Alcatraz Gang The Alcatraz Gang was a group of eleven American prisoners of war (POW) held separately during the Vietnam War because of their particular resistance to their North-Vietnamese captors.
Archie E. Mitchell The Reverend Archie Emerson Mitchell was a minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He was born in Franklin, Nebraska. He attended Simpson Bible College and Nyack Missionary College.
Bud Day George Everett "Bud" Day (February 24, 1925 – July 27, 2013) was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot who served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, including f...
Charles G. Boyd Charles Graham Boyd (born April 13, 1938) is a retired four-star general of the United States Air Force.
Charles Shelton Charles E. Shelton (born April 29, 1932) was a United States Air Force officer who was shot down during the Vietnam War over Laos during a reconnaissance mission on April 29, 1965.
Dieter Dengler Dieter Dengler was a German-born United States Navy Naval aviator and pilot during the Vietnam War. He was one of two survivors, out of seven prisoners of wars who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos.
Donald Cook (Medal of Honor) Donald Gilbert Cook (August 9, 1934 – December 8, 1967) was a United States Marine Corps officer and a Medal of Honor recipient.
Doug Hegdahl Seaman Apprentice (E-2) Douglas B. Hegdahl is a former United States Navy sailor who was a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War.
Duane W. Martin Duane Whitney Martin (January 2, 1940 – July 3, 1966) was an American Air Force officer and prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
Edward L. Hubbard Colonel Edward Lee Hubbard, USAF, (born May 18, 1938) is a retired American Air Force officer, author, artist, and internationally known motivational speaker.
Ernest C. Brace Ernest C. Brace (born August 15, 1931) was the longest-held civilian prisoner of war (POW) in Vietnam.
Eugene DeBruin Eugene Henry DeBruin was a US Air Force staff sergeant, and a member of Air America serving in Laos during the Second Indochina War.
Eugene McDaniel Eugene McDaniel is a former American POW from the Vietnam War.
Evelyn Grubb Evelyn Grubb was the wife of an American Vietnam War Air Force pilot who became a prisoner of war, she was also a co-founder and then later served as the national coordinator of the National Lea...
Everett Alvarez, Jr. Everett Alvarez Jr. was a Navy Commander who endured one of the longest periods as a prisoner of war in American history.
Floyd James Thompson Floyd James "Jim" Thompson (July 8, 1933 - July 16, 2002) was the longest held prisoner of war in United States history, spending nearly nine years in captivity in Vietnam.
George Edward Smith George Edward "Smitty" Smith (born 1940) is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, former prisoner of war, and author.
George Thomas Coker George Thomas Coker (born July 14, 1943) is a retired US Navy Commander, honored with the Navy Cross for his leadership as a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War, and a Distinguished Eag...
Guy Gruters Guy Dennis Gruters was a United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot best known for his survival for over five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
Howard Rutledge In the Presence of Mine Enemies: 1965-1973 - A Prisoner of War is a memoir by American pilot Howard E. Rutledge, co-written with his wife, of his time in a Vietnamese POW camp during the Vie...
Humbert Roque Versace Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace (July 2, 1937–September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was awarded the United States' highest military...
James Edwin Ray James Edwin Ray (born August 25, 1941) was a United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot.
James H. Kasler Colonel James Helm Kasler (born May 2, 1926) is to date the only person to be awarded the Air Force Cross three times.
James N. Rowe James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe (February 8, 1938 – April 21, 1989) was a United States Army officer and one of only thirty-four American prisoners of war to escape captivity during the Vietnam War.
James Robinson Risner James Robinson "Robbie" Risner (January 16, 1925 – October 22, 2013) was a general officer and professional fighter pilot in the United States Air Force.
James Stockdale James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and one of the most-highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Navy.
Jeremiah Denton Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. (July 15, 1924 – March 28, 2014) was a Rear Admiral and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and, following his retirement from naval service, was a United S...
