Vietnam War POW Camps - Hoa Loa Prison, sarcastically coined the Hanoi Hilton by American POWs. It was one site used by the North Vietnamese Army to house, torture and interrogate captured servicemen, mostly American pilots shot down during bombing raids.
Life Magazine, June 1969 issue pictured photos of the 242 soldiers who died in one week in the Vietnam War. The visual stunned America to face the loss of such vibrant, young men pictured on page after page.
Lieutenant Hayden J. Lockhart was the first US Air Force Pilot to be shot down and captured during the Vietnam War. He was shot down 2 March 1965 while flying a North American Super Sabre. Lockhart was held until his release in