Everett Alvarez is the author of Chained Eagle: The Heroic Story of the First American Shot Down over North Vietnam, published by Potomac… read more
Everett Alvarez is the author of Chained Eagle: The Heroic Story of the First American Shot Down over North Vietnam, published by Potomac Books. Navy Lieutenant Alvarez, a pilot shot down over North Vietnam in 1964 and held prisoner until 1973, wrote his memoir with Anthony S. Pitch. He talked about his experience as the first pilot taken prisoner in North Vietnam, and recounted his memories of the treatment he received by the North Vietnamese during his eight years as a POW.
Taylor Baldwin Kiland is the co-author, with photographer Jamie Howren, of Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later, published by Potomac Books. During this event, Ms. Kiland talked about how former Vietnam POWs have re-established their lives after returning home from the war.
The event sponsored by the Library of Congress Professional Association Veterans Forum was held in the 6th floor dining room of the James Madison building. The guests responded to questions from members of the audience. close
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