News Category: vietnam-war

The first American POW to escape North Vietnamese captivity was a Texan. How he remembered the experience.

Nov. 11, 2021

This story first appeared on Texas Standard. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

Isaac “Ike” Camacho remembered hearing bullets flying. On the night of November 22, 1963, North Vietnamese forces attacked Camacho’s camp. The Americans were unprepared.