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Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event

  • April 25, 2019
Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented eight Airmen with the 2017 and 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award April 17, 2019, at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes in Arlington. The award was named in honor of the first Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor for his bravery and courage while evading capture and during his subsequent captivity as a prisoner of war after being shot down over Vietnam Nov. 9, 1967. The 2018 award recipients: Lt. Col. Martin O’Brien, 1st Lt. Jason Quadros, Master Sgt. Robert Perz and Master Sgt. Veronica Babauta, alongside the 2017...

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SIJAN – Documentary Screening at EAA – July 23rd, 2:30 PM

  • April 25, 2019
SIJAN – Documentary Screening at EAA – July 23rd, 2:30 PM

SIJAN Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Location: Skyscape Theater Presenter: Janine Sijan-Rozina This feature length documentary film is the inspired life story of Captain Lance P. Sijan, Medal of Honor recipient, who's aircraft went down during the US-Vietnam War, leaving him alone in the jungle to face insurmountable odds; determined to find his way home. In a time when honor and integrity are fading from the public dialogue, and individual pursuit and gain is attempting to replace family, commitment and community, this is a story that must be told. For more information, click...

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War Memorial Film Screening of SIJAN: A Quest for Freedom

  • April 25, 2019
War Memorial Film Screening of SIJAN: A Quest for Freedom

SIJAN, the feature-length film tells the unbelievable but true story of Captain Lance P. Sijan, Milwaukeean, Air Force pilot and Medal of Honor recipient. At the age of 25, Sijan ejected from a disabled aircraft over Laos during the Vietnam War on Nov. 9, 1967. Severely injured, Sijan survived without food or water for 45 days in the jungle until he was eventually captured. Sijan’s story of resilience, valor and love is told by his sister Janine Sijan Rozina, who co-wrote/directed/produced the film. After the film, Janine Sijan Rozina will speak about the film and her brother’s legacy. This...

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May 4, 9 am-11:30 pm: Captain Lance P. Sijan Memorial Tour

  • April 4, 2019
May 4, 9 am-11:30 pm: Captain Lance P. Sijan Memorial Tour

Presented by Bay View High School and sponsored by the War Memorial Center. Tours start/end at BVHS. This all-ages, 2-hour tour is open to the public and includes spots in Bay View and Milwaukee that are connected to Medal of Honor recipient Lance Sijan, a third-generation Bay View resident who died in a POW camp during the Vietnam War. Tour prices start at $25 and all proceeds will go toward the Bay View High School Captain Lance P. Sijan Memorial Scholarship. Ticket prices, full list of stops, FAQs, more info and registration here.

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