POW MIA Update 6.14.2019

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today the return of three (3) U.S. servicemen to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.
Air Force, Colonel, Roy A. Knight of Millsap, TX  and the 602 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Lost on 05/19/1967—Accounted for on 06/04/2019–Laos/Vietnam War
Army, Cpl Robert L. Bray of Ross County, Ohio, Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Lost on 07/20/1950—Accounted for on 06/06/2019—Taejon, South Korea
Army, Pvt Ballard McCurley of Santa Clara County, CA, Company M, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division—Lost on 11/28/1944—Accounted for on 06/04/2019—Hurtgen Forest/ WWII
“You Are Not Forgotten”
Tommy Cannon
Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard, Post 29

POW/MIA Honor Guard

POW/MIA Team will hold their regular monthly meeting Saturday June 15 at 12 Noon at Post 29.  
This is a very important  meeting and I request you to try to attend to get the latest and the greatest for the Team and check out the new equipment we have and the new dates of our upcoming events.
Also we have a flag retirement ceremony that afternoon at 5pm at the United Military Care site on Canton Road. The van will be leaving the post at 4 pm if you want to ride over.  Full uniforms required

Tommy Cannon


Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard

American Legion, Post 29

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Welcome to one of our busiest weekends of the year, as we honor the fallen and remember their sacrifices.

Saturday, we hold our 5th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k Race on the Marietta Square. Various volunteers will gather between 0500 and 0700. The race starts at 0730, and will last until about 10AM. Then we set up for our Memorial Celebration at Glover Park on the Square. We’ll have distinguished speakers, a POW-MIA Honor Guard ceremony, and nearly two hours of patriotic music from the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday we will honor our namesake, Sgt. William Horace Orr at his grave in Mars Hill cemetery. The short ceremony will begin at 2:45 PM.

Monday, the official Marietta Memorial Day event will take place at the National Cemetery. Then at 2PM, we’ll serve our annual Memorial Day lunch to all our members and their families. Grilled chicken and grilled sausage will be provided, along with sandwich buns and toppings. Members are asked to bring picnic-style sides and deserts.

POW MIA Ceremony 3.7.2019

USAF Captain John Jackie Smallwood of Marietta was declared missing on June 16, 1973 after his plane was hit with hostile fire over Cambodia.  The Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard will be conducting the Dedication Ceremony during the Monthly Membership Meeting of the Legion on March 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Post 29.  Everyone is invited to pay tribute to this missing US serviceman and city son. 

5th District Meeting 2.17.2019

We are hosting the 5th District meetings at Post 29 this Sunday. See the details below. The post will conduct normal hours and business for our members, but please be mindful the post may be crowded with Legion Family members from around the District. Thank you.

American Legion Horace Orr Post 29
921 Gresham Avenue  NE
Marietta, GA 30060

8:00 – 9:30 am        Registration/Breakfast**

8:30  – 9:30 am       SAL downstairs in lounge

9:30 – 10:30 am     Joint Meeting

10:30 – 11:00 am.   Memorial Service

11:00 – 11:15          ALR downstairs in the lounge or back in the card room
11:00 – 11:15 am    Break

11:15am                 Split meetings (AL, ALA)        

** Breakfast will be provided – a $6 donation is requested.

DPAA Public Affairs Press Release

 December 12, 2018
At a ceremony conducted in Da Nang on December 11, 2018, Vietnamese officials repatriated to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) representatives what are believed the remains of three Americans unaccounted-for from the Vietnam War.
DPAA Deputy Director for Operations Rear Admiral Jon Kreitz led the U.S. delegation that participated in the ceremony during which DPAA Detachment Two Commander Lt. Col Adam Points officially accepted the remains.The ceremony is part of a two day visit that Kreitz is making to Vietnam to commemorate the 30th anniversary of sustained United States-Vietnamese Joint Field Activities (JFAs) that officially began in September, 1988, to account for U.S. personnel missing from the Vietnam War.

“You Are Not Forgotten”

Tommy Cannon


Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard

Veterans’ Day November 10th and 11th

All official activities for Veterans’ Day will be Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th.

Join us for the parade at 10AM Saturday. Riding on the float is for members first come, first seated. Arrive early Saturday morning.

The Veterans’ Day meal for current members (paid up ID card required) will be an Italian Feast served in the main hall upstairs at 2PM. We’ll have the pasta, sauces, meatballs, sausage, bread and salad. Bring a side or a desert to share. If you have a family recipe for something we already have, that is welcome too. Those who have said they would help cook/serve, please arrive anytime after 8AM.

Sunday , Nov 11th at 11AM on Veterans Day, the American Legion Post 29 will hold a ceremony entitled “ Bells of Peace” at our post located at 921 Gresham Ave. NE, Marietta.  There will be ringing of the “Bells of Peace “ 25 times with a 5 second pause.  This ceremony commemorates and celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War One.   There will also be a short program.   The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Also Sunday Nov. 11th at 5 PM at our post there will be a flag retirement ceremony. This is also open to the public and we encourage you to bring American flags that are ready to be retired for proper disposal.   This event is being coordinated by the American Legion and the POW -MIA unit of post 29.

POW/MIA Updates 9/21/2018

The Department of Defense DPAA POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the return of (6) six U.S. service men to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.
Army, 1st Lt Seymour P. Drovis of California,Company A, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, Lost on 07/07/1944—Accounted for on 09/04/2018—Achugo Village, Saipan Islands/WWII
Army Air Force, Staff Sgt Karl R. Loesche of New Jersey, 30th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, POW on 05/06/1942—Accounted for on 09/13/2018—Bataan Peninsula/WWII
Army, PVT Charles G. Kanaitobe of Oklahoma, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Lost on 07/10/1950—Accounted for on 09/13/2018—Chonui, South Korea
Navy, Seaman 1st Class Robert W. Headington of Michigan, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 08/06/2018— Pearl Harbor/WWII
Army, Master Sgt Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana, 8th Cavalry Regiment Medical Company, Lost on 11/02/1950—Accounted for on 09/12/2018—Unsan, North Korea
Army, PFC William H. Jones of North Carolina, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Lost on 11/26/1950—Accounted for on 09/13/2018—Pakchon, North Korea
“You Are Not Forgotten”