In honor of National MIA/POW Recognition Day (September 16th)
It was March 11, 1968 when Ann Holland’s husband, Melvin Holland, went missing on a secret mission in Laos. At age 28 with 5 small children ages 4 to 10 years, Ann’s world was changed forever. Come hear her moving story.When: Thursday September 15th, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven Guest Presenter: Ann Holland
“One of the Vietnam War’s most closely guarded secrets — a highly classified U.S. radar base in the mountains of neutral Laos — led to the disappearance of a small group of elite military personnel, a loss never fully acknowledged by the American government.
Now, thirty years later, one book recounts the harrowing story — and offers some measure of closure on this decades-old mystery. … The wives of the eleven servicemen were warned in no uncertain terms never to discuss the truth about their husbands. But one wife, Ann Holland, refused to remain silent.”