Our Mission at the Missing In Action Remembered memorial, is to provide an effective means of community outreach to inform and educate the general public as to the plights of the United States Veterans/Civilians who have been listed as Missing in Action and to provide assistance to those family members.
We are doing this by constructing a Memorial within the Portrait of a Warrior Gallery, located at 1925 Eye St., which will be the home to 82,334 military “dog tags - with the name, rank and date of loss of each missing soldier.
When one of these souls is brought home, their dog tag will be made gold, thus stating that they are finally home.
Meet The Board
William (Bill) Potter
A Navy Vietnam Veteran, married, father of two and grandfather of four, Bill has been a Bakersfield resident since 1991 and a local small business owner since 1996. He has held several positions with other non-profits including the VFW Post 97, VFW Department of California, Portrait of a Warrior Gallery, Bakersfield Country Music Museum, Kern Business Connectors, and Downtown Bakersfield Development Corporation.
Secretary / Treasurer
The wife of a Vietnam Veteran, mother of two and grandmother of four, Denise has been a Bakersfield resident since 1991. She has volunteered thousands of hours with VFW Post 97.
A retired Lt. Col. for the United States Air Force Reserve and a married and father of two, Fred has held the State Commander and Quartermaster position with VFW Post 9401 and volunteered his time with USO in Los Angeles, California. He is also a graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
A retired Lt. Commander, for the Navy where he received several awards including the Navy commendation medal, Gold conduct medal, and Humanitarian Service medal, to name a few. Wayne is a married father of four and grandfather of thirteen. He has been a member with the VFW, Navy Mustang Association, Military Officers Association of America, and the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association.
A father and long-time Bakersfield resident, Hector has served on the Rabobank Community Leadership Board, Kern County Hispanic Business and Education Foundation, and Black Chamber of Commerce of Bakersfield, California.