Maine Military Museum hosts Vietnam prisoners of war

By On June 08, 2018

Maine Military Museum hosts Vietnam prisoners of war

Maine Military Museum hosts Vietnam prisoners of war

The Maine Military Museum in South Portland welcomed the longest-held enlisted prisoner of war in American history. (WGME)

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) รข€" The Maine Military Museum in South Portland welcomed the longest-held enlisted prisoner of war in American history.

Bill Robinson was held in Vietnam for seven and a half years.

He was in the Airforce and was captured when his plane was shot down.

Robinson was joined Thursday by the last surviving Vietnam POW from Maine, Arthur Cormier. They spent five years together in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The museum has an exact replica of the cell they spent their years in. They say they helped each other through the hard times.

"It could easily be de scribed as hours, days, weeks, months and yes years of boredom punctuated by terror," Robinson said. "Every day we lived to honor those who had made the supreme sacrifice."

There is a book written about the life of Bill Robinson called "The Longest Rescue"

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