40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF EX-VIETNAM PRISONER OF WAR (Juan Jacquez)

On March 15, a Dinner – Dance was held at the Santa Fe Elks Lodge to celebrate the 40th anniversary

of the release of former Vietnam Prisoner Of War Juan Jacquez.  Juan was one of the last American Prisoners

released by the North Vietnamese after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973.

Juan and two fellow Army Infantrymen were captured while on patrol, on May 11, 1969 ;  (Mothers Day)

and only 20 days until the end of his tour.  Juan was one of the last Americans to leave Vietnam on March 29, 1973

Please don’t forget Flag Day on May 11th, and may God bless Juan and keep him safe.

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