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Veterans who evaded capture in wars hold reunion in Tampa

TAMPA — The Air Force Escape and Evasion Society is inviting the public to meet and talk to members of the group who are in Tampa for the group's annual reunion.

The free event will be held at the Treasure Island West Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza-Tampa Westshore hotel, 5303 W Kennedy Blvd. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

The group's membership includes U.S. airmen from a variety of conflicts, including World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, who were shot down or parachuted into enemy territory and evaded capture. The group also includes those who escaped enemy captivity or civilians who helped them.

No presentations are planned, but the veterans and several of their helpers are expected to have photographs the public can view. The society is a nonprofit organization and not part of the Air Force.

Veterans who evaded capture in wars hold reunion in Tampa 05/09/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:12pm]
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