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Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon Englandand Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myerswill host the Pentagon ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the River Parade Field at 11 am. EDT. Rep. Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a Vietnam veteran, will be the guest speaker. See the press advisoryfor details.

Army Brig. Gen. James G. Champion, deputy commanding general, operations and intelligence, of Combined Joint Task Force 76, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update of ongoing operations in Afghanistan. See the press advisoryfor details.

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09/16/2005
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Remarks as Delivered by Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, The Pentagon Parade Ground


09/16/2005
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 Sgt. Alfredo B. Silva, 35, of Calexico, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 15, 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol...



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