Rescued POW Shares Experience at Glenn
Rescued POW Shares Experience at Glenn

This autumn, NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland honored and remembered soldiers who are or were Prisoners of War or Missing in Action (POW / MIA).

A recognition ceremony was held, and included a moving presentation by keynote speaker Shoshana Johnson. Shoshana Johnson became the first African-American female prisoner of war when she was captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. She was rescued three weeks later. Johnson now tours the country discussing her experience, and has written an autobiography.

Here, Johnson is pictured with Gloria Richards, an administrative officer in the Power & In-Space Propulsion division at Glenn and a member of the Veterans Awareness Committee, and Ramon "Ray" Lugo, Glenn's center director.

Image Credit: NASA
Marvin G. Smith (Wyle Information Systems LLC)

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