ABOUT US

Mission

Doughboy MIA is a nonprofit foundation committed to the commemoration and accounting of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War. Our efforts work to resolve the cases of the missing to the fullest possible extent, including: to assemble and make public the most complete and accurate accounting of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War; to attempt to gather back ground information and photographs of all of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War; to attempt when and where possible to locate and identify the final resting place of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War and to petition those, when appropriate, for the ways and means necessary to recognize and officially identify recovered U.S. Missing in Action remains or grave locations from the Great War, or to otherwise commemorate discovered or identified U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War.

Core Team

Robert Laplander, Managing Director

 

Capt. Chris Christopher (Ret.), Board of  Directors, Doughboy Foundation

 

Mike Cunha, Battlefield Guide & Field Team Leader

 

Jeremy Bowles, Field Team Leader

 

Brian Reagor, Business Services

 

Francis Peck, Foreign Relations Manager and Government Relations Advisor

Field Teams / Specialists

Melissa Lenczewski Ph.D., Geology

 

Dr. Peter Wever, Medical

 

Bethany Hall Ph.D., GIS/Cartography

 

Pastor Henry Johnson, Family Services

 

Kim Sebestyan Ph.D., Archeology

 

Sjoerd ‘Red’ Van der Ven, Topography

Military Department Leads

Maj. Dan Williamson, U.S. Air Service

 

Steve Girard, U.S. Marine Corps

 

Peter Arnett, U.S. Navy & U.S. Coast Guard

 

Mike Groebbel, U.S. A.E.F. Siberia

Research Services

Nancy Schaff, Archival Research


Jana Churchwell-Scott, Genealogy