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Everett Alvarez, Jr. Navy Commander (pilot)

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McCain was a POW during the Vietnam war.


See website: Prisoner-of-war Camp (there is a list of POW camps on this site)


During war, when fighting against recognized nations; POW=Prisoner of War. During the Vietnam War, US POWs wore striped prison uniforms.


Prisoners of War; nearly all were downed airmen (shot down US airmen) over North Vietnam.


I wore a POW bracelet with the name of a soldier missing on it.


Less than one thousand POWs. They were released in 1973.


Nearly 2,000 US servicemen were POW/MIA during the war.


Yes on both sides. Ps Vietnam was not a war it was a police action where any thing and any one was fair game.


Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, USN.


POW camps for Communist Prisoners of War were operated by the South Vietnamese Government, with US Military Policemen detailed to each POW camp. See site: Prisoner-of-war Camp.


I am looking to contact a family member of a POW in Vietnam? I have this person's POW bracelet and would like to get it to them. Diana dianaelliott1955@yahoo.com


Prisoner of War (POW) camps dotted North Vietnam (as they did in South Vietnam). The Hanoi Hilton was but one of them. It, like nearly all of the POW camps located in North Vietnam, contained shot down US airmen.


Less than 1,000 US POWs were returned to the US in 1973.


Approximately 600 US POW's were returned to the US in 1973.



Mccain does not have short arms because he was tortured when he was a POW in the Vietnam war. They are just short.



Prisoner of war camp FIRST


POW is a Prisoner of War. Americans who were POWs of the North Vietnamese were generally treated very poorly, with many instances of food and sleep deprivation, actual physical torture, and psychological stressing.


USN LT Alvarez was the first US POW of the war, and the first US pilot to be shot down over North Vietnam in '64. Both he and Senator McCain (also shot down) flew the US Navy's A4 Skyhawk in Vietnam. Approximately 362 Skyhawks were lost in the war, and was nick-named "Scooter" by it's airmen.


McCain served approximately 6 1/2 years in the war, of which about 6 years was as a POW.


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What war for the first? Communists won the war in Vietnam.


McCain was a POW for over 5 years in a Prisoner of War camp near the capital of Hanoi in North Vietnam. The POW camp was nicknamed, the "Hanoi Hilton."


Arizona Senator John McCain served during the Vietnam War and as a POW was a prisoner for five and a half years .



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