Hoa Lo prison historical relic site receives US veteran’s remembrances

(VOVworld) - The Management Board of Hoa Lo Prison historical relic site in Hanoi on Monday received valuable commemorative documents from the family of Walter Eugene Wilber, a US pilot who was detained in the prison from 1968 to 1973. The recollections include letters Mister Wilber sent from Vietnam to his wife and son, a cassette recording an interview of him, newspapers with stories about him, together with the wrapping papers from presents that his son sent to him.  

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Hoa Lo Prison relic site (Source: hoalo.vn)

The veteran’s son, Thomas Eugene Wilber, said he and his mother decided to present the memories, which they have collected and kept for decades, to the relic site to convey his father’s message of thanks to the Government of Vietnam for its humanitarian policies towards US prisoners kept in Hoa Lo prison during the war.

Walter Eugene Wilber’s plane was shot down in the central province of Nghe An on June 16, 1968. He was arrested and detained in Hoa Lo prison in Hanoi for five years. On February 12, 1973, he was handed over to the US Government in line with the Paris Agreement.

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