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Vietnam POWs honored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

More than 300 members of the 15th Wing, Pacific Air Forces Headquarters and Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC) gathered for 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 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 2 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 20:07

Photo ID:901471

VIRIN:130404-F-MQ656-295

Resolution:4256x2832

Size:1.79 MB

Location:HONOLULU, HI, USGlobe

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