A talk at the N.C. Museum of History featuring former POW Lt. Bill Tschudy of Cary has been postponed again because of inclement weather.
A new date will be announced, according to the museum.
Tschudy was scheduled to tell his story of survival Friday as part of a program presented by N.C. Vietnam Veterans Inc. on American prisoners of war and Vietnamese re-education camps.
Tschudy, now 79, is one of three scheduled speakers. The other two – Brig. Gen. Norman Gaddis of Raleigh and South Vietnamese Col. Hien Vo of Raleigh – were also POWs.
On July 18, 1965, Tschudy, then a Navy lieutenant, was captured by North Vietnamese forces when his A-6A Intruder jet was shot down. He was held in captivity for more than seven years along with then-Cmdr. Jeremiah Denton Jr., the late Alabama senator.
Both were tortured and eventually released Feb. 12, 1973. Tschudgy recently commemorated the 42nd anniversary of his release.
The museum program is free. From Staff Reports