Why We Never Leave Our POWs Behind

Christopher N. Malagisi
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Posted: Mar 18, 2017 10:43 AM
Why We Never Leave Our POWs Behind

In a moving interview, Amy Shively Hawk discusses her new book, Six Years In The Hanoi Hilton (featuring a foreword by Sen. John McCain), about her father’s time as a POW in a Hanoi prison during the Vietnam War. Learn about the courage and bravery of one of America’s finest soldiers.

In 1967, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot James Shively was shot down over North Vietnam. After ejecting from his F-105 Thunderchief aircraft, he landed in a rice paddy and was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. For the next six years, Shively endured brutal treatment at the hands of the enemy in Hanoi prison camps.

Back home his girlfriend moved on and married another man. Bound in iron stocks at the Hanoi Hilton, unable to get home to his loved ones, Shively contemplated suicide. Yet somehow he found hope and the will to survive--and he became determined to help his fellow POWs.

Listen to the inspirational interview below!


Learn more about Amy Shively Hawk and her new book at the Conservative Book Club!