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Author Robins, Glenn.

Title The Longest Rescue : the Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Map 1; Map 2; Foreword; Introduction; 1, Unfortunate Sons; 2. Separate Paths to Hell; 3. After Ho; 4. Coming Home; Illustrations; 5. Forget and Move On; 6. An Iconic Image; 7. Legacies; Acknowledgments; Notes; Suggested Readings; Index
Summary While serving as a crew chief aboard a U.S. Air Force Rescue helicopter, Airman First Class William A. Robinson was shot down and captured in Ha Tinh Province, North Vietnam, on September 20, 1965. After a brief stint at the ""Hanoi Hilton, "" Robinson endured 2,703 days in multiple North Vietnamese prison camps, including the notorious Briarpatch and various compounds at Cu Loc, known by the inmates as the Zoo. No enlisted man in American military history has been held as a prisoner of war longer than Robinson. For seven and a half years, he faced daily privations and endured the full range
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Subject Robinson, William A., 1943-
Robinson, William A., 1943- -- Travel -- Vietnam.
United States. Air Force -- Non-commissioned officers -- Biography.
United States. Air Force. Air Rescue Service -- Biography.
Airmen -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Vietnam -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons, North Vietnamese.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Biography
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813143241 (electronic bk.)
081314325X (electronic bk.)
9780813143248 (electronic bk.)
9780813143255 (electronic bk.)