Surviving Hell

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Retired Lt. Col. Wyly Watson served two tours in Vietnam. He might be expected to appreciate the memoir Surviving Hell by Leo Thorsness, and he did. in the book, Thorsness recounts the aerial combat over North Vietnam that resulted in his receiving the Medal of Honor as well as his ensuing six-year captivity in and around Hanoi.

Watson’s review of the book in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal eloquently captures the qualities of the book that I tried to note and a few I missed in my own account here. Watson’s review is “From combat to captivity.”

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