POWs and MIAs honored at wreath-laying ceremony

Staff Sgt. Ashley Hookey, 412th Operations Suport Squadron, recounts the story of the sinking of the Japanese “Hell Ship” Junyo Maru at a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the Airman Leadership School Drill Pad at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Sept. 21. The unmarked Junyo Maru was transporting prisoners of war when it was sunk of the coast of Sumatra on Sept. 18, 1944. Hookey’s great-grandfather was one of those killed during the sinking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem)

PHOTO BY: Giancarlo Casem
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