Air Force & Hanoi Hilton

An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. Hỏa Lò Prison, later sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the Hanoi Hilton , was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. 5.0/5

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The POWS from Vietnam were released from their cages and were home in 2 days. Why isn't Bergdahl home yet when some of the Vietnam vets were carried on their planes on stretchers and arrived home 2 days later, after ONE medical stop? Operation Homecoming for Vietnam POWs Marks 40 Years By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 – Forty years ago today, a C-141A Starlifter transport jet with a distinctive red cross on its tail lifted off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, and the first flight of 40 U.S. prisoners of war began their journey home through Operation Homecoming. Click photo for screen-resolution image Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973, during Operation Homecoming. The mission included 54 C-141 flights between Feb. 12 and April 4, 1973, returning 591 POWs to American soil. U.S. Air Force photo (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. By the day’s end, thre ...
The next time you see a flag, I hope you will remember Mike Christian, as I have since I learned his story many years ago, The following is from a speech by NAM POW/Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Leo Thorness. Mike Christian died in a fire at home in 1983. He loved his country and his flag. . It's a little long, but if you read it, you probably will never forget Mike Christian. "You've probably seen the bumper sticker somewhere along the road. It depicts an American Flag, accompanied by the words "These colors don't run." I'm always glad to see this, because it reminds me of an incident from my confinement in North Vietnam at the Hao Lo POW Camp, or the "Hanoi Hilton," as it became known. Then a Major in the U.S. Air Force, I had been captured and imprisoned from 1967-1973. Our treatment had been frequently brutal. After three years, however, the beatings and torture became less frequent. During the last year, we were allowed outside most days for a couple of minutes to bathe. We showered by ...
James Kasler died this week. Today few people remember him but he was one of the USA's greatest heroes: He flew 8 missions as a tailgunner on a B-29 in WW2, 100 combat missions as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, and 91 combat missions as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. He received numerous honors including Air Force Cross (3), Silver Star (2), Legion of Merit (1), Distinguished Flying Cross (9), Bronze Star (2), Purple Heart (2), Air Medal (11). He received a total of 76 awards and was an Ace in both Korea and Vietnam. After being shot down over Hanoi he spent 2 years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison. He is one of the best fighter pilots in the history of the Air Force.
by Brian Shreve Robins Public Affairs 3/21/2014 - ROBINS Air Force Base, Ga. -- When Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness is asked how his longtime friendship with Sen. John Mccain began, he remembers the circumstances all too vividly. "People ask how I met him, and I tell them 'No, John met me because I was there first," he said. And the "there" Thorsness - retired Air Force pilot, Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor recipient - is referring to couldn't be farther from the halls of the U.S. Capitol. The year was 1967, and the there was Hoa Lo Prison, known more infamously as the Hanoi Hilton. As prisoners of war at Vietnam's most notorious confinement, the two men, along with several others, learned the true meaning of the word endurance. Thorsness shared his story of service, patriotism and survival at the Museum of Aviation March 12 during a discussion with local educators as part of the Medal of Honor Foundation's Character Development Program. "I don't know if I'd call myself a hero," he said. "We were just in the ...
Over the past week or so the news media has informed us of the deaths of no less than four Hollywood celebrities who were deserving of their recognition for the entertainment they gave to the American public during their careers. Now I find myself wondering if I fell asleep during the 6:00 news tonight or did the media just forget to mention the death of an 83 year old gentleman from a small town in Miss. called Hattiesburg who died after battling Parkinson's Disease for twenty years. This man was probably never seen on the silver screen or even on any television show or even a commercial. He does not have a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and many Americans have never even heard the name Colonel George Robert Hall. Those who have know that he served his country in the US Air Force and that his plane was shot down in Viet Nam in 1965. He was captured and tortured by the Viet Cong and held prisoner at the Hanoi Hilton and other POW camps in and around Hanoi for seven and a half years. Say what you will ...
"I spent 11 months at the Hanoi Hilton and it was really a crappy assignment...the wine list was bad, room service was bad..." Listening to a first-hand Air Force legend.
