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Greenpoint Gazette – April 27, 1988

P.O.W. / M.I.A. Forum
At St. Stan’s Post

On Sunday, April 17th hundreds of veterans and community residen­ts packed St. Stan’s Hall to attend the P.O.W./M.I.A. Forum spon­sored by Congressman Stephen Solarz and the Kings County American Legion. Guest speakers included Ann Mills Griffith, National Director of the League of Families of MIA’s, Colonel Joseph Slater from the Defense Intelligence Agency and Richard Childress from the White House Staff.

The crowd received a high level briefing on behalf of our country’s ef­forts to resolve the situation of Americans still’ unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. All speaker’s expressed a concern that live Americans could still be held prisoner’ in Southeast Asia.

Kings County Commander Nick Stefanizzi Jr. thanked Congressman Stephen Solarz for arranging such a prestigious panel for the forum. The speakers attracted Vietnam veterans and concerned citizens from Long Island, Upstate New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.