The Vietnam government would have Americans believed that there were no POWs left behind, but indeed there were. Special American Missions (very risky) were sent over to free POWs, but the Vietcong moved them from one place to the other so quickly few were found and most after being tortured or starved probably died. If a few managed to survive they would have either been brain-washed or so use to the conditions in which they lived they stayed in Vietnam. There were a few POWs who made it and they had actually forgotten how to speak English. No one really knows who the last POW was. Both the American and Vietnam Governments cease to admit there are any POWs left. Marcy
McCain was a POW during the Vietnam war.
Everett Alvarez, Jr. Navy Commander (pilot)
See website: Prisoner-of-war Camp (there is a list of POW camps on this site)
The Civil War was the first, Vietnam was the last.
The US Civil War was the first, the Vietnam War was the last.
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.
First, US Civil War; Last, Vietnam War.
I wore a POW bracelet with the name of a soldier missing on it.
Less than one thousand POWs. They were released in 1973.
There is no record of any member of any service with the last name "Holloway" on the official U.S. Government POW/MIA lists for Vietnam, Korea, or the Cold War. Impersonating a POW is a serious offense, as is impersonating any veteran, especially a decorated one.
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.
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.
MIA/POW approximately 2,000.
The first US draft was the US Civil War. The last US draft was the Vietnam War.
Mccain does not have short arms because he was tortured when he was a POW in the Vietnam war. They are just short.
Nearly 2,000 men were MIA/POW.
The first US draft was during the US Civil War (1861-1865); the last US draft was during the Vietnam War (1961-1975).
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.