Irene Mandra - National Chair, Korea/Cold War Families of the Missing, Inc.
MIA Sister of SGT Philip V. Mandra - Bronco Hill, Korea 07 AUG 52
Lifetime Advocate for Korean War MIAs and POWs
Former Board Member Korea-Cold War Association, Texas
Vice President Long Island POW-MIA Coalition of Veterans and Concerned Citizens, NY
POW-MIA Chair for Korean War Veterans, All Long Ilsand, NY
Co-Founder/Former Board Member, Vice President and Treasurer of the Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs
1993 - I traveled to Moscow, Russia to meet with officials in an effort to bring about openness and an exchange of information on Missing servicemen. Based on official reports that a Russian Official reported to have seen my brother, SGT Philip V. Mandra, in captivity in the former Soviet, I spent considerable time arranging and speaking with Rusian officials about the Live Sighting Report.
1994 - I was instrumental in initiating the first family member meeting with the Russian Commission in Washington, DC.
1997 - I was a part of the meeting between family members, veterans and a delegation from North Korea in NYC.
1998 - I was honored to receive the Distinguished Service to Veterans Medal, Nassau County, NY, for my tireless efforts on behalf of POWs, MIA and their families.
Presently, I am assisting the Department of Defense in locating families of missing servicemen from Long Island, NY. Additionally, I continue to enjoy a very strong working relationship with my elected officials, who continue to work side-by-side with me on the POW-MIA issue.
2003 - Founder and National Chair Korea/Cold War Families of the Missing, Inc.
Irene Mandra - [email protected]
Bio of SGT. PHILIP V. MANDRA MIA August 7, 1952 - Bronco Hill, Korea