With a tin cup and toothpaste, Congressman’s POW history to be displayed at Smithsonian

February 14, 2018 4:15 pm stripes.com
With a tin cup and toothpaste, Congressman’s POW history to be displayed at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON — It's a pale green, chipped tin cup. It's also a vessel that served as Congressman Sam Johnson's lifeline during years of solitary confinement in North Vietnam. It was with this metal cup, issued by his captors more than four decades ago, that the former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot tapped on a wall to communicate with another prisoner of war, a Navy man, Rear Admiral Robert Shumaker. "We…

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