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Host Gene Pell speaks with retired Lt. Colonel Orson Swindle, a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and prisoner of war. Stationed in Da Nang and flying with VMF(AW)-235, known as "The Death Angels", Swindle flew over 200 sorties before being shot down over North Vietnam in what was scheduled to be his very last flight. He spent several years in various prison camps including the notorious "Hanoi Hilton" where he shared a cell with John McCain. Following his release, he went on to a successful career in public service.
Host Gene Pell speaks with retired Lt. Colonel Orson Swindle, a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and prisoner of war. Stationed in Da Nang and flying with VMF(AW)-235, known as "The Death Angels", Swindle flew over 200 sorties before being shot down over North Vietnam in what was scheduled to be his very last flight. He spent several years in various prison camps including the notorious "Hanoi Hilton" where he shared a cell with John McCain. Following his release, he went on to a successful career in public service. read more read less

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