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This POW/MIA Recognition Day story highlights Army Air Corps Veteran Jim Fall, 99, who had to bail out when his plane was hit. He spent the next 11 months as a POW… with a broken leg.
Navy Veteran George Coker served as a bombardier before becoming a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
Martinsburg Army Veteran Donald “Dusty” Rhodes spent six months as a Prisoner of War before being sent to fight in the Battle of the Bulge.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Richard O’Kane, who served as a submarine commander and received a Medal of Honor during World War II.
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.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Ruby Bradley, a nurse captured as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during World War II.
World War II Veteran Joseph Demler became a Nazi prisoner of war and lived under miserable conditions. Even so, he remained positive throughout the experience.
Celebrities are accustomed to their faces on billboards and buses, but for retired Army Major Albert Hamilton, it was a bit overwhelming to see his image painted on a donated van dedicated to him.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Robert Frank Augur, who served during World War II and was a prisoner of war in the Philippines for 33 months.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Air Forces Veteran James R. Tipton, who was captured and held as a prisoner of war for 13 months during World War II.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Antonio Reyna, who served during World War II and survived the Bataan Death March.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Edgar L. Van Nuis, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and endured nearly four months as a prisoner of war.
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Last updated October 1, 2022
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