Dr. Roger Shields, DoD's Deputy Secretary for International Economic and POW/MIA Affairs from 1971 to 1977
he served as head of the POW/MIA Task Force with the Department of Defense.
here is an article or 2 on some stuff he had to do..
ALL POW-MIA SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE
This article details some info on my uncle meeting with Pres. Nixon & the Defense Secretary in 1973.
ALL POW-MIA SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE 2
Another one discussing his meeting w/ Nixon.
Another interesting story....He used to observe operations from the air in command helicopters from time to time...and at 1 point he was on the ground getting into a chopper...when a VC(I believe) ran up to him with a machete type knife to kill him...because they knew he was important somehow....luckily he was instantly shot to death & my uncle was presented with the knife...It hangs on the wall of his home office. He also has a monster painting of the faces of lots of POW's and they all signed it for him....He would meet the POW's on the tarmac when they returned to the US...and he also used to go over & personally bring them back..He was/is good friends with Henry Kissinger and used to go have dinner At Richard Nixon's house in NJ several times a year up until Nixon passed away.. Just a few memories..He is also in several books..including "Operation Bright-Light"
here is the current patch design
AND HERE IS MY ORIGINAL!!!!!