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Vietnam Veterans: Wendell 'Ray' Alcorn: Seven Years As A POW


February 12, 2018

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Ray Alcorn is holding the tin cup he used in prison for seven years.

(Ray Alcorn grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. He served 30 years in the U.S. Navy including seven years as a prisoner of war. His last assignment before retirement as a captain was as Dean of Students at the Naval War College. Alcorn and his wife, Karen, moved to Brevard full-time in 2006 and enjoy living near his sister and brother-in-law, Lou and Mike Shelley. Below, in his own words, is Ray Alcorn's Vietnam story.)

My brother and I were in a field baling hay one day while the National Guard practiced their maneuvers in F102s overhead. One pilot came down low and behind us and went ov...

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