JBLE commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day
By Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec, 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 26, 2018
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. --
Langley-Eustis commemorated POW/MIA Recognition Day with a 24-hour run from
Sept. 20-21, 2018.
speaker, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William “Blister” Townsley shared his story
during the opening ceremony about being shot down while flying a Cessna O-2B
Super Skymaster during the Vietnam War.
ribbon cutting, Townsley lead the two opening laps, carrying the POW/MIA flag.
The flag was
carried by U.S. Air Force Airmen around Langley Air Force Base and was finally
raised at Langley’s POW/MIA Memorial for the closing ceremony.