Retired Colonel In MIA Recovery Gives Presentation In Joliet

An Army honor guard folds a flag from a casket during a memorial service and burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Township, Mich., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Thirteen military veterans whose remains went unclaimed at a Detroit morgue were laid to rest. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

A retired Army Colonel will give a presentation on how servicemen and women missing in action are recovered. A free event for the community and Veterans called “Fallen But Not Forgotten.” A presentation by retired U.S. Army Colonel Ward B. Nickisch in Joliet this Saturday, January 12th on how the U.S. government works for the recovery and repatriation of U.S. servicemen’s remains from prior wars focusing on WWII, Korea and Southeast Asia. Nickisch says their mission gives families hope.

The Illinois National Guard will be posting a military vehicle in front of the Church where the presentation will be held. The presentation will be held at the New Covenant Community Church at 1995 Mills Road in Joliet at 9:30 a.m. This is not a church event, Colonel Nickisch says the presentation is free and will last about 90 minutes but will stick around to answer questions.



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