Lynchburg Native Speaks for POW/MIA Recognition Day - - ABC13

Lynchburg Native Speaks for POW/MIA Recognition Day


Bedford, VA - A former prisoner of war shared his story in our area Friday.

It's part of the national POW/MIA Recognition Day. The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford held a service Friday morning.

General John Douglass, candidate for the 5th District House seat, made an appearance.

Then, Lynchburg native David Harker shared his story of imprisonment. He was held captive in one of the worst prison camps in Vietnam for five years.

"We buried a lot of men in my POW jungle camp and they have all been recovered remains, but they're still about 1,600 some missing inaction who they've not found," said Harker.

Government statistics show that there are more than 70,000 people from WWII alone who are still unaccounted for.

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