Vietnam Veterans Share Their Story Of Survival In Hanoi Hilton

One of the most remarkable stories to come out the Vietnam War involved American pilots who picked up their lives after brutal imprisonment in North Vietnam. NBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw joins them for a reunion in San Diego.

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