From Robert Moorecook at the AVFN Yahoo group.
I encourage you to take a moment to remember this brave men who served there.
American Forces Vietnam Network - AFVN
Prisoners of War
Six men assigned to AFVN were taken prisoner during the Vietnam war, five spending about five years in captivity before being released. The sixth, Steven Stroub, was executed shortly after capture. The AFVN'ers were captured when the detachment at Hue was overrun -- following a fierce fire fight during the Tet holiday -- on Feb 5, 1968.
Two other men also died that day at AFVN. SGT Thomas Franklin Young, USMC was Killed in Action in that fight. Also killed that day was Courtney Niles, a civilian with NBC International, who died defending the station. One AFVN'er escaped.
Details follow --
John Thomas Anderson - POW
John Bagwell - Escaped
James V. Di Bernardo - POW
John A. Deering - POW
Harry Lawrence Ettmueller - POW
Donat J. Gouin - POW
Courtney Niles, Civilian Contractor - Killed in Action
Steven J. Stroub - Captured and Executed
Thomas Franklin Young - Killed in Action
More information at Robert's website