Air Force Removes POW/MIA ‘Missing Man’ Table Because It Includes a Bible


Something is missing from the Riverside Dining Facility at Patrick Air Force Base: the traditional POW/MIA “Missing Man” table.

Such tables, a mainstay at military bases and veterans’ organizations, are set for six, one for each service — the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and civilian personnel — representing personnel missing in action or taken as prisoners of war.

The table was removed from Florida’s Patrick Air Force Base because of one item traditionally placed on the table — a copy of the Bible, according to Florida Today.

“The 45th Space Wing deeply desires to honor America’s Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) personnel,” commanders said in a written statement, Florida Today reported. “Unfortunately, the Bible’s presence or absence on the table at the Riverside Dining Facility ignited controversy and division, distracting from the table’s primary purpose of honoring POWs/MIAs. Consequently, we temporarily replaced the table with the POW/MIA flag in an effort to show our continued support of these heroes while seeking an acceptable solution to the controversy.”




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17 comments on “Air Force Removes POW/MIA ‘Missing Man’ Table Because It Includes a Bible
  1. Junk Bin says:

    time to tell mikey weinstein and the anti religion crew to FO.
    No Bible on the table. Their goal to to remove all from view or earshot. The crosses at cemeteries will be torn out and the base chapels will be closed. Most likely replaced by mosques.Religion rom our country
    All you self righteous couch sitters have helped remove religion form our country

    • Marianne Kight says:

      You are so right!! Shame on them !! Just because a few people don’t like it, too bad, close your eyes and block your ears~~ Its because idiots like that we have no prayers in school, Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.. All a bunch of BS!

      • ccfonten says:

        Like I have said many times: Jesus stretched out His arms and died on the cross for our sins…..if we do not stand UP for Him, we will forever lose that right.
        It does not take much courage to stand up for your religious beliefs and rights.

  2. bargal says:

    One day, soon I hope, there will be a replacement for the dictator in the White house and then the replacement for the POTUS will be a true American and replace all those trans gender high ranking officers in the Air Force with real Men and Women that tell those that don’t believe in God, to go to hell and bring Cristianity back to our Military bases and troops

  3. Roger Reece says:

    As an AF veteran I am deeply ashamed of the total lack of courage and ethics displayed by this “neutered” command staff. Grow a set and tell the discredited (nearly cashiered) officer Weinstein to take a hike!

  4. Greg says:

    Another wimp-out to secular jews. Religious Jews don’t worry about other religious groups (well, maybe psycho muslims, but that’s not really a religion). Christians don’t have problems with menorrahs, torahs etc…they don’t care.

    Secular jews hate all religion, especially Christianity. Mikey Weinstein is a classic example. So are most atheist groups and the ACLU (both heavy with secualar jews).

    Pathetic how the military is being led by obama’s fellow travellers.

  5. OldVeteran says:

    The idea of a bible being “present” is the fact it was and IS faith for the missing and what kept prisoners from “letting go.” Political correctness is ridiculous and it should stop being “poured” over the people in the service. So there are members in the military who don’t want the bible “on a table.” Those people of certain faiths will be allowed to wear specific items as part of the uniform. The bible is being removed from a display of faith, then why is the “display” of faith being allowed while wearing the uniform? To deny a “book” of faith but allowing physical items of faith be worn is wrong!

    • Dennis says:

      Why is it these few rotten apples can dictate how these items should be handled. For hundreds of years we all coexisted with our problem. Less Terror, claims of discrimination, no religious freedom problems, yet we now have a few of these so called RADICALS come along and the POTUS (A.H) cows down to them and pushes the rest of us VETERANS off to the side. We need to take OUR COUNTRY (USA) back.US Army medic- Viet Nam and retired USAF.

    • Jeffrey says:

      That is because they believe in Satan as their God and not the God of Heaven! We must fight this with all We are but this type of Persecution will advance on us all!

