Alumna Vaneesa Cook (Ph.D. 2015) has written a blog post about her work with the Missing in Action Recovery & Identification Project at UW-Madison. The piece is titled “The Legacy of the 5307th Merrill’s Marauders: Wisconsin MIAs in Burma.” The MIA Project is a joint initiative between UW-Madison and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) in the Department of Defense. The MIA Project works to recover, identify, and repatriate MIA U.S. service members by conducting field excavations and providing year-round research assistance to families of missing service members. Read the full blog post at UWMadScience.
Vaneesa Cook works for the UW-Madison MIA Project as a historical research fellow. She graduated in 2015 with her PhD in History, advised by Professor Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen.