U.S. Veteran Vickie Riggan in a photo provided to the Albert Gore Research Center at MTSU
Credit Gore Center
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —Gov. Bill Haslam has declared this Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Week in Tennessee.
The governor notes that more than 200 Tennesseans are still missing in action since World War II. No one is sure just how many Tennesseans are former Prisoners of War.
The U.S. Veteran's Administration says that World War II era vets are now dying at the rate of more than 700 a day. To ensure that their stories are preserved, researchers at Middle Tennessee State University have been conducting oral history interviews with vets for several years.