The P.O.W.’s Show Pride and Gratitude (Shankel, Risner, Brunstrom)

As the first group of returning prisoners arrived on the American mainland here this week, a sketchy picture began to emerge of their years in captivity and their plans.

They came home feeling pride, gratitude and a deep need to believe that the years torn out of their lives were worth it.

Col. Robinson Risner expressed the general sentiment yesterday when he said: “I want to tell you something, folks. To us, this is truly the land of milk and honey, the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

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