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National POW Day

Press Release:

FORT BENNING, GA. — Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, Officer Candidate School, will participate in a 48-mile esprit de corps run to Andersonville National Prisoner of War Museum and Historic Park April 10.
 
The soldiers will carry the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action flag, honoring the two current POWs, Spc. Ahmed K. Altaie and Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl.
 
Officer Candidate School soldiers will conduct the run the day after the National POW Recognition Day April 9 to show recognition and respect for America's POW/MIAs.
 
The event is scheduled to start on post at 7 a.m. on Riordon Street and end at the Follow Me statue located at the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters.  The soldiers will continue the run to Andersonville starting at the intersection of Highway 280 and Highway 26 carrying the MIA and POW flag and company guidons.
 
After motivational and historical speeches, the run will culminate with the 3rd Bn., 11th Inf. command sergeant major and company first sergeants leading the battalion for the final three miles through the Andersonville National Historic Park at approximately 2:30 p.m. rendering honors to the current POWs at the end.
 
Media who wish to cover this event on post, should call Brenda Donnell at 706-545-3512 or 706-905-1647.  
 
If you have questions or need more information about off-post routes, call Brenda Donnell at 706-545-3512 or 706-905-1647 or Officer Candidate Jennie Burrett at (910) 633-1702.
 
Source: Fort Benning Office of Public Affairs
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