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Vietnam POWs honored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Kelly K. McKeague, Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command, commander, speaks with former Vietnam POW, retired U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bill Thomas after a 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 at what was then Hickam Air Force Base. Thomas was captured May 19, 1972, when during a combat mission over South Vietnam, his aircraft was shot down a few miles from Quang Tri City, South Vietnam. Thomas spent 11 months in captivity before he was released March 28, 1973. (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 5 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 20:06

Photo ID:901468

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Location:HONOLULU, HI, USGlobe

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