I will be presenting, Stories of the Lost, Saturday, November 11, 1:30 p.m. – Note: This program is not suitable for children.
This program is being held at the Nordlof Center, 118 N Main St, Rockford, IL, as part of the Rockford Library Programming.
What happened to our soldiers, sailors, and Marines who died in World War II? What policies and procedures were, and were not, in place to handle our valiant dead? Who took care of these men and women who were killed? Why and how did some soldiers return to the United States, while others still sleep overseas? Why are some still considered Missing In Action or unrecoverable?
In this engaging and informative presentation, Jennifer shares:
- A trip through time, exploring the service history of James Privoznik, who was Killed In Action 11 January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge.
- Discuss the history of the Graves Registration Service and their job during and after World War II.
- Show and teach you what the IDPF (Individual Deceased Personnel File) is, and how it can help you reconstruct service, and understand what happened to your deceased soldier.
- Learn why records and personal effects may not exist.
- Resources for the Prisoners, the Missing, and the Dead.
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