Retired Camp Lejeune Marine Returns From POW/MIA Search in Palau

A retired Camp Lejeune marine is back home after a month-long mission to bring home missing in action troops from World War Two.

It's all part of the Bent Prop Project formed more than 20 years ago by a California doctor.

Retired Major Derek Abbey of Jacksonville joined founder and Dr. Pat Scannon on the mission. Anderson Cooper also visited the team in Palau this year for a 60 Minutes project after an unprecedented find of two WWII planes with as many as four MIA's.

Abbey says volunteers and the island of Palau understand the nearly 1,800 American troops who died there deserve to be honored. Abbey and a dozen other volunteers pay their own way to be apart of the project.

After Bent Prop finds the wreck sites, the military is responsible for recovering the remains. They've helped bring home at least 8 MIA's over the past 20 years and hope this year's mission brought home several more.


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