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Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW
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Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW (Paperback)

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* First hand account of a US officer captured by the Viet Cong

*Details the remarkable story of his time as a PoW and his

eventual escape

*Reveals the terrible psychological and physical suffering he endured



When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.



In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country just as everything appeared to be turning against him.



By turns harrowing and triumphant, Five Years to Freedom is an unforgettable true story of survival- and testimony to the disciplined human spirit.

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesOther warfare & defence issues Publisher: Presidio Press Publication Date: 12/05/1984 ISBN-13: 9780345314604  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 15/07/2007.  

James N. Rowe was an officer in the Green Berets and was part of the small advisory force sent to assist the South Vietnamese in 1962. Captured by the Viet Cong in 1963 and marked for execution, Rowe succeeded in escaping after five years of captivity. After the war, Rowe was assigned to the Philippines to train the army to fight communist guerillas. On April 21, 1989, Rowe was assassinated by communist insurgents in a suburb of Manila. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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