DUSTWUN

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DUSTWUN (abbreviation for duty status—whereabouts unknown[1]) is a transitory casualty status assigned to United States servicemembers who cannot be located but have not been confirmed, captured, or found dead. A servicemember can only stay in DUSTWUN status for ten days.

History[edit]

Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl is famous for leaving his Army post in Afghanistan in 2009, intending to hike about 20 miles to the closest command center, that triggered a "DUSTWUN" manhunt that lasted 45 days without success.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nichols, Christopher B. (July 1, 2009) "Personnel services delivery redesign", Army Logistician
  2. ^ Ortiz, Erik; Miklaszewski, Jim (December 10, 2015). "'Serial' Season 2 Debuts With Bowe Bergdahl Telling 'Desertion' Story". NBC News. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 

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