Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

The longest Surviving POW in Vietnam William Andrew Robinson being held by an armed NVA guard; ca. 1965

 

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This was taken at the beginning of his captivity.

“Public records do not indicate the precise nature of the mission undertaken on September 20, 1965, but the HH43B went down near the city of Tan An, and all four personnel aboard the aircraft were captured. It is not clear if the four were captured by North Vietnamese or Pathet Lao troops or a combination of the two. Duane W. Martin was taken to a camp controlled by Pathet Lao. Curtis, Robinson and Black were released in 1973 by the North Vietnamese, and were in the Hanoi prison system as early as 1967.”

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