Unforgettable Faces: Drawings of American Prisoners of War and Men Missing in Action in Southeast Asia

In March of 1971, Shary Aument began a one-year self-funded project to create a series of 100 drawings from a picture provided by close family members of American GIs imprisoned or lost in Southeast Asia. In response to Shary’s request, the families sent a description of their loved one. The drawings represented Ms. Augment’s prayers for the person’s safe return and subsequently each young man she had never met became a part of her life. In 1972, Shary Aument published a book, Unforgettable Faces, with all the drawings and letters. Additionally, she held exhibitions of the drawings in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and many state capitals with the sole intention of trying to bring worldwide attention to the plight of these men.

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