Ga. Southwestern, Andersonville National Historic site to honor POW/MIA with Sept. 14 Convocation
AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Andersonville National Historic Site will host the 11th annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Convocation at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 in GSW’s Student Success Center. Derek R. Mallett, Ph.D., will be the speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
The convocation is in conjunction with the POW/MIA Recognition Day events, which honor service members who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. Recognition Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 16. The weekend will also honor former POWs and the families of those still MIA with The Ride Home event. The final schedule will be available soon at www.theridehome.com.
Mallett, who is currently an assistant professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Gordon, spent three years as a research historian for the former Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He has 15 years of teaching experience and has taught courses in American history, world history, military history, and Asian civilizations at institutions ranging from high school and community colleges to state universities and the professional military education system. Mallett’s research interests focus o World War II and the early Cold War and prisoner of war studies.
For more information on these events, visit www.nps.gov/ande/planyourvisit/powmiarecognition.htm.