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Author Topic: In Memorium - AFVN Det 5 Hue, Feb 5, 1968  (Read 8028 times)
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« on: February 05, 2011, 11:09:13 AM »




Six men assigned to AFVN were taken prisoner during the Vietnam war, five  spending about five years in captivity before being released. The sixth, Steven Stroub, was executed shortly after capture. The AFVN'ers were captured when the detachment at Hue was overrun -- following a fierce fire fight during the Tet holiday -- on Feb 5, 1968.
 
Two other men also died that day at AFVN. SGT Thomas Franklin Young, USMC was Killed in Action in that fight. Also killed that day was Courtney Niles, a civilian with NBC International, who died defending the station. One AFVN'er escaped.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 08:33:34 PM »



Six men assigned to AFVN were taken prisoner during the Vietnam war, five  spending about five years in captivity before being released. The sixth, Steven Stroub, was executed shortly after capture. The AFVN'ers were captured when the detachment at Hue was overrun -- following a fierce fire fight during the Tet holiday -- on Feb 5, 1968.
 
Two other men also died that day at AFVN. SGT Thomas Franklin Young, USMC was Killed in Action in that fight. Also killed that day was Courtney Niles, a civilian with NBC International, who died defending the station. One AFVN'er escaped.

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