By Sam Johnson,Jan Winebrenner,Rod Keitz

"If hell is right here on the earth, it truly is situated on an oddly formed urban block in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam," writes Sam Johnson, who lived in that hell for seven years.

Col. Samuel R. Johnson, U.S. Air strength, was once shot down in April, 1966, whereas flying his twenty-fifth project over North Vietnam. almost immediately after his trap and imprisonment within the notorious Hanoi Hilton, Colonel Johnson was once categorized a diehard by means of his enemies. His artistic and leading edge resistance of legal authority earned him banishment to the high-security felony unit the place, unknown to U.S. army intelligence, Ho Chi Minh saved the 11 prisoners believed to be a major danger to his struggle efforts. for 2 years Johnson and the opposite ten persisted leg irons, malnutrition, and appallingly primitive stipulations whereas imprisoned in tiny booths inbuilt the earthen-walled facility dug out of the heart courtyard of North Vietnam's Ministry of protection in downtown Hanoi.

Captive Warriors is the tale of Alcatraz, the place braveness and humor thrived amid the insanity. it's the tale of Colonel Johnson's seven-year conflict for his lifestyles, limbs, and sanity. it's the tale of the masses of captured warriors--American POWs--whose lives lay within the arms of offended and vengeful North Vietnamese captors. The booklet additionally chronicles America's trek into political confusion and chaos in the course of the process the Vietnam conflict.

More than a narrative, Captive Warriors is a tribute to the entire American prisoners of warfare who, with no good thing about the normal guns of struggle, waged day-by-day battles opposed to an insidious enemy disdainful of the necessities of the Geneva Conventions and who, in any case, grew to become the ultimate pawn within the peace payment that ended the longest battle in American history.

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