National Affairs: The Tough Prisoners

There was quite a celebration last week in the mining town of Benham (pop. 3,500), in Kentucky's Harlan County. A parade of 200 cars passed through the main street and 10,000 spectators from Benham and nearby towns looked on. At the athletic stadium, local leaders put on a big program of speeches and gift presentations. The occasion: the return of Army Staff sergeant Jack Flanary, 21, after 32 months in a prison camp in North Korea.

In the middle of the welcoming ceremonies, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion officials suddenly walked off...

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