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January 9, 2010: Former Special Assistant to President Nixon, Frank Gannon, talks Navy Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. (Ret.). among the longest serving prisoners of war in American history. In this interview, Commander Alvarez discusses his eight and half years captive in Vietnam and President Nixon’s wartime decision making. For his heroism, the Nixon Foundation awarded Commander Alvarez with its first ever “Great American Hero” Award.