  6. Conan leary says:

    We’ll there seems to be a big take over from this administration and it’s supporters in congress and u s senate and special interest groups who put money in there hands from out side sources of this country that come from the 35,000 lobbyist into the hands of these politicians to stay in office , it’s like being paid to under mind American there is no other way to look at it ! There from the belt way and in the belt way of D C ,to are rights and choices in this country … They seemed to join forces to circumnavigate congress and hold up bills in the senate that can not be passed in congress which the , the will of the people is over run by the president by using presidential powers to circumnavigate and the step on the will of the people .. So un constitutional and our liberties …. Are being taken away …. We ask our selfs many questions , is it the progressive party within the Democratic Party , is it the money coming from lobbyist to buy there minds and votes and moneys from out side the country that’s buying into all the banks n Medea outlets controlling the news we hear n read every day plus all the issues we have had over the last 6 years under this administration and all the presidents executive orders to circumnavigate the congress and the will of the people who put them in that office … The president Is stepping on the will of the people and is doing great harm to America and the American people and has taken there rights away from them and this is very serious and why congress is letting them away with it is the big question…. We have for the last 40 years have educated 4 generation of youth of this country to lead the future of this country and the world along with foreign youths as we’ll … Now we find out we have a land of educated idiots , that can’t see, understand , know what’s going on and to under stand that they will be the ones to pay the price to this administration action on there lives in the present and future of there lives to come !
    This administration has very little solutions to problems but B S Americans with great redo rift …. Opening up the flood gate to drugs in states to sedate the future youth of minds to there future and Americans , flood America with 10 of millions of illegals and bring laws to bring more and think about it over 100 million foreign born workers with work permits to take American jobs along with millions of illegals and this fig. Comes from the census dept. many ask the congress and senate members how this many has help America and citizens on jobs , health care , energy , food , and the list goes on and they can’t give you a answer, but to raise taxes and make new bills to problems and what it does is make more problems on top of problems , we have a administration along with the progressive u s senate who are screwing us big time … There results is just this short term solutions creates long term illness ! This is what we have from them , now we have a bill Pelosi is trying to push through congress right now that will allow all illegals amnesty and open the door to millions more to over run the country !
    I feel they have screwed up so bad and have had there hands on are tax dollars so long and have made so many back room deals with there friends and supporters and lobbyist and foreign country’s and leaders to get them selfs rich that they have lost there morals to which they had then there office for was to server American citizens first , we are last as I see it ! Where are the jobs , we’re is the fix for the 26,000 page tax code , 85% of all consumer goods come from china at 2 billion a day in debit for ever dollar we spend .47 cents is borrowed to run the country , stop and think 18 trillion in debit , the world economy is only 60 trillion America is only one 1/4 of it by the time Obama leaves office it is predicted to be 24 trillion in debit ! Stop and think about that ?
    Under this administration there is no solution other then borrow more money and lots of B S and world problems and making problems on top of problems with no solution . The pope could not figured out and gone to the pope for help .. I thinking the pope told him to pray … But the problem he’s removing all the bibles from the military and prayers .. He has had 20 years of Jeremiah wrights churches teaching so were in the dumps with this administration for any type of solutions … So for 2 more years hang on for one hell of a ride … With no jobs and lots of borrowing money to run America… Pk

  7. mudbug says:

    I am ashamed to admit that I am an
    Air Force Veteran.

  8. Kirk D. Smith says:

    With our military now a “sodomite sanctuary” and Patrick Air Force Base the headquarters for the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute – where one learns not to offend another (except white/heterosexual/Christian/males)it was only a matter of time when some earth worshiping, tree hugging, human-hating, enviro-Marxist would be offended by GOD’s word!

  9. FKienlen says:

    No wonder – the cradle of reverse discrimination – Patrick AFB home of the DEOMI (Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute).

  10. NoUTOPN says:

    In the 60-70′s, the Air Force had a powerful tv ad…soaring through the skies while the Gillespie poem was read by a man with a enchantingly deep voice. A GOD poem. Whenever it came on, I would stop to watch it because it filled me with patriotism – faith and pride in my Air Force and brought tears to my eyes. Living under an AF flight line made it especially meaningful.

    “Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,

    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

    Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds –

    and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -

    wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.

    Hovering there I’ve chased the shouting wind along

    and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.

    “Up, up the long delirious burning blue

    I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

    where never lark, or even eagle, flew;

    and, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod

    the high untrespassed sanctity of space,

    put out my hand and touched the face of God.”

  11. Believer says:

    Have you noticed, ever since they have pulled out anything that has to do with God, like the 10 Commandments out of school, God out of Christmas, etc., we have had nothing but tragedies in the United States. Look at 911, shootings in school, etc. It has become a scary U.S. Hollywood also ruined our kids minds promoting evil, marriage not sacred, etc. More bad things will come to the U.S. as a curse, because of those that have turned the U.S. away from GOD.

  12. ABBAsFernando says:

    Totally and completely CONTEMPTIBLE.

  13. Dan says:

    How can any of you defend your god and in the same breath wish so much hate? You’re not followers. You might be believers, but you most certainly are not followers. Not every POW/MIA was a Christian. The bible didn’t raise this nation nor did it’s god defend and protect us. It was me, and men and women like me. 21 years in the Air Force and I’m proud if this religious debate. I’m proud to serve you, those that believe what you believe and those that don’t.

    A bible placed publicly on a government installation should either be removed, if placed alone, or with other religious texts and counter-religious texts. That is an image of the America I live in.

    You say you’re Americans and you say you are disgusted. Look at yourself. What everyone of you has said is not American, it’s religious zealotry. Be one or the other, but it is you and people like you that divide a nation.