The Longest Rescue : The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2013Description: 1 online resource (291 p.)ISBN: 9780813143248 (electronic bk.); 0813143241 (electronic bk.); 9780813143255 (electronic bk.); 081314325X (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Robinson, William A., 1943- | Robinson, William A., 1943- -- Travel -- Vietnam | United States. Air Force. Air Rescue Service -- Biography | United States. Air Force -- Non-commissioned officers -- Biography | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons, North Vietnamese | Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- Vietnam -- Biography | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American | Airmen -- United States -- Biography | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: The Longest Rescue : The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. RobinsonDDC classification: 959.70437092 LOC classification: DS559.4 .R57 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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
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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Glenn Robins , professor of history at Georgia Southwestern State University, is editor of They Have Left Us Here to Die: The Civil War Prison Diary of Sgt. Lyle G. Adair, 111th U.S. Colored Infantr y and coeditor of America and the Vietnam War: Re-examining the Culture and History of a Generation .