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Punchbowl cemetery marks National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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                                The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency commemorated National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Friday.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency commemorated National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Friday.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Capt. Matt Moschgat (left) and SSg. Tyler Bushnell (right) help Keith Miner (left, center) and Chris Love (right, center) lay a wreath representing VFW Post 970 during the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony on Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Capt. Matt Moschgat (left) and SSg. Tyler Bushnell (right) help Keith Miner (left, center) and Chris Love (right, center) lay a wreath representing VFW Post 970 during the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony on Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                In the front row are (l-r) Gerald “Jerry” Coffee, his wife Susan Coffee, Jame “Jim” Hickerson and his wife Carole Hickerson during the playing of Taps to end the ceremony. Jerry Coffee and Jim Hickerson were POWs. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency commemorated National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Friday.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    In the front row are (l-r) Gerald “Jerry” Coffee, his wife Susan Coffee, Jame “Jim” Hickerson and his wife Carole Hickerson during the playing of Taps to end the ceremony. Jerry Coffee and Jim Hickerson were POWs. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency commemorated National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Friday.

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