POW/MIA story really has legs

To the editor:

I want to thank Warren Scott for his coverage of POW/MIA day at the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum (“Brooke library scene of remembrance for missing prisoners,” Sept. 21.)

His story went around the world in a short amount of time. I had received an e-mail the morning of POW/MIA day from an organization in Washington, D.C., called American POWs of Japan research project of Asia Policy Point reminding everyone that it was POW/MIA day. I said, I knew and that the Brooke County Library was having a program. They put a story up about the presentation and included links to Warren’s story. They also sent it on to another organization, which is translated into Japanese on the nonprofit site U.S.-Japan Dialogue on POWs and it appeared in their news section.

Next, I get an e-mail from someone in Japan who said she got the story from another researcher in Oregon. Lastly, I got a call from an author and lawyer from California who wrote a book called “Soldier Slaves” about legislation to help the POWs get money for their labor for Japan during the war. He wants to come speak at the museum and is donating 500 copies of his book and 500 DVDs that the museum can sell to help with funding the museum.

Warren is a great journalist and I want to thank him and the paper for covering our ADBC museum. It really makes a difference. Plus, Warren Scott interacts with the people in the communities and is an all-around great guy.

Jane Kraina

ADBC Museum Coordinator