates, and all those Killed in Action, taken as Prisoners of War, and those Missing.

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Many Thanks to Ted Coulson, US Air Force Academy Class of ’70 graduate and friend and classmate of Lt. Mike Blassie, for his most generous donation to the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum in Honor of and in Memory of Mike Blassie, his fellow Class of ’70 classmates, and all those Killed in Action, taken as Prisoners of War, and those Missing.

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