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Title
Richard Waldhaus, Civilian Captive, Returns to US
Date Created and/or Issued
1973-02-16T08:00:00Z
Publication Information
Chapman University Digital Commons
Contributing Institution
Chapman University, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Collection
UPI - The Vietnam War
Rights Information
copyrighted
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Description
San Francisco: Barefoot & waving a wilted pink carnation in front of his peasant garb, bearded Richard Waldhaus returned home 2/15 from three years as a civilian captive of the Viet Cong with a single message: 'Peace'. The 25-yr-old former army medic, who went back to Vietnam to hunt for a girl friend and was captured, stepped from a commercial airliner, muttered some nearly inaudible words, and then left with his mother and brother for their Pittsburg, Calif., home. At (L) is his mother, Dorothea, who said, 'I didn't even recognize him.
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Identifier
http://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/upi_vietnam/38
Subject
Vietnam War
History
Military, War, and Peace
Source
UPI - The Vietnam War

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