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Milwaukee Record: On The Record #142: ‘Sijan’ With Janine Sijan Rozina

  • October 22, 2018
Milwaukee Record: On The Record #142: ‘Sijan’ With Janine Sijan Rozina

Half a century after his death in a North Vietnamese prison camp following horrific injuries, unimaginable hardship, and unspeakable torture, United States Air Force Captain Lance P. Sijan’s name and heroics are still as remarkable and important as they were in 1968. For those who knew the Milwaukee native and Medal of Honor recipient during his brief-but-brilliant life, the love and legacy he left behind are just as special as his bravery in battle. Thanks to the tireless efforts of his little sister, Lance’s life, his accomplishments, his courage, his resilience, and his message all live...

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‘Sijan’ Documentary Gives Audiences The Full Message & Voice Of A Milwaukee Hero

  • October 22, 2018

We’ve recalled the story of Lance Sijan on Lake Effect before. Sijan was a Milwaukee native and an Air Force fighter pilot in Vietnam. His plane crashed over Laos, and he survived for more than a month in the wilderness before being captured. He was tortured in a prisoner-of-war camp before he died in 1968. Sijan was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. His sister, Janine Sijan Rozina, has been working for decades to preserve and honor her brother’s legacy. Her work has included a novel, the relocation of a Phantom Jet in his honor, and her latest effort — a documentary about Lance...

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Sunday Morning Spotlight: Lance Sijan Story Comes to the Big Screen

  • October 22, 2018
Sunday Morning Spotlight: Lance Sijan Story Comes to the Big Screen

A Milwaukee war hero is coming to the big screen. Sijan, a documentary recounting the life of Bay View native and Air Force Captain Lance Peter Sijan, whose actions in Vietnam made him the only Air Force Academy graduate awarded the Medal of Honor in U.S. history, will debut this week at the Milwaukee Film Festival. The film is the result of more than 10 years of hard work for local filmmaker Tim Seymour and Lance’s sister Janine Sijan Rozina, who produced the documentary. On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Tim Seymour and Janine Sijan Rozina discussed the importance of sharing Lance’s story...

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