also known as the Fallen Comrade Table, is a semi-official place of
honor in some dining facilities of the U.S. armed forces in memory of
The table serves as the focal point of ceremonial remembrance,
originally growing out of US concern of theVietnam
War POW/MIA issue.
Beyond permanent displays in dining facilities, the
missing man table is traditionally part of militarydining-inceremonies
and service balls.When
presented in a dining-in or service ball, a narration given to the
audience explains the symbolism of each item.
The Missing Man Table will be set at every Assembly