Missing Man Table honors prisoners of war

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To honor prisoners of war and those missing in action, the Missing Man Table Presentation was held Wednesday at Old National Bank. 

It’s a somber yet enlightening remembrance of those fallen, missing, or imprisoned. Chapter 6 of Rolling Thunder of Indiana specifically honors each branch of service in their presentation. 

The table, also known as the Fallen Comrade Table, represents a similar look to how one would be set up in military dining facilities. The purpose is to teach the public about prisoners of war.  

“We have a team that will honor all branches of service: The Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard,” said Jack Miller. “In our presentation, we do not pick out any one person, we want to honor everybody in that branch of service. So, that’s the way we conduct our presentations out there.”

Rolling Thunder say they have performed this specific presentation from everywhere between Indiana and Georgia. 

“The fact that we have 83,000 MIAs from world war II to present day.” Miller said, “To put that into perspective you have 83000 families that go to bed every night not knowing where their loved ones are. Whether they are MIA, killed in action, taken or whatever. They just don’t know “

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(This story was originally published November 8, 2017)

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