Date: February 22nd, 2023
Time: Registration: 11:30 am | Luncheon: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: Members: Free | Non-Members: $40
Speaker: Dr. Michael Flueckiger
Dr. Michael Flueckiger, retired emergency medicine doctor was the medical director of Phoenix Air, a company that specializes in medical evacuations, traveled to North Korea to rescue Otto Warmbier. Warmbier was an American student that was arrested and tortured for stealing a propaganda poster from a hotel.
North Korean authorities sentenced Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor. What happened to him after that isn't clear. He remained imprisoned for 17 months before he was flown home to Cincinnati for medical treatment. By then, doctors said Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury. Warmbier, 22, died just days after being returned to the U.S.