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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

September 18, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's Marine Corps Logistics base honored the thousands of brave men and women captured while serving our country and those who are still missing.

Former Prisoners of War and their families attended the 22nd Annual POW/MIA Breakfast at the base.

The guest speaker was Jo Anne Shirley, the sister of a U. S. Air Force flight surgeon listed as missing in action 36-years-ago when his flight went down over South Vietnam.

Since then, this member of the National League of American Prisoners in Southeast Asia has made it her mission to learn the fate of her brother. 

"Well hopefully he'd be proud of what we've done. But I think as a Christian, I know someday we'll be face to face again. But I just think it's important that he knows we're not going to give up on him as long as there's hope."

Shirley's brother, Major Bobby Marvin Jones, is one of more than 157,000 Americans unaccounted for since World War I.

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