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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 268-96
September 19, 1996

Deputy Defense Secretary to Host Ceremony for POW/MIA Recognition Day

Deputy Secretary of Defense John P. White will host an Armed Forces Full Honors Ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the Pentagon at 11:30 a.m. (EDT), Friday, Sept. 20, 1996.

Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, U.S. Navy (Ret.), will be the guest speaker. Vice Adm. Lawrence was shot down over North Vietnam in June 1967 and held as a POW until March 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 11:10 a.m. (EST). Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Mr. Terry Mitchell at (703) 695- 0169.