March 29, 1973: U.S. Withdraws from Vietnam Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at an end. In Saigon, some 7,000 U.S. Department of Defense civilian employees remained behind to aid South Vietnam in conducting what looked to be a fierce and ongoing war with communist North…
Master Sergeant Louis E. LeBlanc, a crewman on a B-52 shot down over Hanoi during Operation Linebacker II, is captured by militiamen in Ha TayProvince, northwest of Hanoi, December 22, 1972. (Texas Tech University Vietnam Archive)
warinvietnam: DONG HA, SOUTH VIET NAM: Bearing a heavy load, a Marine carries a wounded buddy away from scene of battle as a fellow Leatherneck (rear) lends a hand, 9/17. Marine was wounded in an engagement with Communists some 20 miles northwest of Dong Ha.UPI TELEPHOTO BY JOHN SCHNEIDER
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Hanoi Hilton -- An American POW rebelling against his enemy
US POWs at The Hanoi Hilton
John McCain's A-4E Skyhawk shot down 10/26/67 by a missile over Hanoi. McCain fractured both arms and a leg ejecting from the aircraft, and nearly drowned when he parachuted into Truc Bach Lake. McCain was transported to Hanoi's main Hoa Lo Prison, nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton". His broken arms were improperly set; he never regained complete mobility in his arms. He remained a POW until 3/14/73.
Women POW's - During the Vietnam War Monika Schwinn, a German nurse, was held captive for three and a half years - at one time the only woman prisoner at the "Hanoi Hilton".