Air Force Rotc Observes Pow/mia Awareness Week

Nov. 7, 1995

The Baylor University Air Force ROTC will hold a 24-hour flag vigil honoring American prisoners of war and service men missing-in-action beginning at 4 p.m. today at the university flag pole adjacent to Pat Neff Hall.

The vigil is a part of POW /MIA Awareness Week, according to Major Chester Repogle, commandant of cadets. As part of the awareness week, at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Room 116 of the Draper Academic Building, retired Air Force Col. Fred Moser of Waco, will speak to cadets about his experience as a POW in Germany during World War II.

Four cadets will be stationed at the flag pole for one hour shifts during the entire vigil. Repogle said the annual vigil usually draws questions from students passing by the flag pole which allows the cadets to remind students about those people who have given their lives in service to their country.

"It is a time when we remember those who have served their nation as prisoners of war in another country and also those who never came back," Repogle said. "There are many family members who would like to have closure on their loved one's where abouts. We want to ensure that they are not forgotten."

For more information, contact Repogle at 755-3513.

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