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Vietnam POWs honored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Former prisoners of war retired U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Thomas and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Coffee place their hands over their hearts during the singing of the national anthem at the commemorative ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of Operation Homecoming April 4, 2013, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In 1973, the last Vietnam conflict prisoner of war landed on what was then Hickam Air Force Base. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth/Released)



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This work, Vietnam POWs honored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam [Image 18 of 18], by TSgt Michael Holzworth, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.04.2013

Date Posted:04.05.2013 20:04

Photo ID:901455

VIRIN:130404-F-MQ656-056

Resolution:4256x2832

Size:2.21 MB

Location:HONOLULU, HI, USGlobe

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