The Annual POW/MIA luncheon, hosted jointly by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the Pensacola Navy League, is a compelling and moving speaker series luncheon, typically featuring a former Prisoner of War veteran or family member. The POW/MIA luncheon is held in the Fall at the Pensacola Yacht Club.
Guest speaker was Ellen Vinson, a retired Escambia County Social studies teacher and local jazz singer. Ellen is on a mission to retrieve the remains of her mother’s first husband, Army Air Corps pilot John L. “Blackie” Porter III.
Ellen’s goal is to persuade the United States government to take action and bring the remains home. “Blackie’s Gang” is credited with rescuing more than 120 United States military personnel from more than fifty crash sites.
See galleries from previous years: 2017