FORT HOOD - Prisoners of war (POW) and soldiers missing in action were honored at ceremonies around the country Friday including here in Central Texas at Fort Hood. The ceremony held outside of the Darnell Army Medical Center was aimed at helping impacted families know someone is still fighting to bring their loved one home.
With the reading of a name and a ring of a bell those at Fort Hood paused to remember those missing Americans.Many placed a wreath or sung a tune for the victims and their families. However for wives and daughters of ex POW's the memories of their loved ones horrific capture is still fresh.
"He was captured on the Rapido River in North Italy which is close to the Swiss border, they put him in a box" says Laura Lisenbe, widow of an ex POW.