GCC Lecture Looks at How Forensic Science is Aiding Recovery of America's Missing-in-Action

Thousands of families across the United States still hold out hope to learn what happened to loved ones who served but never returned from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Medina, NY- Thousands of families across the United States still hold out hope to learn what happened to loved ones who served but never returned from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. With the help of forensic scientists, efforts to recover and identify the remains of those soldiers are ongoing, and Genesee Community College is taking a look at that work with a free Veterans Day lecture at the Medina Campus Center on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. Although Veterans Day is actually Sunday, November 11, GCC is celebrating the holiday on November 12 and this is one of the feature events.

Dr. Ann Bunch and Steve Bunch will lead a discussion about our nation’s MIA recovery effort and how forensic science assists civil law enforcement agencies. Ann is a board certified forensic anthropologist and associate professor of Criminal Justice at the College at Brockport, as well as a former member of the U.S. Army’s Central Identification Lab. Steve is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who has led recovery missions for soldiers from WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He is currently an adjunct professor and tutor at GCC.

“We are delighted and honored to present this lecture,” said Jim Simon, associate dean of the Medina Campus. “Ann and Steve will bring a real-world perspective to one of the most sacred missions in the Department of Defense – the promise that we will never forget – that we will expend all efforts to search for and recover those who serve our country in the armed forces,”

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Medina Campus Center is located at 11470 Maple Ridge Road. For directions, visit: http://www.genesee.edu/about/campuses/medina/map.cfm.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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Editor’s Note: Image of MIA flag: http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/MIA_flag_2012.pdf
 

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