August 7, 1967, while on a road reconnaissance, mission number 101, I
was shot down.
My front seater, Captain
Glen Wilson, and I were captured by the army, quite
quickly, close to the small town of Dong Hoi. We spent over a month
transferred to the city of Hanoi. During that time we were paraded
villages, stoned, and kicked by the local townspeople. For a brief
hour period we did manage to escape only to be recaptured and continued
our journey North. Once we reached our destination we began our
in one of the many camps that we were to live in during our five and a
years of captivity.