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Wed, May 24


Richard Nixon Library & Museum

CAPTURED: Shot Down in Vietnam

CAPTURED: Shot Down in Vietnam
CAPTURED: Shot Down in Vietnam

Time & Location

May 24, 2023, 7:00 PM – May 24, 2024, 7:00 PM

Richard Nixon Library & Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886, USA

About the Event

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American aviators were shot down, imprisoned, tortured, and beaten in North Vietnam. They experienced the harshest conditions imaginable as Prisoners of War.

For as many as eight long years, the Vietnam POWs stayed true to their mission and survived behind bars. They communicated through codes and wraps on prison walls. They were unbelievably brave and resisted enemy propaganda. And their families knew little of their fate.

Opening May 24, 2023: At the Nixon Library, relive the harrowing experience of hell in the Hanoi Hilton and gripping tales of resilience, fortitude, and faith.

See more than 75 unique artifacts from around the country (including several on loan from Regimes Museum!), on display together for the first time. Launch from an aircraft carrier ready room into the skies. Get up close to a recreated, rat-infested prison cell. And relive the national celebration that was their homecoming, including the largest dinner in White House history.

This new, original Nixon Library exhibit is in Honor of Ross Perot.

Captured: Shot Down In Vietnam opens at the Nixon Library on May 24, 2023 and is only open for a limited time.

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