- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - A New York college student who helped search for missing American soldiers on a Pacific island last year will be a speaker at a POW-MIA ceremony on an upstate mountaintop.

The annual memorial service is being held Sunday afternoon on Prospect Mountain in the Adirondack village of Lake George.

Mackenzie Waterston of Glens Falls will speak about her experience working with a Japanese group searching for the remains of missing American soldiers on Saipan, scene of fierce fighting during World War II.

The 21-year-old military history and anthropology student at Pennsylvania’s Edinboro College spent 12 days last summer working at a battle site where hundreds of American soldiers were killed, wounded or listed as missing in action. Scores of them were New Yorkers.

Waterston is an intern at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs.

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