Joe E. Kernan Joseph Eugene "Joe" Kernan is an American politician who was the 48th Governor of Indiana from 2003 to 2005. Kernan, a member of the Democratic Party, previously served as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and then as the 47th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana from 1997 to 2003.
Joe Kernan (politician) Joseph "Joe" Eugene Kernan (born April 8, 1946) is an American politician who became the 48th Governor of Indiana on September 13, 2003 upon the death of Frank O'Bannon.
John A. Dramesi Colonel John Arthur Dramesi (born February 12, 1933) is a retired U.S. Air Force officer who was held as a prisoner of war at the Hanoi Hilton in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
John Heaphy Fellowes John Heaphy "Jack" Fellowes (November 22, 1932 – May 3, 2010) was a U.S. Navy captain, pilot, and prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War.
John L. Borling John Lorin Borling (born 1940 in Chicago) is a retired Major General of the United States Air Force whose military career spanned 37 years.
John McCain John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona.
Joseph Kittinger Joseph William Kittinger II (born July 27, 1928) is a former USAF Command Pilot, career military officer and retired Colonel in the United States Air Force.
Kenneth Cordier Kenneth W Cordier (born February 16, 1937) has had a distinguished career both in the military and in the private sector.
Lance Sijan Lance Peter Sijan (Serbian: Лазар Шијан/Lazar Šijan) (April 13, 1942 – January 22, 1968) was a United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot.
Lawrence N. Guarino Lawrence N. "Larry" Guarino is a former U.S. Air Force officer, and veteran of three wars.
Leo K. Thorsness Leo Keith Thorsness (born February 14, 1932) is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War.
Leon F. "Lee" Ellis Leon F. "Lee" Ellis (born October 9, 1943) is a retired United States Air Force Colonel, award-winning author, speaker, and consultant.
Leroy W. Stutz Colonel Leroy W. Stutz (born November 13, 1939) was a U.S. Air Force officer, pilot and prisoner of war for 2,284 days (6.25 years) during the Vietnam War.
Lê Minh Đảo Lê Minh Đảo is a former Vietnamese Brigadier General who led the 18th Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, nicknamed "The Super Men", at Xuân Lộc, the last major battle of the Vietna...
Lý Tòng Bá Lý Tòng Bá (born 1931) is a former colonel of the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam.
National League of Families The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia is an American 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is concerned with the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue.
Norman C. Gaddis Norman Carl Gaddis (born September 30, 1923), along with John McCain, were the two senior United States prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.
Orson Swindle Orson Swindle (born March 8, 1937 in Thomasville, Georgia), a decorated Vietnam War prisoner of war, was a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States from December 18, 199...
Paul Galanti Paul Edward Galanti was an American Prisoner of War (active 1966–1973) during the Vietnam war, a member of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and the 2nd Commissioner of the Virginia Department ...
Pete Peterson Douglas Brian "Pete" Peterson (born June 26, 1935, Omaha, Nebraska) was a U.S. Air Force pilot who spent over six years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese Army after his plane was shot down d...
Pisidhi Indradat Pisidhi Indradat is a Thai civilian who worked as a "kicker" with Air America during the Vietnam War.
POW/MIA flag The POW/MIA flag is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about US military personnel taken as prisoners of war (POWs) or listed as missing in action (MIA).
Sam Johnson Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson (born October 11, 1930) is an American politician and a retired career U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot.
Sybil Stockdale Sybil Stockdale was the wife of Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale.
Vietnam War POW/MIA issue The Vietnam War POW/MIA issue concerns the fate of United States servicemen who were reported as missing in action (MIA) during the Vietnam War and associated theaters of operation in Southeast Asia.
William D. Port William David Port (October 13, or October 31, 1941 – November 27, 1968) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoratio...
William P. Lawrence William Porter "Bill" Lawrence (January 13, 1930December 2, 2005), was a decorated United States Navy vice admiral and naval aviator who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1978 to 1981.