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Inside the Beltway
Evidence that the intrepid Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) does not give up: After 59 years, the remains of U.S. Army Cpl. Roy Stewart of Jackson, Miss., have been returned to his family for burial with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.
The soldier was assigned to Company A, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, deployed to North Korea near Kujang-dong. In late November 1950, he was captured by enemy forces and died March 14, 1951 in a prison camp near Pyoktong, North Korea.
During “Operation Glory” in late 1954, North Korea turned over 4,167 caskets, including the remains of Cpl. Stewart; the U.S. in turn returned caskets containing the remains of 12,000 communist soldiers. Cpl. Stewart was buried as “unknown” with 415 of his comrades at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.
“The remains were exhumed in September 2008. Scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command identified Stewart’s remains through dental comparisons and circumstantial evidence … More than 2,000 servicemen died as prisoners of war during the Korean War. With the accounting of Stewart, 8,023 service members still remain missing from that conflict,” the DPMO says.
ON THE RADAR
“Thursday is ‘Cost of Government Day,’ the date of the calendar year when the average American finishes paying off his or her share of federal, state and local taxes, and regulatory burden. This means the average American worker had to toil 231 days out of the year just to meet all costs imposed by government,” sighs John Kartch of Americans for Tax Reform, which will address this phenomenon at the National Press Club later this week.
POLL DU JOUR
- 60 percent of voters in Florida support an immigration law like legislation in Arizona; 27 percent oppose such a law.
- 58 percent say a child born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should not automatically become a U.S. citizen; 29 percent disagree.
- 54 percent say each state should be allowed to act on its own to enforce immigration laws.
- 35 percent think it’s better for the federal government to enforce the laws.
Source: A Rasmussen Reports survey of 750 likely voters in Florida, conducted Aug. 9.
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