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Resilience, Fortitude and Faith: Vietnam War POWs Reflect 50 Years Later

May 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Resilience, Fortitude and Faith: Vietnam War POWs Reflect 50 Years Later

Thursday, May 25, 2023

10:00 AM

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

The Nixon Library will host four former Vietnam War POWs for a panel discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of their emotional return home to the United States. These decorated veterans will reflect on their harrowing experiences of survival while imprisoned in North Vietnam and share their perspectives on the past fifty years of freedom.

The panelists, all of whom were imprisoned in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp, will discuss the challenges they faced during their captivity, including physical and emotional torture, as well as the bonds of brotherhood and faith that helped them to endure. They will reflect on their homecoming experiences and how their time as POWs shaped their lives.

Panelists are U.S. Navy Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr., U.S. Navy Captain Jack Ensch, U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Tom Hanton, and U.S. Air Force Colonel Tom McNish.

The event promises to be a powerful testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Registration is required to attend.


May 25, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Richard Nixon Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States
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