Sijan’s will to survive with honor was an inspiration to other POWs during the dark days of the Vietnam War, as it should be to all of us. He demonstrated, as few have, the almost limitless capacity of the human spirit to triumph over the depredations of fate and the malevolence of lesser men.
First appeared in December 1986 issue.
A Russian Su-27 Flanker intercepted a USAF RC-135U flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea on June 19, 2017.
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