Schlatter Family Site
Joe's Home Page
(Joe Schlatter, Jr., that is.)
Thank you for visiting my home page in the Schlatter Family Site. I am Joe Schlatter, Jr. More about who we are and our genealogy is here.
My home page contains the following
I am an amateur radio operator, call sign W4HH. I hold an Extra Class license and have been licensed since 1958:
Links to my amateur radio station
Amateur Radio Links
These are some of the amateur radio links that I use.
Missing-in-Action (MIA) Facts Site
During the approximately one decade that the United States fought a war in Southeast Asia, over 58,000 Americans were killed in action. A small number of prisoners of war were released while the conflict was still going on and, in Spring 1973, during Operation Homecoming, 591 American prisoners of war (POW) were released.
At the same time, there remained over 2,500 personnel whose fates were not entirely determined.
Extensive intelligence operations and reviews of all available evidence collected during and since the end of the Vietnam War can lead to only one conclusion: All American prisoners of war who were alive at time of Operation Homecoming were released by their captors.
In spite of overwhelming evidence to support this position, there remains an active claim that the U. S. government knew of prisoners who were not released at the end of the war and that there has been and continues a conspiracy throughout the U. S. government to hide the evidence of this abandonment and the evidence of live Americans who are still held, even almost 25 years after the war ended.
This claim of live prisoners and a cover up and conspiracy can be found on many
Internet websites. Proponents of this claim cite evidence that seems
convincing. The MIA issue continues to be plagued by this same sort of
misinformation and pseudohistory. What is almost completely missing from the Internet is a
lay-out of the facts.
I have collected from others and have written myself articles that present factual information on various aspects of the MIA question. The MIA Facts Site is found here. The MIA Facts Site is a living document. That is, there will always be pages under construction. I will do my best to keep things updated.
You may be interested in the newsgroup soc.history.war.vietnam . It is a moderated group that provides an opportunity for folks to exchange ideas, experiences, and what-have-you on the Vietnam War. I recommend it. The moderators are professional and keep the dialogue at a high level. The folks who maintain SHWV also have an excellent site full of resources on the Vietnam War at this URL: http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/shwv/shwvhome.html
I am a Vietnam Veteran: 2d Battalion, 13th Field Artillery; February 1969 -- February 1970.
W4HH - I support know code.