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Release No: 205-98
September 17, 1998

National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will host an armed forces full honors ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the Pentagon, 11 a.m. (EDT), Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Norman A. McDaniel will be the guest speaker. McDaniel was an EB-66 Electronic Warfare Officer and was shot down over North Vietnam on July 20, 1966 during his 51st mission. He remained a prisoner of war until his release on Feb. 12, 1973.

The ceremony will be held on the River Parade Field of the Pentagon

Media must be at the River Parade Field no later than 10:40 a.m. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.

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