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SBD 1 Remembers POW/MIA

Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Ed Beck, World War two veteran and Former prisoner of war, speaks during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA remembrance ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2022.  In 1944, During the Battle of the Bulge, Beck was a Browning Automatic rifle gunner in the 106th Infantry Division, 422nd Regiment. One night, Beck’s group found themselves surrounded by German soldiers near the city of Prum, Germany. After a short, small-arms battle, the division was forced to surrender and were taken as prisoners. Beck and 19 other Americans were sent to a prison camp near Oschatz, Germany, a trip that took nearly five days both on foot and by train to reach. After spending nearly six months as a prisoner of war, Beck eventually escaped the camp and found his way back to U.S. control. He then made his way home and served in the Korean War several years later. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Edwin Beck, World War II veteran and former prisoner of war, speaks during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA remembrance ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2022. Beck, and 19 other Americans assigned to the 106th Infantry Division, 422nd Regiment, were captured by German soldiers on Dec. 19, 1944, during Battle of the Bulge. He spent nearly six months as a POW in Stalag IV G near Oschatz, Germany, before escaping during a guard shift change. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

U.S. Space Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, speaks during the SBD 1 POW/MIA reveille ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 12, 2022.  During the ceremony Hanson spoke on the significance of service and commitment to the nation's prisoners of war and those missing in action (U.S. Space Force Photo by Dennis Rogers)

U.S. Space Force Col. David Hanson, Space Base Delta 1 commander, speaks during the SBD 1 POW/MIA reveille ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 12, 2022. During the ceremony Hanson spoke on the significance of service and commitment to the nation's prisoners of war and those missing in action (U.S. Space Force Photo by Dennis Rogers)

Space Base Delta 1 Airmen and Guardians stand in formation during the SBD 1 POW/MIA reveille ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 12, 2022. The reveille ceremony is the first event to be held on the base in observance of the 2022 POW/MIA Remembrance Week. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Tiana Williams)

Space Base Delta 1 Airmen and Guardians stand in formation during the SBD 1 POW/MIA reveille ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 12, 2022. The reveille ceremony was the first event to be held on the base in observance of the 2022 POW/MIA Remembrance Week. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Tiana Williams)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Bray, 21st Comptroller Squadron finical analyst supervisor, left, and U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Kayla Scarberry, 21st CPTS budget analyst, read the number of American prisoners of war and those missing in action from each state before the Space Base Delta 1 24-hour POW/MIA Remembrance Run at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2022. at present, more than 81,500 Americans remain missing from World War two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Gulf Wars/other conflicts. Out of the more than 81,500 missing, 75% of the losses are located in the Indo-Pacific, and over 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards.)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Bray, 21st Comptroller Squadron finical analyst supervisor, left, and U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Kayla Scarberry, 21st CPTS budget analyst, read the number of American prisoners of war and those missing in action from each state before the Space Base Delta 1 24-hour POW/MIA Remembrance Run at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2022. at present, more than 81,500 Americans remain missing from World War two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Gulf Wars/other conflicts. Out of the more than 81,500 missing, 75% of the losses are located in the Indo-Pacific, and over 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards.)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Vicars, 21st Medical Group senior enlisted leader, left, U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Fulton, Space Systems Command Swiss Strategic Warning and Satellite Surveillance project manager, middle, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Benjamin Paxson, Space Systems Command Detachment 5 senior enlisted leader, right,  run laps with the POW/MIA flag during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA 24-hour Remembrance Run at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2022. The 24-hour run was one of several events for the 2022 POW/MIA Remembrance Week at Peterson SFB, Sept. 12-16, 2022. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Vicars, 21st Medical Group senior enlisted leader, left, U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Fulton, Space Systems Command Swiss Strategic Warning and Satellite Surveillance project manager, middle, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Benjamin Paxson, Space Systems Command Detachment 5 senior enlisted leader, right, run laps with the POW/MIA flag during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA 24-hour Remembrance Run at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2022. The 24-hour run was one of several events for the 2022 POW/MIA Remembrance Week at Peterson SFB, Sept. 12-16, 2022. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

Members of the High Frontier Honor Guard lower the U.S. Flag during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 16, 2022. The retreat ceremony was the final event of the 2022 POW/MIA Remembrance Week.  (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards.)

Members of the High Frontier Honor Guard lower the U.S. Flag during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 16, 2022. The retreat ceremony was the final event of the 2022 POW/MIA Remembrance Week. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards.)

Members of the High Frontier Honor Guard fold the U.S. Flag during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 16, 2022. Honor Guard members fold the flag in a triangle pattern 13 times to represent the original 13 U.S. colonies, displaying only blue with white stars when completed. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards.)

Members of the High Frontier Honor Guard fold the U.S. Flag during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 16, 2022. Honor Guard members fold the flag in a triangle pattern 13 times to represent the original 13 U.S. colonies, displaying only blue with white stars when completed. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards.)

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Edwin Beck, World War II veteran and former prisoner of war, speaks during the Space Base Delta 1 POW/MIA remembrance ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2022. Beck, and 19 other Americans assigned to the 106th Infantry Division, 422nd Regiment, were captured by German soldiers on Dec. 19, 1944, during Battle of the Bulge. He spent nearly six months as a POW in Stalag IV G near Oschatz, Germany, before escaping during a guard shift change. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

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