The longest rescue : the life and legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson / Glenn Robins ; foreword by Colonel Bud Day.
By: Robins, Glenn.
Contributor(s): Robins, Glenn.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813143248; 0813143241; 081314325X; 9780813143255.Subject(s): Airmen -- United States -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- Vietnam -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Longest Rescue : The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson.DDC classification: 959.704/37092 | B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Unfortunate sons -- Separate paths to hell -- After Ho -- Coming home -- Forget and move on -- An iconic image -- Legacies.
Print version record.
On 20 September 1965 Airman First Class Bill Robinson, a helicopter mechanic, was shot down in North Vietnam. He spent more than seven years in multiple North Vietnamese prison camps. For his actions in Vietnam Robinson received the Air Cross, one of only twenty-three enlisted men ever to earn that honour, and no enlisted man in American military history has been held longer as a prisoner of war. The book presents a detailed account of Robinson's early years and devotes substantial coverage to his postrelease life.