Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans - Captain Norman Alexander McDaniel; Sergeant Major Edgar A. Huff; Staff Sergeant Don F. Browne Summary & Analysis

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Captain Norman Alexander McDaniel; Sergeant Major Edgar A. Huff; Staff Sergeant Don F. Browne Summary and Analysis

Norman is captured by the Vietnamese on July 20, 1966. He is an electronics warfare officer assigned to fly reconnaissance missions. Most of his missions are flown at night and without weapons. One early morning just before returning to base, Norman's plane is hit by a surface to air missile. The plane's fuel tanks catch fire. Norman is the first crew member to eject but is the least injured because he went up while the others ejected down toward land. He lands in an open field surrounded by Vietnamese. He is first taken to a prison camp called the Hilton and then moved to one called the Zoo. At the Zoo he is thrown into a six...

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