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News | April 24, 2014

Media Advisory: DIA Hosts Colonel James N. Rowe Building Dedication Ceremony

By DIA Public Affairs

WHAT: Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn will host a building dedication ceremony to honor U.S. Army Colonel James Nicholas Rowe at 10:30 a.m. May 2 at DIA Field Support Activity Rivanna Station.

Colonel Rowe was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years, after which he served with intelligence agencies and became involved in the nearly decade-long program to penetrate the New People’s Army, the communist insurgency that threatened the Philippine government. Colonel Rowe was killed April 21, 1989, in the Philippines when his vehicle came under fire by the New People’s Army.  

WHEN: Friday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. Media should arrive between 9:30 – 10 a.m.  

WHERE: DIA Field Support Activity Rivanna Station Charlottesville, Virginia  

Media members interested in attending must RSVP no later than April 28 at 9 a.m. to Defense Intelligence Agency Public Affairs at Include individual name(s) of attendees, media affiliation, vehicle information and the requested recording equipment to be used.