The United States has sent millions of people to fight in thousands of places, both around the world and within its borders. Of these millions, 1. Half of these deaths occurred during combat, while disease and accident caused the rest. Death is not, however, the only risk faced on the battlefield. Over , Americans have been held as prisoners of war, including , during the Civil War.
Vietnam at 50: The battles, the bloodshed and the stories that remain
Vietnam at 50 - Stripes
McCain later became a U. Synonymous in the U. Instead, they tell of brutal interrogation sessions that included torture and severe weight loss from malnutrition. The Vietnamese appear to have learned those practices from the French, who built the prison in Then, from Aug. While the facility has been cleaned up, it remains a grim place — dark concrete walls and floors; dim, bare light bulbs and cells with barred windows near the ceiling that remain much as they have been for well over a century.
Famous American Vietnam Vets
Five days after assuming the presidency, Nixon dispatched a team of negotiators to Paris to meet with representatives of North and South Vietnam and the National Liberation Front. The meeting did not go well. The hill itself had no meaning. LEFT: Pvt. Ed Hayes, 28, Pfc.
McCain later became a U. Synonymous in the U. Instead, they tell of brutal interrogation sessions that included torture and severe weight loss from malnutrition.