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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 045-03
May 06, 2003

DoD Gives Enemy Prisoner Briefing Live From Umm Qasr

The Defense Department offers the fourth in a series of briefings on enemy prisoner of war issues on Thursday, May 8, at 9 a.m. EDT via telephone to the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon, 2E781.

Topics for this event will be the different EPW status categories, releases, and paroles. Speaker will be Army Col. John Della Jacono, deputy chief of staff for the Coalition Forces Land Component Commander. He will be briefing via telephone from Umm Qasr, Iraq.

Media representatives without a Pentagon building pass who are interested in attending this event must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance by 8:30 a.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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