Chief Warrant Officer
At my debriefing after being released, I was shown photographs to help jog my memory. Included among those photos were pictures taken of me while I was a prisoner. Some of them were taken from a very short distance, indicating that throughout my captivity, my whereabouts were clearly known to friendly troops located in close proximity...close enough to effect a rescue of myself and the other sick and dying Americans held with me.
But that is another story...
What I'd like to tell you about is another Prisoner of War. Like me, he was an American helicopter pilot.
I saw him once and only once...but I have never forgotten him.