Learning to Fly Dear Chris, Wellington, KS 1964-1966 "Tongue-tied, twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I" - Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd - That song has always seemed to fit me so well. I think that I'd always wanted to fly. My uncle was pilot in the U.S. Air Force and then the Kansas Air National Guard. I got to sit in the cockpit of an F-84 when I was about 5. I was hooked from that moment on. Not long after I saw the movie "The Hunters" with Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner and I knew I wanted to be a fighter pilot. I found an Air Force oxygen mask at an army surplus store for $1 when I was nine. My mother's wrap-around sunglasses and a football helmet and I was set. My grandmother whipped up some straps so I could attach the oxygen mask to the helmet. I sat in front of the mirror for hours and played fighter pilot. I must have flow at least 5,000 imaginary hours in front of that mirror and I had more kills than the Red Baron. As I grew older my love of flight didn't lessen. It became even mo ...
Air Force cadets..look for his statue next time you are at the Academy
Just a reminder 40 years ago "TODAY"over 500 Viet Nam American prisoners of war were released from the infamous "Hanoi Hilton". The story was relayed to me that the former POW's, said very little until they were all loaded on the Air Force plane, and were in the air. Once in the air they hollered, laughed and cried. Thank you is not enough for these POW's. God Bless y'all.
I read Colonel Guarino's story, 'A P.O.W.'s Story: 2801 Days in Hanoi' when I was eighteen years old. He's been one of my heroes ever since. I still have the book on my shelf. God Bless him and the many who served, fought and who made the ultimate sacrifice. Lawrence N. "Larry" Guarino (born April 16, 1922) is a former U.S. Air Force officer, and veteran of three wars.[2] Shot down on his 50th combat mission, he spent more than 8 years as a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War and earned the Air Force Cross. As a POW at the Hanoi Hilton, he shared a cell with John Mccain, future senior United States Senator from Arizona and Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election. He authored A P.O.W.’s STORY: 2801 Days in Hanoi about his experiences in captivity. Colonel Guarino retired to Satellite Beach and Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.
Note: This column appeared in the Sept. 20 San Jose Mercury News. Robert Stirm: It Was *** on Earth in Infamous Hanoi Hilton Foster City’s Robert Stirm has been to *** and back. That’s not a cliché. That’s reality. It’s been half a lifetime since he was freed from a notorious North Vietnamese prison, nicknamed, in the gallows humor of the day, the Hanoi Hilton. For Stirm, now 80, it’s still an unpleasant chore to recall his six-year incarceration, nearly one year of which was spent in solitary confinement, as a prisoner of war. His memories are stark and vivid. A U.S. Air Force pilot, his F105 fighter was shot down in October of 1967 during a mission over the Hanoi area. Next March will mark the 40th anniversary of his release. A photo of his family greeting him on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base in 1973 remains an iconic visual reminder of that tumultuous era. Stirm, a 1950 graduate of San Mateo High School and an alumnus of College of San Mateo, grew up in leafy San Mateo Park. His horr . ...
I am sending this one out because so many do not know this truth... and also because she was on 3 times recently talking about her new book... and how good she feels in her 70's... she still does not know what she did wrong..her book just may not make the best list if more people knew... also... Barbara Walters said: Thank you all. Many died in Vietnam for our freedoms. I did not like Jane Fonda then and I don't like her now. She can lead her present life the way she wants and perhaps SHE can forget the past, but we DO NOT have to stand by without comment and see her "honored" as a "Woman of the Century." (I remember this well) For those who served and/or died. .. . NEVER FORGIVE A TRAITOR. SHE REALLY WAS A TRAITOR!! and now President OBAMA wants to honor her.! In Memory of LT. C.Thomsen Wieland who spent 100 days at the Hanoi Hilton [Famous North Vietnam Prison] IF YOU NEVER FORWARDED ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE FORWARD THIS SO THAT EVERYONE WILL KNOW! A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED. KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS ...
The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in *** Lo Prison the ' Hanoi Hilton.' Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American 'Peace Activist' the 'lenient and humane treatment' he'd received. He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the camp Commandant 's feet, which sent that officer berserk. In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant's frenzied application of a wooden baton. From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in the ' Hanoi Hilton'...the first three of which his family only knew he was 'missing in action'. His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and c ...
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