Leading With Honor by Lee Ellis

May 17, 2012

Lee Ellis was piloting his F-4C Phantom jet on November 7, 1967, over North Vietnam when he was shot down. He was held as a prisoner of war in the Hanoi Hilton and other North…

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Six Degrees of the Bracelet by John Siegfried

February 6, 2012

While rummaging through his late mother-in-law’s belongings in 2009, John Siegfried, a military historian, discovered a silver POW/MIA bracelet inscribed “Colonel Myron Donald.” Intrigued, Siegfried made contact with Myron Donald, a former POW who was…

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Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi by John M. McGrath

January 29, 2012

Retired Navy Lieutenant Commander John M. McGrath’s Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi (Naval Institute Press, 130 pp., $19.95, paper) is a small book that is divided about equally into text and drawings. Of all…

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Left Alive To Die by Susan Keen

January 11, 2012

Susan Keen's Left Alone to Die: The Story of Blue Angel Leader CAPT Harley Hall (Hannibal Books, 192 pp., $14.95, paper) is a tribute to the last American pilot who was shot down over Vietnam.…

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Three Lives of a Warrior by Phillip Butler

October 11, 2011

Retired Navy Captain Phillip Butler (USNA, '61) divides his life into three phases (learning to be a warrior, serving in the Vietnam War, and making the transition to life after coming home) in his long,…

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Until They Are Home by Thomas T. Smith

September 24, 2011

"I was a fifty-two-year-old U.S. Army lieutenant colonel returning to Vietnam thirty-one years after I had been there as a kid in the U.S. Navy during the war." Those are the opening words of Thomas…

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Missing in Action by Kevin Diviness

September 7, 2011

Missing in Action: A Family Saga by Kevin Diviness ( Wandering Sage Publications, 234 pp., $16.95 paper) is a well-written action/adventure novel of the recovery of MIA remains. It carries the weight of extensive research. Author…

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Keeping the Promise by Donna E. Elliott

August 11, 2011

Former military photojournalist Donna E. Elliott does an effective job of telling the story of---and paying tribute to---her brother Jerry Elliott, who is still listed as Missing in Action in the Vietnam War, in Keeping…

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The Enemy in Our Hands by Robert C. Doyle

August 2, 2011

The Enemy in Our Hands: America’s Treatment of Prisoners of War From the Revolution to the War on Terror <$> is now out in paperback (University of Kentucky, 488 pp., $24.95). That book, first published…

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