Air Force ROTC simulates POW camp!
Ramesh C. Reddy
Air Force ROTC simulated a POW camp as part of a
24-hour vigil to remember those who are Prisoners of War (POW’s) and those
Missing In Action (MIA’s)
The simulation was in recognition of Friday, Sept 19,
Molly Dinner, a Pitt junior and Air Force ROTC member
said, “Friday is National POW/MIA Day across the nation.”
Twelve members of the Air Force ROTC took part in the
vigil since Friday, midnight doing four hour shifts. In the simulation,
three members took part every four hrs.
One of them was the prisoner in a triangular prison
and two of them were guards.
Photo by Ramesh C. Reddy
Left to right: Guards Kristin Russell and Molly
Dinner guard prisoner Rick Dortch
Kristin Russell, a Pitt junior and Air Force ROTC
member was pleased with people’s responses because bystanders would ask
what they were doing and say something positive.
Rick Dortch, a 2nd year graduate student
and Air Force ROTC member role played the part of the prisoner.
“It definitely gives you time to think about what it
is like to be a POW in Vietnam and so on”, said Dortch.
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