After the veterans with “POW-MIA” inscribed on their black ties saluted the casket, after the chaplain talked of time and healing, a man in a dark suit slipped on reading glasses and rose from his pew. He walked to the stage of a Northern Virginia funeral home and pulled from his pocket the tribute he had written the night before.

“Seventy years ago, our uncle, he died for our country,” Richard Bean, voice quavering, read to a small crowd of about 75 people. “One year ago, an incredible journey came to know him as a hero.”

That uncle, also named Richard Bean, grew up in and around Manassas. In 1941, just months before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army. He deployed the following year with the 105th Infantry Regiment, which was in the first wave of units sent into Pacific Theater combat. On July 7, 1944, while fighting on Saipan, Bean and his comrades faced the largest suicidal banzai attack of the war and, at 24, he was reported missing in action. Three years later, the military declared him dead. Posthumously, he was promoted to sergeant and awarded the Bronze Star.

Decades ago, his family gave up hope that his body would be recovered. But early last year, an organization searching for Japanese casualties discovered Bean’s remains in a mass grave where four other American soldiers have also been found.

The journey Richard spoke of ended Friday with Bean’s funeral in Manassas and his burial at Quantico National Cemetery.

For Richard, Bean had always meant something special. They never met, but Bean was the man for whom he was named, the uncle who went to war and, as his nephew heard over and over, never came home.

Haunted by missing details

As a boy, Richard knew his uncle through a single photograph.

It hung beside an organ on the den wall of his grandmother’s home in Haymarket. It showed a young man in a crisp uniform with his arms held behind his back and his stare directed off-camera. His jaw was square, his eyes confident.

Taped to the photo’s plain wooden frame was a Purple Heart.

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Many vets will never return. Including the 88 member crew of the USS Albacore. That submarine hit a mine off Hokaido, Japan on Nov 7, 1944.  Locals recorded the incident as they saw mattresses, food, ect. float to the surface. It was only after the war that AMericans  read local records, that they put the pieces together, and discovered what happened to that sub. May they RIP, having given their all.

I look at pictures of war hero's and veterans, to me they are all hero's ! Then I look at a picture of obama and I want to puke !!!

It is good that one of our 'Boys' has returned home.  Bean represents all of those who have been Missing especially the thousands from World War II.  I am reminded of the fierce Night Sea Battles around Guadalcanal's 'Iron Bottom Sound'  where almost two dozen American warships were sunk in action taking 'Blue Jackets', their officers, and not a small number of those 'Few Marines' to their watery graves. We have not, and will not forget them. 

      And now we also have to get back the ones the government left in Nam! They reniged on a deal to get our pow's back! To this day? I will never forgive that! Just add it to the rest of the crap Jareer Abeed has done! People,  when are you going to say enough! And take our country back! By ANY MEANS! If, and I do think this is the only thing that will work, we have to take up ARMS! Jareer Abeed's people are KILLING AMERICANS NOW! In our, no! Their own country! Everyday Americans are being killed! And muslims are gaining in power! But we are winning the keyboard war! Were damn good at that! WE SHOULD BE SO PROUD! 

‘It has to be my uncle’

The backhoe had just scraped away another few inches of dirt when Usan Kurata spotted a bone.

Kurata is the founder of Kuentai, a nonprofit group that for the past four years has searched Saipan for the remains of Japanese soldiers killed in the war. Tens of thousands of Americans who fought in World War II remain missing as well.

Kurata ordered the machine to stop, and a fellow researcher began to brush away the earth. They found a fork. Then, dog tags. Etched into a thin piece of rusted metal were Bean’s name, his mother’s name and his hometown of Manassas.

“I was just so shocked,” said Yukari Akatsuka, a member of Kuentai. “He was the first remains I’d ever seen.”

In September 2013, she and Kurata traveled 13 hours to Virginia in search of more clues. They went to Manassas City Hall, a visitor center and a museum before meeting Tish Como at the Bull Run Regional Library. Como scoured county records and tracked down Richard in Nokesville.

She left him a voice mail, and he called back the next day. Como told him what the Japanese researchers had found. He was stunned.

“It has to be my uncle,” he told her.

With photos of their findings, Kurata and Akatsuka returned to Virginia in November, nervous that Richard might be angry that their ancestors had killed his.

He wasn’t. For three hours, they talked, and sometimes cried, around his kitchen table.

The U.S. government later used dental records and DNA to confirm Bean’s identity.

My God grant them all rest.

All the brave young men and women that fought and, by the grace of God Almighty, returned home to their families and a grateful nation, those who have fought and returned home wounded and handicapped but still home to their families and nation that could not be more proud of them and those that have fought and given their all for our country, never to return home to a nation who grieves right along with their families who sacrificed all they had to give for this country deserve our thanks, our respect and our loyalty to and our unending and undying support of them.  Many of our men from all the wars are still out there in foreign lands and at the bottom of foreign seas but we as a nation will never forget them nor we ever stop looking for them to "bring them home".  Many will never reach our shores again but each every time I see Obama disrespect our US Military, Active Duty, Reserve or Veterans, I get livid and can't say what goes through my mind at that time, it is not publishable!!!!   The same goes to him and his wife for their disrespect of our Flag.  This is not their country and I really cannot wait to ship them out of here by any conveyance that is available and I really don't care what it is.  I'm sure ISIS would be happy to have them and I would be happy to send them to their front doorstep, especially since he supplied them and funded them and turned on them with US and allied bombs.  I'm sure they are very happy with him about now.  Of course, I'm sure, on the other hand, that he is making them as much aware as he can when and where those bombs are being dropped so that the casualties are limited.  Ted Lewis, you are correct, the time has come for America to do whatever necessary to rid our nation of the scum that rode in with Obama or embraced him as soon as he got here and take our nation back with the vengeance that our beloved Military has used to preserve, protect and defend this great (once) nation for so many years!!!!!!!!!!   

