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Carlyle “Smitty” Harris

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Retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris speaks to media and a nearby crowd in Feb. 1973. He did not realize his wife was within a few steps of him during the address, but saw her later along with the rest of his family. (Courtesy photo) 8-year POW recalls return home 45 years later
Stepping off the bus, recently freed American prisoners of war formed up from the tallest to shortest, stiff at attention facing Capt. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris and with a salute they defied their Vietnamese captors one final time.
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