MIA Dig 1998

You may have already read my page about the MIA Digs, but if not, it will give you a good background before reading this update:

(from Kazuhisa Hashimoto, one of the people involved in the annual MIA Digs): "I was back from digging. There were about 200 of us. Only eight Americans could join us this year. We found six remains and many tiny bones.

We also found a gun top cap/cover, which was used not to let dirt or mud get into the barrel, with his bones.

Reverend Richard Grange, who attended the 1998 dig: "This page does show the dedication of the church believers and their expression of respect and appreciation for those who sacrificed their lives during the war.

I was deeply impressed to see these people, some senior citizens devote so much time and money to the search. And when out in the field, they worked so hard to find the bones, both Japanese and Americans together, more than I had imagined."