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Exhibit: Missing, Then Action: An Army Wife Speaks out

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June 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - January 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

exhibit banner. Missing, then action; an army wife speaks out. Opens June 14 2022

In June 1965, Kansan Kathleen Johnson received word that her husband, U.S. Army Major Bruce Johnson was missing.

For four years, she waited—then, she sought answers for her three young children. This is her story of love, loss, waiting – and action.

Kathleen Johnson of Salina, Kansas was a founding member of the National League of Families of Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. These brave military wives from across the country spoke out, against government policy, to seek recognition, answers, and accounting for their prisoner of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) husbands during Vietnam. Some national leaders, including Senator Bob Dole, became fervent advocates for them in the halls of the U.S. government.

This special exhibit is made possible by ITC Great Plains.

 

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Start:
June 14 @ 12:00 pm
End:
January 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Organizer

Dole Institute of Politics
Phone:
785-864-4900
Email:
doleinstitute@ku.edu
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Venue

Elizabeth Dole Gallery & Reading Room
2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, 66045 United States
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Phone:
7858644900
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