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And 9/11 changed everything, not just for the country, but for Adrian Cronauer. The terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the Twin Towers proved a call to action. Cronauer, who campaigned for President Bush, had been asked to work on MIA/POW issues for the administration. He hedged. But after a night of watching planes crash into American buildings, he turned to his wife, Jane, and said, “ ‘You know, if I were about 30 years younger, I might go back into the military.’ She said, ‘Adrian, has it occurred to you that if you take that job, you might be able to make more of a contribution than you ever could in uniform?’ I thought about it and said, ‘You know, she’s right.’”

Which is how Cronauer finds himself working on MIA and POW issues, with the itinerary of a diplomatic attaché, traveling to Hanoi, Saigon, Seoul, Kuwait, Iraq, Geneva, Bangkok, Moscow, and Hawaii. He feels an obligation. It’s his way of giving back to the men and women who served this country and sacrificed their lives.

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