The Heroes’ Wife is the story of Dora Smith Griffin Bell, who has been married to two heroes of the Vietnam War. Her first husband, a navy pilot, was shot down over Hanoi on Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, 1967 and captured. In this book Dora shares letters Jim Griffin wrote home from the war and her own experiences during years of hopeful waiting, only to learn at the end of the conflict that her husband had died just days after capture. After the war Dora married Jim Bell, another POW who had survived seven an a half years in Hanoi, and she tells about his experiences and his nightmares.
While serving as a crew chief aboard a U.S. Air Force Rescue helicopter, Airman First Class William A. Robinson was shot down and captured in