This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the beginning of Operation Homecoming, when American POWs held captive in Vietnam finally returned to U.S. soil.

Joining us on the Nixon Now Podcast to discuss his captivity is retired Air Force Colonel Lee Ellis. Colonel Ellis was a prisoner for six years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton and for his service was awarded two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Valor device, the Purple Heart, and POW Medal. He lectures on leadership, works as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and is the author of “Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton” and a forthcoming book “Engage with Honor.”

Listen to the entire interview below (42 minutes):