Retired Navy Capt. Mike McGrath, former Vietnam War POW, speaks about his experiences in captivity at the 18th Annual POW/MIA Symposium, hosted by the 560th Flying Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Fleenor Auditorium March 20. McGrath was shot down by enemy fire over North Vietnam June 30, 1967 flying an A-4C “Skyhawk”. He was held as a POW for almost six years until his release March 4, 1973. The annual Freedom Flyer Reunion tradition began when members of the 560th FTS were given the task to retrain more than 150 POWs returning to flying status toward the end of American involvement in the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Johnny Saldivar)
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