The MIA Recovery and Identification Program

The UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project was founded in 2015, two years after helping identify the remains of a U.S. service member mistakenly buried as a German soldier. Since then, UW has forged a unique partnership with the Department of Defense that harnesses the cutting edge technology and knowledge of the Madison campus — and now other academic partners — to find and identify America’s MIAs. We’ll find out what advantages the Project has when it comes to identifying some of Wisconsin’s 1500 missing soldiers and hear the stories of some of their discoveries.