Unseen video of POW McCain's release in Vietnam surfaces

Subscribe to Oneindia News


Washington, Sept.12 : Previously unseen footage of Republican presidential candidate John McCain on the day he was released after five years as a Vietnam prisoner-of-war, have been found and released to the public.

Swedish ex-journalist Erik Eriksson, 71, discovered the video in a TV company's archives while researching a book about his life as a war correspondent.

According to The Sun, the two minute 14 second clip shows dive-bomber pilot McCain and 15 other prisoners being led one-by-one from a Hanoi compound in 1973. Each is dressed in identical blue-grey, long-sleeved shirts and dark trousers and carries a beige jacket.

Although only 37, a proud and stoic McCain, limping from a leg injury, has prematurely white hair.

And he grimaces in pain as he steps off a bus taking them to the handover area.

The prisoners then stand in rows until a Vietnamese official calls their name.

At his turn, McCain briskly strides up to salute US officers.

Finally the men are filmed walking to an American plane.

ANI

Please Wait while comments are loading...