Vance 2007 POW/MIA retreat ceremony

Col. Richard Klumpp, Jr., 71st Flying Training Wing commander, and Fran Hoad, an Enid resident and World War II prisoner of war, laid a wreath at the base of the flagpole and saluted during the playing of Taps Friday at the Vance 2007 POW/MIA retreat ceremony. Mr. Hoad spent 13 months in a German prison camp after his B-17 aircraft was shot down by 105mm guns over Belgium April 10, 1944. A group of T-38s from the 25th Flying Training Squadron flew over the gathering in a “missing man” formation to symbolize fallen comrades. POW/MIA Recognition Day was established in 1979 to honor prisoners of war who returned home, as well as those still missing in action.(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Tony Wickman)

PHOTO BY: Capt. Tony Wickman
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