Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW Topics for Discussion

James N. Rowe
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Describe Roe's family, childhood and his reasons for going into the military. What impact do these things likely have on his time as a prisoner of war?

How is Rowe captured? What does he think of the plan for the operation on which they are embarking? What is the role of the Americans who are present at the time of Rowe's capture? What are the roles of Rowe prior to his capture? Lieutenant Tinh? Rocky Versace? Dan Pitzer?

There are almost immediately some psychological effects on Rowe, Rocky and Dan. What are these psychological tactics? Are they effective? Why or why not?

Describe Rocky's life as a prisoner.

Describe three specific moments of hope during Rowe's captivity. Compare those with three points of hopelessness.

Describe three of the failed escape attempts in which Rowe is involved. Compare that to the final attempt, the one that's successful.

Describe...

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