We who remember December 1972 do so with very mixed emotions each year. A friend forwarded a short essay today by POW Mike Benge discussing the Christmas lights over Hanoi that year. His words brought up so many thoughts, some screaming to be shared.
But instead, I offer the words of those who were involved in Operation Linebacker II. Their thoughts on the subject are much more important than mine. While at that site, may I suggest looking at the links for additional reading?
While enjoying this season, may we also remember those who sacrificed all for us, and for those POW’s in Hanoi 41 years ago.
“Linebacker II… it wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back, it was the sledgehammer that hit the camel in the head where he should’ve been hit back in 1964… every prisoner believes that.” Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr.