POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 21, 2018
National POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Recognition Day is September 21 (annually the third Friday in September) and I thought this would be a great opportunity to provide some of the history on the flag you may have seen featuring a silhouette of an individual before a guard tower and barbed wire in white on a black field with the words “You Are Not Forgotten”.
As a 2012 graduate of the Electrical Power Distribution (EPD) program, Gordon Gossink has found himself unexpectedly back at Moraine Park. He is happy to be back, he is happy to be alive. On August 24, 2017, working as an Apprentice Lineman, he and his foreman were removing grounds to energize a new line. At 80 feet above the ground, he had just finished the routine task of removing the first line. When beginning to remove the second ground, he was struck by 20,000 volts of electricity.