When the first Vietnam War POWs were released from prison in February 1973, they headed first to Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeants Ted and Denise Munns were there to witness this historic event.
“We were stationed at the base and allowed to go down to the flight line and see the men get off the plane,” said D. Munns. “Clark was their first stop on their way to the U.S.”
“We were so proud to welcome them home and they were overcome with joy at the reception from waiting military members and their families,” said T. Munns.
The Munns are among 54 military veterans who live at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury and whose photos and stories will be on display as part of an annual Veterans Wall of Honor exhibit, held each November. Collectively, these vets have given 494 years of service to their country.
RWC residents who have served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and/or the cold war, will be featured…