Jeannette P. Owens
Media Relations Office

September 9, 2010
Nation's First Black Female Prisoner of War to Speak at NASA Glenn
CLEVELAND -- Media are invited to attend NASA Glenn Research Center's National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. U.S. Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson will deliver the keynote address.

Johnson made history on March 23, 2003, when the 507th Maintenance Company was ambushed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and she was taken prisoner. Johnson will detail the capture, imprisonment in Iraq and her eventual rescue.

Also during the employee ceremony, the Lorain Southview High School Army JROTC will perform the Missing Man Table Ceremony.

Glenn's Veterans Awareness Committee sponsors the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony.

An informal media opportunity will be held prior to the event from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Media interested in attending this event should contact Jeannette Owens at, or 216-433-2990 by 11 a.m., Friday, Sept 17, to be cleared through security.

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