Vietnam POW is featured speaker for Pensacola Marine Corps League (Collie Haines)

Retired Navy Capt. Collins Henry Haines refers to the years 1967 to 1973 as the time he spent in jail.

Between June 8, 1967, and March 3, 1973, Haines, an F-8 Crusader pilot, was moved between a series of North Vietnamese prisoner camps, where he endured torture, disease and isolation.

“We sort of joke about it by calling it jail,” he said. “I missed a lot of time because I was in jail.” 

Haines, who moved to Pensacola in 1994 after retiring from the Navy, will be the featured speaker at this month’s Heroes Among Us, the Pensacola Marine Corps League’s outdoor speaker series. He will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday in downtown Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park, 210 S. 10th Ave.

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