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POW/MIA ceremony held at MCLB

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany set aside Friday not only to remember those who lost their lives on 9-11, but to also recognize the men and women in uniform who served as Prisoners of War and those still missing in action.

Retired Air Force Captain Bill Robinson spoke at MCLB's 23rd annual POW/MIA Recognition Breakfast. The longest held enlisted prisoner of war in American History, Captain Robinson spent 7 and a half years as a POW inside what became known as the Hanoi Hilton.

He says  Americans should remember the sacrifices others have made for our country not just today, but everyday.

"I personally, just like the men and women in uniform, would give my life in order that we enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy today. This is what it's all about. The only way we can have a great nation is through diversity and working out those disagreements and standing shoulder to shoulder to preserve this great nation," said Ret. Air Force Capt. Bill Robinson.

Several local POW's and their families were recognized at the breakfast including Lee James who was captured 65 years ago today in Germany.

According to the POW/MIA Accounting Command, 88,000 Americans are still listed as missing in action.

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