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Returning POW’s


Operation Homecoming - The National Endowment for the Arts created Operation Homecoming in 2004 to help U.S. troops and their families write about their wartime experiences. Through this program, some of America’s most distinguished writers have conducted workshops at military installations and contributed to educational resources to help the troops and their families share their stories. 

C141 Heaven  -  Dave Grant, an ever-reliable source of information about the C-141 has provided this list of all the Operation Homecoming missions returning the first POW’s from Hanoi.

Return With Honor  -  "Return with Honor" is the story of American fighter pilots held as prisoners of war in North Vietnam. Told by the men themselves, the film is "a major shift in the screen image of the Vietnam veteran," according to the New York Times. More than 20 veterans describe their captivity and their struggle to survive mentally and physically, and return with honor. Their moving accounts are combined with archival footage from Vietnam and the United States to create an inspiring tale of personal heroism.

Vietnam POW Escapes and Attempts  -  This list includes over 90 escape attempts, at least 20 of which took place in North Vietnam, 5 of them in Hanoi itself. There were American POWs who made multiple escape attempts. ** This link will automatically download the handbook to your PC in PDF format if it doesn’t show in your browser. Should this be the case check your download location for the document. **

POWs in American History: A Synopsis  This is a synopsis of our nation’s POW’s in all wars, done by the National Park Service at the Andersonville National Park (better known as Ft. Sumter). Camp Sumter, commonly called Andersonville, was one of the largest military prisons established by the Confederacy during the Civil War. In existence for 14 months, over 45,000 Union soldiers were confined at the prison. Of these, almost 13,000 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, and exposure to the elements.

THE PEACE ACCORDS (1973) AND RELEASE OF POWs  -  Study Module for Online Course, Fall 1999  prepared in Summer 1999 by Dr. Ernest Bolt and Amanda Garrett, University of Richmond graduate student in History. This online module is part of a course development project of the Associated Colleges of the South. The course at Centenary College is English 315: The American Experience in Vietnam. At the University of Richmond, it is History 398: The Vietnam Experience. At Rollins College, the course is Political Science 393: The Vietnam Experience.

HISTORY 398: Special Topics: The Vietnam Experience  Online history courses of the Vietnam War through the University of Richmond.


          Home at Last  -  Detroit Free Press  - At Peace After 41 years. Michigan servicemen finally laid to rest.

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