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."