Via the Military Times:
Gordon Petro, a retired Army Command Sergeant Major who served in the Korean War, including two years in a POW camp, has been awarded the POW medal at the age of 80, nearly 60 years after his capture. A native of upstate New York, Petro spent 27 years in the army before becoming a JROTC trainer in California and later retiring to Brevard County, Florida.
About his captivity, Petro says, "I spent a couple of years in a POW camp in Korea, but it was probably a cakewalk compared to what those poor guys went through in Vietnam."
Surely, a point worth pondering when discussing the experience of Vietnam veterans.
Read the story at Florida Today.