Ms. Shoshana Johnson will be at the National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville National Historic Site on Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. A second-generation Army Veteran, Ms. Johnson's convoy was ambushed in the city of an-Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She received a bullet wound to her ankle, causing injuries to both legs, and was captured along with several other members of her company as prisoners of war.
Specialist Johnson retired from the Army on an Honorable Discharge on Dec. 12, 2003. Since her retirement, she has earned two AA degrees from El Paso Community College and is now pursuing a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. The first black woman to be held as a POW in U.S. history, Johnson tells her story in the bestselling memoir, "I'm Still Standing: From Captured Soldier to Free Citizen-My Journey Home."
Hours of Operation
Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
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Admission Fee Free
Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Pets Accepted
Near Interstate Highway
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