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CSUSM to Screen Documentary About Quest to Find American MIAs

Cal State San Marcos next month will host a screening of a documentary about an organization that’s using modern science and technology in a quest to find and repatriate Americans missing in action since World War II.

The film “To What Remains” will be shown on Nov. 8 at the McMahan House on campus. The feature-length documentary, directed by Christopher Woods, chronicles the search by Project Recover for the more than 80,000 Americans missing in action since World War II.

After the screening, there will be a short Q&A session with Derek Abbey, president and CEO of Project Recover, and Jack McGrory, a member of the CSU Board of Trustees who has a relative impacted by the work depicted in the film.

Students involved with CSUSM's Epstein Family Veterans Center and the veterans centers at San Diego State and USD – as well as community members – are invited to attend the screening, which is sponsored by Cox Communications and Viasat. Both companies support military families and have been recognized as top employers for veterans.

The event is Nov. 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is free, and parking and food and beverages will be provided. Because space is limited, attendees are asked to RSVP by Nov. 3.

According to its website, Project Recover has completed more than 75 missions in 21 countries, discovered and documented more than 75 aircraft associated with MIAs, developed a growing database of more than 700 cases associated with more than 3,000 MIAs, accounted for over 80 missing-in-action service members, and helped to bring home 17 American heroes.