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CHARLES GALE DUSING ... USAF...

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IS HE ALIVE OR DEAD?
WE WANT THE PROOF!


DUSING, CHARLES GALE

Name: Charles Gale Dusing
Rank/Branch: E9/US Air Force
Unit:
Date of Birth: 11 April 1928
Home City of Record: Charleston SC
Date of Loss: 31 October 1965
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 10400N 1070000E (YS224805)
Status (in 1973): Prisoner of War
Category: 1
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ford Truck
Other Personnel in Incident: Thomas Moore; Samuel Adams (both POW),
Jasper
Page, escapee

REMARKS: 6512 DIC-ON PRG DIC LIST

Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S.
Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families,
published
sources, interviews. Updated by the P.o.W. NETWORK.

SYNOPSIS: On October 31, 1965, four U.S. Air Force personnel were
captured
while traveling by truck from Vung Tau to Saigon. This incident
occurred on
Route 15 at grid coordinates YS224805, just on the border of Binh Hoa
and
Gia
Dinh Province of South Vietnam. The individuals involved in this
incident
are SSgt. Samuel Adams, SSgt. Charles Dusing, TSgt. Thomas Moore and
TSgt. Jasper Page.

On November 2, 1965, while being taken to a detention camp, Jasper
Page,
managed to escape and return to U.S. control. It was reported that
Samuel
Adams had been shot during the same escape that freed Page, but a
defector
identified Adams' photo as a prisoner at a later date. CIA's analysis
of
this identification has been inconclusive. The names of all three
appeared
on the died in captivity list furnished by the Provisional
Revolutionary
Government (PRG) in 1973 at the Paris Peace Accords. The list reflected
that
they had died during December 1965, but no details were given.

When 591 Americans were released at the end of the war in 1973, Adams,
Dusing
and Moore were not among them; their names were on a list. No bodies
were
returned to their families, even though the Vietnamese clearly know
where to
find the three men. Since that time, Vietnam has doled out handfuls of
remains
as the political atmosphere seemed appropriate, but Adams, Dusing and
Moore
remain unaccounted for.

The three are among nearly 2500 Americans who remain missing in
Indochina.
Unlike "MIA's" from other wars, most of these men can be accounted for.
Tragically, over 8000 reports concerning Americans still in Southeast
Asia
have
been received by the U.S. since the end of the war. Experts say that
the
evidence is overwhelming that Americans were left behind in enemy
hands.
It's
time we brought our men home.


UNITED STATES AIR FORCE POW
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CHARLES GALE DUSING IS HE DEAD OR ALIVE

For the Treasure Seekers

Bless those that are looking
Hunting for the tiniest clue
Chopping thru the jungle
God, let their vigor renew
Those digging through the mud
Sifting through each shovel too
Looking for evidence of a crash site
Or a last battle on an old night
Or a piece of button from a uniform
Any piece of metal wedged so tight
Dog tags in the jungle floor
Anything that differs from the norm
That the jungle vines may bind
Treasure hunters, they are, searching
And the treasure they hope to find
Just a scrape of a military shoe
Or a resting place in a foreign land
A ring once worn upon a hand
God give them strength and bless them
For what they still have to do
Shield them from the blazing sun
Shelter them from the monsoon rain
That they may be able to continue on
And, in doing so, ease some family’s pain
May they bring a missing soldier home again…

İFaye Sizemore
May 04, 2002

 

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Dragon

A dragon seeks
To devour my brothers
It is hunting them
No matter where they are
It is a horrible huge and ugly thing
It seems to be awaiting them
At every turn
Wreaking havoc upon the land
Where they least expect
There it is
Thundering in their ears
Breathing fire in their faces

They smile and laugh
And then a shadow
Will touch their eyes
And I know they have been touched
By the Dragon as it passed

It fills the air with smoke
And defiles the earth
destroyer of man woman and child

Would that I could fashion
A magic sword
And forge a knight of steel
That could make the dragon
Kneel and
Bow to his will
But each is alone
And must survive sometimes
With only their fists
This is the Dragon of Dragons

It comes at night
when they’re alone
It finds them when they’re awake
No one is safe
Not one person in their home

It will devour them in their dreams
This dragon is never sated
Never has his fill
Would that I were the Mystical Knight
With the Magical Sword
Could slay the dragon
And still him forevermore
Thunder, smoke, and fire, everlasting
The most enduring Dragon of all
And its hated name is…” War”

İFaye Sizemore
March 20, 2002

 

A Soldier’s Wait

Nam jungle sunlight is filtered
Through a canopy of green
It’s thirty years been growing
Covering the scene
Not so… years ago
When I died here…
In a fire that Hell did sear
Men were losing their soul
It was a different scene
Firefight and bullets and
Wounded on the ground
Chopper crash it was…
In a hail of fire we went down
I knew I had fired my last round
Found by a farmer and…
Buried in foreign ground
I am so alone
Please bring me home
Do not leave me where
I do not wish to be
This is not on duty’s plate
I have waited an eternity
To be found…
And still… I wait….

İFaye Sizemore
April 2002

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   POW MIA       2002
Another year again has come and gone
The missing are still not where they belong
We can not stop until the last is accounted for
We will not rest no matter how hard the chore
They fought in a war that seemed insane
To find and bring them all home is our aim
We will not leave them there as if no one cares
Bring them all home for they are freedom`s heirs
 
Faye Sizemore Sept192002

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