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Air Force units at RAF Mildenhall are in the midst of remembering prisoners of war and missing servicemen and women who put their lives on the line for their country.

The base’s five-day POW/MIA Remembrance Week precedes National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 27.

Activities to honor POWS and MIAs continue Wednesday with a former Gulf War POW and current RAF Tornado strike fighter pilot sharing his story about his six weeks of captivity in Iraq. Royal Air Force Wing Cmdr. Dave Waddington will talk about his experiences as a POW during a barbecue lunch at 11 a.m. at the Galaxy Club.

On Thursday, events continue with a 24-hour vigil that starts at 4:30 p.m. at the POW Memorial outside the 100th Air Refueling Wing’s headquarters. Anyone who wants to read some POW and MIA names publicly is invited to do so. For more information about the vigil, call Tech. Sgt. Yvonne Lavergne at DSN 238-4460.

The week’s other events included a 5K formation run and a motorcycle ride from RAF Mildenhall to RAF Lakenheath.


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