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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 012-99
January 22, 1999

Book Presentation to Secretary of Defense

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will be presented with a copy of "Honor Bound: The History of American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973," by the book's authors in the Pentagon at 11:15 a.m. (EST), Monday, Jan. 25, 1999.

"Honor Bound" was researched and written by Deputy Historian of the Office of Secretary of Defense Stuart Rochester and Air Force Academy professor and POW expert Frederick Kiley. The authors trace the capture and movement of U.S. Servicemen and civilians through jungles and jails from the Mekong Delta to Hanoi and west and north into Cambodia, Laos, and China. The book is the first to examine in depth the differences between confinement in North and South Vietnam, successes and failures within the POW organization, and the relationship of the prisoners' treatment and conditions to evolving military, political, and diplomatic events.

The event is open to photo coverage only. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 10:55 a.m. (EST). Media interested in coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.