Seven years in Hanoi’s prisons did not dim Robbie Risner’s fighting spirit (Larson, Risner)

T he picture on the Time magazine cover for April 23, 1965, was Air Force Lt. Col. Robinson Risner. The cover story, “The Fighting American,” featured 10 US military members in Vietnam, with fighter pilot Risner—a rising star in the Air Force—foremost among them.
“At the time it was a great honor,”

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