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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In the News:
Shoshona Johnson, First Black Female POW, Speaks.

Shoshana Nyree Johnson knows she has everything to be grateful for.  At age 31 she is a veteran, a hero, and a survivor.  On March 23, 2003, one month after deploying to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, her unit was ambushed and a wounded Johnson, along with 11 other soldiers, was taken prisoner by Iraqi enemy forces.  In televised footage that aired internationally, Johnson was seen being held captive and questioned by an off camera reporter.

Johnson and six other prisoners of war were rescued several weeks later by U.S. Marine forces and returned home a hero on April 16th 2003.  Since her rescue, Johnson, who is the first Black American female POW,  has written a book outlining her experiences titled, I'm Still Standing: From U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen--My Journey Home (Touchstone 2010). 

Watch Shoshana speak with Matt Lauer in her Today Show interview.

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