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‘Buckeye contingent’ proud

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This seat in Ohio Stadium’s section 3AA is dedicated to POW and MIA soldiers.

We, the Ohio State alumni in the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), were pleased to see in the High Points section of the Ohio State Alumni magazine [November– December 2016] that a POW/MIA chair has been dedicated at Ohio Stadium.

DPAA is the U.S. government organization entrusted with accounting for Americans still missing from past conflicts. We have the honor of researching, investigating and identifying the nearly 83,000 U.S. service members who remain unaccounted for since World War II.

As the “Buckeye contingent” of DPAA, we also are proud that DPAA recently initiated an arrangement with Ohio State’s Department of History and other university offices to establish a historical and archival research effort tied to a postdoctoral research fellowship at the university.

Through this collaborative endeavor, Ohio State history students and others will assist in DPAA’s mission by conducting research on specific events relating to missing military personnel from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War and the Vietnam War. This research will help DPAA case analysts generate leads that will contribute to locating and ultimately bringing home our missing from around the world.

Again, thank you for highlighting The Ohio State University’s support for this noble undertaking.

Lt. Col. Todd Kelly ’92, ’93
Mike Dolski ’00
Greg Kupsky ’10 PhD
Robyn Rodriguez ’08 MA, ’11 PhD
Jim Connell ’69 MA, ’73 PhD
Megan Ingvoldstad ’12 PhD
Lara McCormick ’13 PhD

Worthy of a look

I want to tell you how very impressed I am with the January–February magazine — beginning with the subdued and aesthetically pleasing cover, the more subtle and consistent presentational format of content, at least one charming photo (Serene Scene) and what appeared to be a toning down of harsh ads and sports events. Now I will peruse the magazine before recycling it.

Marlene Hyman ’76 M
Columbus, Ohio

Kudos for her college

I am super proud of my alma mater for having the oldest continuously accredited social work program at a public university in the country. I was not aware of this! Thank you for showcasing the College of Social Work in the alumni magazine [January–February 2017]. We are a small yet mighty unit on campus!

Having Ohio State be a leader on social justice issues and serving our most vulnerable citizens is more important than ever. I am confident Buckeyes such as myself will continue this incredible tradition in the coming years.

Andrea E. Morris ’91
Glen Burnie, Maryland