• William “Bill” Clayton Overmier: Overcomer

    In May 1942, National Guardsman William “Bill” Clayton Overmier was captured and sent to a Japanese prisoner of war camp. For the next three years, Overmier remained at the camp until its liberation by American troops.

  • America250: Army Veteran James N. Rowe

    This week’s America250 salute is Army Veteran James N. Rowe, a POW who escaped captivity in Vietnam and helped develop SERE tactics.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Wreford Goss Chapple

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Wreford Goss Chapple, who served as a naval submariner throughout World War II and fought in defense of the Philippines.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Ernest Boyd Hunter Jr.

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Ernest Boyd Hunter Jr., who served in the 78th Infantry Division (“Lightning Division”) during World War II and was a prisoner of war.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay U.S. Army Air Forces Veteran Charles J. Loring Jr.

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is U.S. Army Air Forces Veteran Charles J. Loring Jr., who served as a fighter pilot during World War II and the Korean War.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Jimmie Kanaya

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Jimmie Kanaya. Kanaya served as a medic during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  • Emil Joseph Kapaun: American Hero

    Emil Joseph Kapaun served in WWII and the Korean War as an Army Captain and Catholic priest. During the Korean War, he was captured and died as a prisoner of war.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran Vermont Garrison

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Vermont Garrison. Garrison served as an aviator during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Ruby Bradley

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Ruby Bradley, a nurse captured as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during World War II.

  • Robert Shumaker: An extended stay at the Hanoi Hilton

    Navy Veteran Robert Shumaker served during the Vietnam War. He was captured by North Vietnamese forces and held as a prisoner of war for eight years.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Joseph Charles Plumb Jr.

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Joseph Charles Plumb Jr., who served as a pilot during Vietnam and was captured as a POW.

  • Army Veteran, 98, honored on POW/MIA Day

    Gulf Coast VA honors Dayton Shell, held as a POW after his unit was forced to surrender to German forces in France in 1944.

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