As an American asked to serve, I was prepared to fight, to be wounded, to be captured and even prepared to die, but I was not prepared to be abandoned It is that one American is not worth the effort to be found, we, as Americans, have lost These are the words of Captain Eugene Red McDaniel, who for six years was prisoner of war during the Vietnam War For three of those years, he was listed missing in action During those tumultuous years, his wife Dorothy McDaniel clung to her faith, knowing that he was still alive It was her fight to find information on her POW husband, and his subsequent release from a North Vietnam prison that prompted them both to fight to have the United States government conduct search and rescue missions for prisoners they believed were still being held In this 20th anniversary edition of After the Hero s Welcome, read the story that shows the war didn t end for either Dorothy or her husband when he was released The war on behalf of the many POWs still in North Vietnam prisons was just getting started....
|Title||:||After the Hero's Welcome: A POW Wife's Story of the Battle Against a New Enemy|
|Publisher||:||WND Books 1 edition November 11, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||984 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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After the Hero's Welcome: A POW Wife's Story of the Battle Against a New Enemy Reviews
Well written, holds the reader's interest. While the author's husband is held captive as a POW in Viet Nam, we read of the perseverance it took of wives, relatives and friends who banded together to try to get the US government to obtain release of the POWs. Their efforts succeeded in holding the public's interest in their cause, shone a persistent national spotlight on the POW issue, and made life uncomfortable for bureaucrats. So 591 prisoners were released. The government decided it was not politically worth any attempt to locate and bring home remaining US service men reportedly still held captive in Laos, Cambodia, China and North Viet Nam despite credible sightings. It is ironic that while the author's husband was being tortured as a POW, his will to survive was strengthened by his belief that the US would not leave him behind. It is a real tragedy for those who were abandoned. It was pressure from the wives and the public which brought him home. A very worthy personal historical perspective.
This is a very personal, captivating "log" written by Dorthy H. McDaniel, the wife of a Navy fighter/bomber pilot, Navy Captain Eugene B. "Red" McDaniel, who was shot down over North Viet Nam in May of 1967 along with his navigator, Lieutenant Commander James "Kelly" Patterson. This extraordinary account of what the wife endures with their children everyday beginning the moment a Navy officer and a Navy chaplain knock on their door bearing the news that her husband has been shot down over North Viet Nam.