Teachers hear Vietnam War stories from POW


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- There are millions Vietnam War stories, and a group of teachers heard a few of them Tuesday from a former Prisoner of War.

Retired Air Force Captain William Robinson is considered the longest held POW of the Vietnam War.

His plane was shot down, and he spent eight years in captivity.

He says Vietnam vets never received recognition when they returned home, so he wants to help separate the war from the warrior.

"These men and women they were called everything, except honorable men and women. They were called murderers, rapists, baby killers, things of that nature. That didn't sit well then and doesn't sit well now," says Robinson.

He also says he's still holding the government accountable for those who are still missing in action, many are from East Tennessee.


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