Join the Museum as they recognize and commemorate Korean War prisoners of war.
The event will recognize both American Korean War POWs who died in captivity and those who returned, many of whom have since passed away. A former POW will speak as well as a representative of the Korean-American Society of Iowa.
During this year, the 65th anniversary of the 1953 armistice, which ended the fighting in Korea, it is appropriate to remember Iowans who were taken prisoner during that conflict and held captive under the harshest of conditions. Many did not return. Some were held years after hostilities ceased – by Communist China and the Soviet Union, as well as by North Korea. Some died in captivity and their remains have not yet been returned. The subject is timely giving the U.S. government's recent discussions with North Korea and that nation's return of some remains to our country.
The Museum invites Korean War POWs to tell their stories and be recognized. The District is also looking for immediate family members of POWs who died during or after the war to provide information and welcomes them to the Sept. 14 event. Contact Pat Kinney, the Grout's Korean War Content Development Specialist, at (319) 234-6357 or Pat.Kinney@gmdistrict.org
This event is free and open to the public.