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09/19/10 — Vietnam POW tells his story at SJAFB

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Vietnam POW tells his story at SJAFB

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on September 19, 2010 1:50 AM

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Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Jack Van Loan watches as the honor guard folds the flag at Friday's annual POW/MIA ceremony. Van Loan spent six years a POW in North Vietnam at the "Hanoi Hilton."

His F-4 Phantom failing to recover from a blow delivered by an enemy MiG, Jack Van Loan made a quick decision that would change his life. "I was told when I went through pilot training ... that ejection is...

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