Speaker: Clarise Soper, CG®️
A key part of the mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is to fully account for the more than 72,000 missing and unaccounted-for US personnel from World War II—for their families and for our nation. Board-Certified Genealogist Clarise Soper will focus on the genealogist’s role in assisting the US Army Past Conflict Repatriation Branch in its mission to return the remains of WWII soldiers to their families.
Clarise Soper, CG®️, has been conducting genealogical research for over 30 years and is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.®️ She specializes in research as well as forensic and genetic genealogy in the states of Mississippi and Alabama. Clarise, a published author, frequently gives presentations at genealogical and historical societies on various topics. She currently works full-time assisting the US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch by researching WWII soldiers’ families for repatriation purposes.
This Lunchbox Lecture is free and open to the public to attend in The National WWII Museum’s Karen H. Bechtel and William M. Osborne III Media Auditorium. For those unable to make it to the Museum’s campus, the lecture will also be livestreamed on Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube, and will be available as a recording after the fact on both platforms.
For additional information, please email Maggie Hartley, EdD, Director of Public Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is proudly sponsored by AARP Louisiana.