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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 121-02
June 25, 2002

Actor Michael Nouri To Honor Pentagon Victims

TIME CHANGE: This event has been rescheduled from 3 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, on June 26.

Michael Nouri, veteran actor of Broadway, movies and television, will present a generous donation to military and civilian relief societies in commemoration of the victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon. Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Dov S. Zakheim and representatives of the relief societies will receive the donation at a reception ceremony in Room 3E822, the Pentagon, on Wednesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. EDT.

This donation of approximately $181,000 represents funds collected following presentations of a traveling production of "South Pacific," in which Nouri had the leading role. During curtain calls, he told audiences how affected he was by the events of Sept. 11 and asked for donations to help the victims and their families. After the show, he and other cast members appeared in theater lobbies to personally collect the contributions.

The presentation ceremony is open to the media. Press interested in attending should contact Susan Hansen in the Department of Defense Press Office at (703) 693-6858.

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