P.O.W.  Network

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Veterans

Location: PO Box 68 Skidmore MO 64487 USA

Mission: For many years, people have asked what happened to the men captured or lost on the battlefield. For 20 years, we have provided answers, directions, information sources to answer that question. We can also verify claims of captivity. Our expertise is the Vietnam War.
Results: We are reaching our demographic.  Email queries and site visits continue to increase.
Target demographics: Veterans, activev duty personnel, law enforcement, historians, researchers, journalists, general public, familiesof the missing and captured, teachers, students.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We are able to provide answers or direction on most queries.
Geographic areas served: all

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Provide an invaluable service by keeping listings of fakes and POWs current. Very fast at getting new posts up. Excellent organization.

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When my information was found in 2000, my information was posted within weeks.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Outstanding service via email on several issues.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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This organization has worked on the POW and MIA issues since the 1970's. I have had the pleasure of asking Chuck and Mary on a number of issues both personal and evem more important on issues critical to our Soldiers and Sailors and Marines on the huge issue of the men possible left behind in our country's past wars. They have been a pleasure to work with and have never wavered in their dedication to our Country and it's Armed Forces.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning the truth and being able to recognize the myth's and lies about this issue. This organization has maintained a balance and honesty not available anywhere else as pertains the issue of POW/MIA affairs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their dedication and unbending will to find and portray the truth.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Money is not the issue. The issue is just exactly what these two people have done I am sure however that the time and money they have unselfishly given could be compensated however.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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1 person found this review helpful

Thorough, complete and fast source for data. Their publications are equally good. Chuck and Mary are dedicated porfessionals who serve their user community well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

using their judgment and database access to very facts and accomplihments.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Chuck and Mary...great people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Honor the service of those who were POWs, remember the MIAs and weed out those who steal the status.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Chuck and Mary do a superb job of running to ground and exposing those people who try falsely bring glory to themselves by dishonorably and fraudently portraying their alleged military service. They are personally responsible for identifying and exposing phony POWs, Medal of Honor winners, US Navy Seals and others. A number of those exposed had been fraudently receiving compensation from the Veterans Administration and other government agencies.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting to discuss the numerous phonies they have exposed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interacting personally with the principals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Superb!........ no other word for it

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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As the founder and past president of another non-profit organization, Freedom Fight, Inc. I have had several opportunities to personally meet Chuck and Mary. Their dedication to this issue is something you rarely find in non-profits. They have established a bond with former POW's, especially those from Vietnam who trust Chuck and Mary to expose phony POWs and support them unconditionally. They go above and beyond using many of their own resources to continue their mission. Any donation to them will be used honestly and to the full extent to help other veterans, expose phony veterans and to honor our former POWs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have worked with Veterans my entire career and have seen how their work has helped put closure to several family members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have them mail out a monthly newsletter.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their integrity and honesty.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help resolve hundreds of more cases and educate the public about phony veterans and the heroism of our former POWs.

Ways to make it better...

They had more funds to operate with.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Apathy by the public.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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2 people found this review helpful

Dear Reader, As a veteran I am so proud to have served my country and know that I don't stand alone. Pownetwork.org has helped me realize that I am not alone and others do care of our sacrifice or death. I only know the Schantag's by phone and or internet. However, they are great Americans that are holding the torch that many don't care about anymore. This is proof that we may not agree with what is going on and that we can make a difference, and have. I gain nothing materialisticaly speaking being affiliated with pownetwork.org. Without the grunt work of the supporters it would be difficult to show the truth or deception. I consider the Schantag's a true friend in this war against terror/deception.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the Schantag's have assisted in varifying and proving the falsehood of two seperate alleged SEALs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouold like to assist in anyway that I can in a much larger way.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that we care about the same issues and assisting thier efforts and what they represent.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have talked with Mary and Chuck several times and receive and transmit several times a week.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

assist with other problems or teach other countries the same kind of issues and how to prevent expose the frauds.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been great so far. I just hope that some day I can meet them face to face.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

economics

One thing I'd also say is that...

they work hard and may wish to set up some schooling for those that wish to assist in a more office like enviroment.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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2 people found this review helpful

Mostly, I have referred others to the website for resolutions of possible violations of the Stolen Honor Law. In all cases of which I'm aware, the individual in question was not found to be legitimate. Responses from the website have been very timely. As a former POW, I also visit the website to update myself on various organizations, etc.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated to their work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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As a veterans advocate, I constantly refer to the POW Network for its incredibly diverse research and expertise in a variety of subjects. In addition to being the foremost authority on post-World War II prisoners of war, they are ecumenical in their exposing of phonies from all branches. The POW Network through the diligent efforts of founders Chuck and Mary Schantag has made itself an indispensable tool for exposing those unscrupulous individuals who would ride the glory train without having earned the privilege.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

doing research on individuals who were applying for membership in various military groups. Had it not been for the POW Network, these individuals could have scammed their way into privileges and benefits they never earned.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Totally dedicated and outstanding in their quest to unmask those claiming honors they don't deserve.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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This site provides diligent and detailed information about phony Military personnel such as POW impostors. It also is a great site for anything about the Vietnam area POWs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their dedication to supporting and maintaining the HONOR of the military

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Courteous, respectful, and dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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2 people found this review helpful

The POW Network leads the way in support of POW/MIA remembrance, in demanding a full accounting, and in uncovering those who fraudulently claim hero veteran status in order to receive benefits to which they are not entitled. Passionate and caring, yet tough and with uncompromising standards, the POW Network takes direct action to aid and assist veterans and encourage prosecution of criminal frauds. They were instrumental in passage of the Stolen Valor Act, which made such fraud a federal crime. Operating a lean organization, the Schantags put their heart and soul into their mission. Their passion is as self-evident as is their competence. The POW Network has helped me expose frauds, some of which are phenomenal in their audacity. They have been a wonderful source of information and an inspiration to me personally.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

identifying fraudulent veterans and exposing their criminal activities.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

every interaction is positive and uplifting. Their responsiveness is amazing, their accuracy is perfect.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, dedicated professionals that have committed their lives to this endeavor.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help individuals who have been defrauded (think of a widow who welcomes into her life a supposed hero who then takes everything from her), continue the search for POW/MIAs, raise awareness of veteran issues and lobby Congress to never forget.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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