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March 17, 1973 — The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph—Burst of Joy—is taken, depicting a former American prisoner of war being reunited with his family, which came to symbolize the end of United States involvement in the Vietnam War.

This Day In History

Maj Gen John L. Borling

John L. Borling was born in Chicago, Illinois in March, 1940. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1963, and received his pilot’s wings in 1964. 368 more words

Vietnam War

The Cowardice and Cunning of Edward Wister Bott (1841-1901)

We all have our moments in life. Sometimes cowardly, sometimes courageous. Sometimes dimwitted, sometimes clever.

The Civil War actions of my great-great-grandfather, Edward Wister Bott, illustrate the dichotomy of a man’s reactions in the face of wartime fear and uncertainty. 1,063 more words


Chester R Vann


29 October 1864

Veteran of:
Civil War – POW, died in Elmira Prison 358 more words

American Civil War

George Mingledorf Zeagler

9 January 1841

22 September 1894

Veteran of:
Civil War – POW 71 more words

American Civil War

Clifford Twiss - CO of the Pals for 12 days, then a POW

Lieutenant Colonel Clifford Charles Horace Twiss DSO, East Yorkshire Regiment

Clifford Twiss was born at Beverley, East Yorkshire on 22nd January 1879 (the day of the gallant defence of Rorke’s Drift in South Africa by the 24th Foot), and was the son of Edward E Twiss and Fanny M Twiss*.   700 more words