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[ICAS Special Program] Dialogue with Former US Prisoner of War (POW) in Japan and POW Family Members

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Date:
Time:
18:30 (Doors open at 18:00)
Speakers:
  • Henry Chamberlain (U.S. Air Force)
  • Doris Jean Pruitt (widow of Mr. Charles L. Pruitt, U.S. Navy)
  • Shirley Emerson Steele (widow of Mr. Charles Steele, U.S. Army)
  • John Whitehurst (son of Mr. Collin B. Whitehurst Jr., U.S. Army)
  • Joe Brown (son of Mr. Charles D. Brown, U.S. Army)
  • Mary Blaine (daughter of Mr. John J. McCorts, U.S. Army)
  • Caroline Burkhart (daughter of Mr. Thomas F. Burkhart, U.S. Army)
Venue:
Azabu Hall, Temple University, Japan Campus
The Parliament Student Lounge (1F)
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Language:
English
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。
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We are happy to invite you to a special event with a former American prisoner of war (POW) and six family members. They will be visiting Japan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of a cultural diplomacy program that started in 2010. The program, entitled “2017 The Japanese/POW Friendship Program”, seeks to promote a mutual understanding between the Japanese and American people by inviting former POWs, their family members, and caregivers to Japan as a gesture of reconciliation.

A former POW will share a story about his experience as prisoner in Japan during the War. Family members of other POWs will also be present to share the stories of their fathers and husbands.

It has been an honor for ICAS to host the American POWs and their families for seven consecutive years.

Speakers

Henry Chamberlain

U.S. Air Force

Doris Jean Pruitt

widow of Mr. Charles L. Pruitt, U.S. Navy

Shirley Emerson Steele

widow of Mr. Charles Steele, U.S. Army

John Whitehurst

son of Mr. Collin B. Whitehurst Jr., U.S. Army

Joe Brown

son of Mr. Charles D. Brown, U.S. Army

Mary Blaine

daughter of Mr. John J. McCorts, U.S. Army

Caroline Burkhart

daughter of Mr. Thomas F. Burkhart, U.S. Army