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Lakenheath airmen remember POWs, MIAs in week of events

American servicemembers, veterans and family members receive a tour at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial near Cambridge, England, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.

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By WILLIAM HOWARD | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 15, 2016

RAF LAKENHEATH, England — The 48th Fighter Wing wraps up a joint Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Remembrance Week on Friday.

The week’s events included a POW/MIA breakfast, Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally to the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, a name reading and a 5K run with rucksacks. A 24-hour vigil began Thursday and was set to end Friday.

“It’s important to me and I think it’s the least we can do for all of the POWs and MIAs,” said Senior Airman Allisann Lashley of the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron, who was first to read the names of servicemembers still listed as missing in action.

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Master Sgt. Christina Howell of Detachment 2, 25th Intelligence Squadron, walks among the tombstones at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial near Cambridge, England, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. The cemetery contains 3,809 headstones and the remains of 3,812 servicemembers who served in World War II.
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