Son of American POW befriends captors
Thomas Eugene Wilber was 12 years old when his father’s plane was shot down in Việt Nam and taken prisoner. Just a day earlier, on 15 June 1968, he had received a belated birthday letter, and for sometime, believed that it could be the last thing he would ever get from his father. Two years later, he heard from his father, then interned in the Hỏa Lò Prison. His father told the family he was fine.