By Sam Johnson,Jan Winebrenner,Rod Keitz
Col. Samuel R. Johnson, U.S. Air strength, was once shot down in April, 1966, whereas flying his twenty-fifth undertaking over North Vietnam. almost immediately after his trap and imprisonment within the notorious Hanoi Hilton, Colonel Johnson was once classified a diehard through his enemies. His artistic and cutting edge resistance of criminal authority earned him banishment to the high-security legal unit the place, unknown to U.S. army intelligence, Ho Chi Minh stored the 11 prisoners believed to be a significant hazard to his battle efforts. for 2 years Johnson and the opposite ten persevered leg irons, malnutrition, and appallingly primitive stipulations whereas imprisoned in tiny compartments in-built the earthen-walled facility dug out of the heart courtyard of North Vietnam's Ministry of protection in downtown Hanoi.
Captive Warriors is the tale of Alcatraz, the place braveness and humor thrived amid the insanity. it's the tale of Colonel Johnson's seven-year conflict for his lifestyles, limbs, and sanity. it's the tale of the loads of captured warriors--American POWs--whose lives lay within the palms of indignant and vengeful North Vietnamese captors. The publication additionally chronicles America's trek into political confusion and chaos in the course of the process the Vietnam battle.
More than a narrative, Captive Warriors is a tribute to all of the American prisoners of battle who, with no good thing about the normal guns of struggle, waged day-by-day battles opposed to an insidious enemy disdainful of the necessities of the Geneva Conventions and who, in spite of everything, turned the ultimate pawn within the peace payment that ended the longest struggle in American history.
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Captive Warriors: A Vietnam POW's Story (Texas A & M University Military History Series 23) by Sam Johnson,Jan Winebrenner,Rod Keitz