The USS Arizona Battleship is a grim reminder of those left behind, trapped in the hull of a dead ship the men had to endure a slow death knowing they were doomed. It is truly a blessing that Richard Bean was found and given the honors he earned and deserved.  God bless Usan Kurata, founder of Kuentai, the nonprofit group that,(for the past four years has searched Saipan for the remains of Japanese soldiers killed in the war), and Yukari Akatsuka a member of Kuentai. They very well could have scraped the remains aside and continued searching for Japanese Soldiers. Both are true humanitarians to endure the cost of finding Richard Bean's origins and remaining family. 

I too have an Uncle that was killed in Anzio with Patton's 3rd Army. His remains were not recovered and my Grandmother (a Cherokee Native) had to endure that her son and my Uncle, would never come home.

WOW.., NOT ENOUGH WORDS....CAN BE SAID.....!! ALL HERO'S......!!

Rest well, faithful servant. You earned it.  God Bless you and all who served faithfully.

This 'closure' is still awaiting, many Families, who may, someday, welcome their lost 'loved' ones home, for a 'long awaited' burial, in the Soil, they died defending!  Thank you, Fellow Vets. I salute you!  M.Sgt (USAF, Retired) (Military Capt. Reserves)  Philosopher, "One that came home, to welcome others, still waiting!"  2014

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According to “Clinton Cash,” author Peter Schweizer, then Senator Hillary Clinton extorted a Kazakh official involved in the Uranium-One deal. It is possible Schweizer misspoke and meant to say Secretary of State Clinton.

The Breitbart News editor-at-large did not go further into detail, merely alluding to the fact that the secret FBI informant’s testimony on the Uranium-One scandal next week will be “very interesting.”

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SCHWEIZER: “Well, I have to say upfront, I have not met him. I don’t know him. But, what I understand by looking at legal documents involving this case. This guy was an insider’s insider. He was being paid by the Russian company $50,000 a month to serve as a lobbyist. And in the legal filings, what you find is his job was to basically carry the flag for this entity in Washington, D.C. And that job included setting up meetings with high ranking administration officials.

This would have been the Obama Administration. People on Capitol Hill. And other elite influence, you know, makers. So, he was working in a very, very high level. And what has leaked out seems to indicate he has got a lot of information that relates specifically to uranium one. So, it’s going to be very exciting and I think it’s important to point out, judge, also, remember, we already have a foreign government official saying that involving uranium one that he and his fellow government employees were extorted by the Clintons then senator Hillary Clinton.

This comes from the head of their atomic agency saying that Senator Clinton refused to meet with officials unless and until they granted uranium concessions to ended up giving more than $100 million to the Clinton Foundation. So we have got that testimony. We have got this new witness coming out. It’s going to get very interesting here in the weeks ahead.

William D. Campbell has come forward as the secret FBI informant in the Uranium-One deal. The informant revealed he is eager to testify because of his “concerns about Russia’s activities in the United States, but declined to comment further,” reports Reuters.

“I have worked with the Justice Department undercover for several years, and documentation relating to Uranium One and political influence does exist, and I have it,” Campbell told Reuters.

According to a report by Andrea Noble, Campbell personally bribed a Russian businessman working for state-owned energy giant Rosatom. The informant then attempted to recoup the money — but failed.

Washington Times reports: A FBI informant who gave the government information about a Russian bribery plot implicated in the sale of U.S. uranium rights tried unsuccessfully last year to recover upwards of $700,000 in bribes he said he was authorized to pay as part of the FBI investigation.

William D. Campbell has emerged now as the key figure in a congressional probe into Russia’s 2010 purchase of U.S. uranium rights and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in approving the deal.

His identity had been shielded for weeks, but court records obtained by The Washington Times, as well as a report by Reuters, identified the man.

Mr. Campbell has not returned calls from The Washington Times seeking comment, but his civil suit, describing his involvement in the FBI investigation, matches details of the criminal case brought against Vadim Mikerin. Mikerin, who was the head of U.S. operations for Tenex, a subsidiary of Russia’s atomic energy giant Rosatom, was convicted of money laundering and other crimes and in 2015 sentenced to four years in prison.

As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported on Thursday evening, Investigative reporter John Solomon told Sean Hannity that the Campbell has video of briefcases full of money in the bribery of case on Hillary Clinton.

Solomon says the Reuters report today downplaying the informant is completely inaccurate.

The informant says he is in fear for his life since he was outed by the Sessions DOJ.
Campbell will reportedly testify on Monday.

The informant will testify next week before Congress.

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