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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Retired U.S. Navy Commander George Coker, former North Vietnam prisoner of war, recalls his experiences during the POW-MIA ceremony at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Sept. 21, 2012. Coker escaped from his prison in Hanoi in October 1967, but was recaptured after traveling approximately 15 miles. After his release from captivity, he received the Navy Cross, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star and the POW medal.



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This work, National POW/MIA Recognition Day [Image 1 of 5], by SrA Racheal Watson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.21.2012

Date Posted:09.24.2012 11:01

Photo ID:670805

VIRIN:120921-F-EV216-098

Resolution:2325x1365

Size:1.34 MB

Location:LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, VA, USGlobe

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