Shot down August 5, 1964, U.S. navy pilot Everett Alvarez, Jr was held captive for eight years and six months during the Vietnam War becoming the second longest held prisoner of War (POW) in U.S. history. Join the PMML in a conversation with Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. (Retired) and discover how he not only survived captivity, but upon release resumed his military career, became a distinguished attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and is currently nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which officially ended U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. One local man spent six and a half years in captivity, as a prisoner of war. Naval aviator George Coker returned to America as part of “Operation Homecoming” a half-century ago. He spoke about it today with Mike Gooding.