A Kingsville veteran's prisoner of war past

July 4 will mark the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of Naval Air Station-Kingsville. Over that time, tens of thousands of pilots have come through the base to earn their wings.

KINGSVILLE (KIII NEWS) - July 4 will mark the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of Naval Air Station-Kingsville. Over that time, tens of thousands of pilots have come through the base to earn their wings.
 
In combat, some of those heroes ended up being shot down and captured by the enemy. Kiii News Reporter Michael Gibson takes a look at one of those fighter pilots who lived through more than five years in a North Vietnamese prison camp.
 

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