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One Texan’s POW Memories On Veterans Day
Texas Monthly, by Maria Recio

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/11/2018 4:27:12 PM

While the most high profile POW from the Vietnam War may have been the late Republican Senator John McCain, there was another downed flyer and McCain cellmate for a time who has an equally extraordinary story of a military pilot turned captive turned lawmaker—Texas’s own Representative Sam Johnson, R-Plano.(Snip)The self-effacing Johnson does not often talk about his exploits—like being a Top Gun instructor and lead member of the Air Force’s elite acrobatic flying team, the Thunderbirds, or his bravery in nearly seven years of captivity, including three in solitary confinement—but he said just ahead of Sunday’s Veteran’s Day

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Courtly, kind Sam Johnson, a Texan we know and love. He was a POW a year and a half longer than John McCain.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: starboard, 11/11/2018 5:45:15 PM     (No. 11828486)

Thank you for sharing OP.
The Vietnam war was my generation´s war and I have a special feeling for all who served there and especially the POW´s who came home.

Sam Johnson, a true and honored hero, we thank you and appreciate your service.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Videodrone, 11/11/2018 6:42:10 PM     (No. 11828554)

FTA "“Freedom has a taste to those who fight and almost die that the protected will never know.”
Hanoi Hilton

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/12/2018 12:44:46 AM     (No. 11828743)

Memories of war should be forgotten. I can´t. It is burned into my brain as though by a branding iron!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bunsen, 11/12/2018 4:44:24 AM     (No. 11828788)

This article, without ever mentioning his name, completely shames the Loser in Charge who stayed away from honoring our dead heroes because of inclement weather.

God Bless You, Representative Johnson. Thank you for your service and your example.

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