Robert Garwood Guilty

"A white Vietnamese"

Robert Garwood dropped out of high school in Indianapolis at the age of 17, joined the Marines and went to Viet Nam as a driver. In 1965, just eleven days before he was due to be reassigned, Private First Class Robert Garwood disappeared near Danang. For almost 14 years he remained in Viet Nam—a prisoner, he claimed. He escaped after slipping a note to a Finnish economist in a Hanoi bar, and in March 1979 Garwood returned to the U.S. Home free, he thought. Other P.O.W.s, however, soon accused Garwood of being a deserter and a traitor, and he...

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