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Former POW speaks at MCLB Recognition breakfast

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base recognized prisoners of war and veterans missing in action at their 28th annual breakfast Friday morning.

A middle Georgia veteran and former Prisoner of War William Freeman was the guest speaker at this year's event. PFC Freeman served in the army during both World War two and the Korean War.

At the recognition breakfast, he shared his heroic experiences after he was captured and held as a prisoner in the Korean War in February 1951 and what he believes kept him alive until he was released. He recalled a night he had a dream about waking up in his home and holding his then child in his arms.

"There was a voice that came in my ear that said 'son, don't give up. You'll make it,' and I never lost faith after that," said PFC Will Freeman, Army veteran.

Freeman was released in August 1953. He returned home to his wife and two children.

Currently, there are 18 POW and MIA recovery teams in the world to try to locate over 50 thousand military men and women who never made it home.

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