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Vandenberg commemorates POW/MIA servicemembers

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- As day turns into night, Staff Sgt. Steven Wright, a paralegal for the 30th Space Wing Judge Advocate Office, continues reading from the list of more than 92,000 servicemembers who were prisoners of war or missing in action here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. A 24-hour vigil followed by a closing ceremony was held to remember those servicemembers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- As day turns into night, Staff Sgt. Steven Wright, a paralegal for the 30th Space Wing Judge Advocate Office, continues reading from the list of more than 92,000 servicemembers who were prisoners of war or missing in action here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. A 24-hour vigil followed by a closing ceremony was held to remember those servicemembers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Awaiting his turn to read during the POW/MIA vigil, Airman Matthew Davis, a 30th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, stands at parade rest here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. More than 100 Airmen read the names of servicemembers who were prisoners of war or ,issing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Awaiting his turn to read during the POW/MIA vigil, Airman Matthew Davis, a 30th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, stands at parade rest here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. More than 100 Airmen read the names of servicemembers who were prisoners of war or ,issing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Honoring those servicemembers who were prisoners of war or missing in action, Senior Airman Cordarius Lewis, a patrolman from the 30th Security Forces Squadron, reads from the list of names during a vigil held here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Members of Team V took turns reading the names for 24 hours, commencing after a ceremony held here the following day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Honoring those servicemembers who were prisoners of war or missing in action, Senior Airman Cordarius Lewis, a patrolman from the 30th Security Forces Squadron, reads from the list of names during a vigil held here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Members of Team V took turns reading the names for 24 hours, commencing after a ceremony held here the following day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In remembrance of all servicemembers that were prisoners of war or missing in action names are read during a vigil held here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Airmen from various squadrons at Vandenberg took turns reading names during the 24-hour vigil. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In remembrance of all servicemembers that were prisoners of war or missing in action names are read during a vigil held here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Airmen from various squadrons at Vandenberg took turns reading names during the 24-hour vigil. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Somberly awaiting her turn to read during the POW/MIA vigil, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Lewis, a patrolman from the 30th Security Forces Squadron, stands at parade rest here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. More than 100 Airmen read the names of servicemembers who were prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Somberly awaiting her turn to read during the POW/MIA vigil, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Lewis, a patrolman from the 30th Security Forces Squadron, stands at parade rest here Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. More than 100 Airmen read the names of servicemembers who were prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Heather R. Shaw)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The American flag and POW/MIA flag wave gracefully in the air during a POW/MIA ceremony here Saturday Nov. 14, 2009. The non-stop reading of POW and MIA names led from 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and ended before the POW/MIA Ceremony began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ by Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The American flag and POW/MIA flag wave gracefully in the air during a POW/MIA ceremony here Saturday Nov. 14, 2009. The non-stop reading of POW and MIA names led from 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and ended before the POW/MIA Ceremony began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ by Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- POW/MIA ribbon. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ by Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- POW/MIA ribbon. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ by Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- To honor POW/MIA members, Vandenberg's Honor Guard provided a gun salute during the POW/MIA ceremony here Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. The non-stop reading of POW/MIA names led from 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and ended before the POW/MIA Ceremony began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- To honor POW/MIA members, Vandenberg's Honor Guard provided a gun salute during the POW/MIA ceremony here Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. The non-stop reading of POW/MIA names led from 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and ended before the POW/MIA Ceremony began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Retired Chief Master Sgt. Norm Marous provides a speech during the POW/MIA ceremony here Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. The non-stop reading of POW and MIA names led from 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 through the night and ended before the POW and MIA Ceremony began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Retired Chief Master Sgt. Norm Marous provides a speech during the POW/MIA ceremony here Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. The non-stop reading of POW and MIA names led from 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 through the night and ended before the POW and MIA Ceremony began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Guest speaker Capt. Kenneth Murphy, from the Civil Air Patrol, gives a speech during a POW/MIA ceremony here Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. A non-stop reading of POW/MIA names began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and ended before the POW/MIA Ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Guest speaker Capt. Kenneth Murphy, from the Civil Air Patrol, gives a speech during a POW/MIA ceremony here Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. A non-stop reading of POW/MIA names began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and ended before the POW/MIA Ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)