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Never forget: It's more than a black flag

The Prisoner-of-War, Missing-in-Action flag symbolizes our promise to the more than 88,000 Americans who still remain missing since World War II and our collective acknowledgement of the brave men and women taken prisoner during other armed conflicts.



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This work, Never forget: It's more than a black flag, by A1C Tom Brading, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.05.2012

Date Posted:09.05.2012 15:53

Photo ID:658042

VIRIN:120905-F-NK398-141

Resolution:4500x5511

Size:11.29 MB

Location:JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:COLUMBUS, IN, US

Hometown:INDIANAPOLIS, IN, US

Hometown:LOUISVILLE, KY, US

Hometown:NORTH VERNON, IN, US

Hometown:VINCENNES, IN, US

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