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Where can you find the names of American prisoners in the Vietnam War?

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April 25, 2006 5:36AM

Unfortuantely you can't because at the end of the war the Vietnam Government denied there were any POWs. It was said by some that the Vietcong moved the POWs weekly from one rice patty to another. By the time the American Government withdrew their troops out of Vietnam it was difficult to get back in to find any POWs. It has been told that there were some vets who did try to find POWs (secret missions), but as I said before, the Vietcong moved any possible POWs often and none were ever found. I believe there were POWs. Marcy

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i dont know but if you look in wikipedia you might find the answer

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