An Officer and a Gentleman Comes Home: Lieut. Robert O. Goodman

He looked so horribly vulnerable in that first photograph, a stark, grainy shot of a dazed U.S. soldier, eyes rolled back, mouth agape, body slumped insensibly on the shoulder of his impassive Syrian captor. For a month, that disturbing image came to mind whenever ; Americans thought about the young Navy flyer who had been shot down during a bombing run over Lebanon, the first U.S. serviceman taken prisoner in combat since Viet Nam. Lieut. Robert O. Goodman Jr., 27, did not see the picture until last week, when he was flying back home...

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