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Never Forgotten: South Korean POWs Still Held in North Korea
Date and Time:
July 13, 2021 12:30 pm ~ July 13, 2021 02:00 pm
David Maxwell, Amanda Mortwedt Oh, Rosa Park, Skip Vincenzo, and Greg Scarlatoiu
Host Organization:




Family Members of ROK POWs

Colonel David Maxwell
Board Member, HRNK
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Colonel (RET), U.S. Army

Amanda Mortwedt Oh
Human Rights Attorney, HRNK

Rosa Park
Director of Programs and Editor, HRNK

Greg Scarlatoiu
Executive Director, HRNK

Fredrick (Skip) Vincenzo
Visiting Senior US Naval Special Warfare Fellow, Atlantic Council

HRNK will feature a discussion on the fate of South Korean POWs whom North Korea never returned to their hometowns and families after the July 27, 1953 armistice. Subjected to forced labor and relegated to a very low "Category 43" Songbun status for almost seven decades, dozens of them are still being held captive in the North to this day. HRNK's Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Mortwedt Oh, and Rosa Park will be joined by HRNK Board Member U.S. Army COL (RET) David Maxwell (Foundation for the Defense of Democracies) and U.S. Navy SEAL Commander (RET) Frederick (Skip) Vincenzo (Atlantic Council), together with family members of ROK POWs held in the North. 

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Please email Rosa Park, HRNK Director of Programs and Editor, at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

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