A solemn ceremony will be held this morning in Iowa City to honor American veterans who are classified under the fated letters P-O-W or M-I-A. Iowa National Guard spokesman Colonel Bob King says those who have been held as prisoners of war paid a high price in serving our nation.Many former P-O-W’s will attend the 11 a-m service at the Iowa City National Guard Armory. Colonel King says there are still many veterans who are classified as Missing In Action. He says this service is also to honor their memory and their families who have never had closure.Records don’t indicate the number of Iowans who were held prisoner or who were or are missing-in-action during World Wars One or Two. King says 85-thousand Iowans served during the Korean War, 508 were killed and 24 were P-O-Ws or M-I-As.During Vietnam, 115-thousand Iowans fought, 859 died and more than 40 are still listed as P-O-Ws or M-I-As. The public is welcome at today’s ceremony which will also be broadcast at the Starc Armory at Camp Dodge via the Iowa Communications Network.
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