A N.C. Museum of History program on American POWs and Vietnamese re-education camps that was canceled by the snow storm this week has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 27.
The event will feature three men who spent years in North Vietnamese prisons or re-education camps and now live in the Triangle.
William Tschudy of Cary spent 7 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam after his Navy plane was shot down in 1965. Norman C. Gaddis of Raleigh spent six years as a POW in North Vietnam after his Air Force jet was shot down in 1967. And former South Vietnamese soldier Hien Vo of Raleigh spent about 7 years in re-education camps after the North Vietnamese communists took control of the country in 1975.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free, though seating is limited. The symposium is presented by N.C. Vietnam Veterans. Program organizer Bill Dixon said he chose the men as speakers because of the lessons they could offer.
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“The men who have gone through what they went through and came out with a positive attitude and have been successful in life ... are just unbelievable,” said Dixon, also a Vietnam veteran.