A former Prisoner of War (POW) will soon be recognized in Manassas.
Former United States Air Force (USAF) Vietnamese linguists are presenting a construction brick from the Hoa Lo Prison to Rear Admiral (RAdm) Robert H. Shumaker at the Freedom Museum.
Shumaker was a POW for eight years during the Vietnam War.
The veteran was the second American aviator who became a POW in North Vietnam, according to a release.
The brick that will be presented to Shumaker on September 25 is one of several that were recovered when the Hoa Lo prison destroyed in 1993.
USAF linguists known as the “Doggers” are put in charge of the bricks, which have been awarded to the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Medal of Honor Society, and the park service that maintains the Vietnam Wall located in the nation’s capital.
Prior to the presentation, members of the “Doggers” will describe the harsh treatment that POWs faced in North Vietnam.
The free event will run from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
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