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Vietnam POW recounts experiences to 149th Fighter Wing members

By 149th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | 149th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | Oct. 25, 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —

Members of the 149th Fighter Wing heard from guest speaker retired Air Force Lt. Col. Barry Bridger about his experiences as a Vietnam prisoner of war Oct. 22.

Bridger shared with his audience what it was like to survive six years in what he and his fellow American POWs dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton" after being shot down by the North Vietnamese in 1967.