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ADBC-MS Statement on Obama's Trip

25 May, Updated Press Release re: POW, Dan Crowley

Press Release re: POW, Dan Crowley, Trip to Hiroshima

POWs Letter to President Obama re: Hiroshima Trip

Widows Letter to First Lady, Michelle Obama re: Hiroshima Trip

Statement about President Obama's Upcoming Visit to Hiroshima

A Joint Opinion Editorial Regarding President Obama's Visit to Hiroshima

2016 Congressional Statement submitted by Jan Thompson

Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House

National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 18, 2015

Mitsubishi Apology

UNESCO letter re: World Heritage Site in Japan

Mitsubishi Materials Apololgy:

Statement of James T. Murphy, re: Apology

Statement of James Nelson, re: Apology

Statement of Jan Thompson, re: Apology

President George H. W. Bush had planned to join the former members of the ADBC at our 2011 Convention banquet in Pittsburgh, but was unable to attend. He sent the following letter to be read at the convention.

2011 Letter from President George H.W. Bush

The letters below were prearranged by the DG Board on behalf of the entire organization. These letters were read at the banquet at the 2008 Louisville Convention by in-coming President Jan Thompson. At the end of the banquet all former POWs in attendance received their own copies.

2008 Letter from President George H.W. Bush

2008 Letter from President Jimmy Carter

2008 Letter from Senator Bob Dole

On April 11, 2014, Jan Thompson sent a letter to President Obama regarding the visitation program and attaching the Statement to the House & Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees.

2014 Letter to President Barack Obama

On January 22, 2014, the ADBC Board sent two letters: one to Vice President Joe Biden regarding how Japan addresses its responsibilities toward the American POWs; and the second to Ambassador Caroline Kennedy thanking her for the statement she made regarding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine.

2014 Letter to Vice-President Joe Biden

2014 Letter to Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

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