Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ohio News

Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15) is making some strong efforts to recover the bodies of MIAs from World War II, according to the Madison Press:

U.S. Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy took the cause of Madison County native Lt. John W. Funk Jr. and other MIAs from World War II to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Military Personnel last week.

Kilroy, who represents Madison County as part of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, wants increased resources for the U.S. Defense Department’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) in Hawaii. JPAC is the organization charged with recovering the bodies of American soldiers, sailors and airmen lost to combat in World War II and subsequent conflicts....

....On April 2, she sat on the committee as it heard testimony from various veterans’ organizations, as well as the JPAC commander, Rear Admiral Donna L. Crisp. She questioned Crisp and others about the need for money and critical personnel at the agency.....

Thank you, Mary Jo, for your work in helping families of MIAs.

>>> Coach Jim Tressel made a visit to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, according to the Dayton Daily News:

Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel, his wife Ellen and linebacker Marcus Freeman visit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to salute the U.S. military during the Coaches Tour 2009 Kickoff Briefing on Monday April 6. The event is a precursor to Coach Tressel's participation in the Coaches Tour 2009 to the Middle East in May and June.

(You can check out the slide show of photos from his visit at the Dayton Daily News link.)

The Ohio State Spring Game will be held in "The Shoe" on April 25th. Hopefully, the weather will be better than it is right now.