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Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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May 2017

(Exhibit) The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies & Advocates

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In the late 1960s, POW/MIA wives bucked government protocol and challenged the traditional role of “military wife.” These courageous women led by Sybil Stockdale on the West Coast, Jane Denton, Louise Mulligan, and Phyllis Galanti on the East Coast and later Helene Knapp in the Interior West organized to form the National League of POW/MIA Families.  The women worked with Congress and the Nixon administration to demand accounting for their husbands and pursue their safe return after years of imprisonment and torture by the North Vietnamese.…

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