About Scott

On January 17, 1991, America suffered a tremendous loss. Navy pilot, Lieutenant Commander Michael “Scott” Speicher, was shot down while flying a combat mission over western Iraq on the first night of Operation Desert Storm. The next morning, then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney told the news media that the United States had suffered one combat loss. When questioned whether or not it had been a death, he confirmed that the service member had been killed.

Four months later, Scott Speicher was declared KIA/BNR—Killed In Action, Body Not Recovered—by the United States Navy.  Hailed thereafter as a hero, mourned by family and friends, it wasn’t until nearly two full years had passed that it was discovered that LCDR Speicher had almost certainly ejected from his aircraft before it crashed.


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News out Thursday, September 8, 2005 about Scott and the Navy's decision to push forward the search for him.


Navy: Iraqis Know MIA Pilot's Whereabouts
- By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
Thursday, September 8, 2005

(09-08) 10:09 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) --

A Navy pilot shot down over Iraq in January 1991 may have been captured by Iraqi forces, and members of the former Iraqi government "know the whereabouts" of the officer, the Navy has concluded.

A Navy board of inquiry concluded that there is no credible evidence that Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher is dead, and it reaffirmed his official status as "missing/captured," according to the board's final report.

The board also recommended that the Pentagon work with the State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the Iraqi government to "increase the level of attention and effort inside Iraq" to resolve the question of Speicher's fate.

Navy Secretary Gordon England approved the report on Wednesday, according to Lt. Erin Bailey, a Navy spokeswoman.

The Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein maintained from the start that Speicher perished at the site where his F/A-18 fighter jet crashed in the desert. No evidence to contradict that has surfaced since the fall of Baghdad in April 2003, but the new Navy inquiry concluded there was no credible evidence of his death, either.



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Michael Scott Speicher

Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily...
Hebrews 13:3


Official Navy Photo, Date Unknown


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United States Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher


Part 1: Dead or Alive?
On the first night of the Gulf War, an American pilot disappeared. What happened to Scott Speicher is a mystery that deepens by the year.


Scott's initials found carved into a wall at Hakimiyah Prison, Baghdad Iraq

How You Can Help

Scott Speicher is not just a statistic. He needs your help! If you would like to get involved in working towards his freedom, please contact us.


We have multimedia available to view and download. Many people have contributed time and effort in helping Scott's cause. See photos of a quilt made for him, hear music written from a POW's perspective, and more.


Scott, onboard the USS Saratoga, recording Christmas video, 1990.


Friends' Forum
Come in and join the discussion in our Friends' Forum. You'll find many topics of conversation there, from general "About Scott" stuff to an "Idea Box," where we invite everyone to share in any ideas or thoughts on what could be done to help bring Scott home.


Scott's Photo-dogtag, in the sand at Hanna Park, Jacksonville, Florida


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