By Dorothy H. McDaniel
"As an American asked to serve, I was prepared to fight, to be wounded, to be captured and even prepared to die, but I was not prepared to be abandoned. It is that one American is not worth the effort to be found, we, as Americans, have lost."
These are the words of Captain Eugene "Red" McDaniel, who for six years was prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. For three of those years, he was listed "missing in action." During those tumultuous years, his wife Dorothy McDaniel clung to her faith, knowing that he was still alive.
It was her fight to find information on her POW husband, and his subsequent release from a North Vietnam prison that prompted them both to fight to have the United States government conduct search and rescue missions for prisoners they believed were still being held.
In this 20th anniversary edition of "After the Hero's Welcome," read the story that shows the war didn't end for either Dorothy or her husband when he was released. The war on behalf of the many POWs still in North Vietnam prisons was just getting started.
"Behind this story of a woman's battle to have her husband, a Navy bomber pilot, released from a North Vietnamese prison camp is the more recent fight by both of them to have the U.S. government involved in the search and release of prisoners they believe are still there. Captain McDaniel was released from Hanoi in March 1973 and returned to active duty with the Navy. He retired in 1981 to conduct an unsuccessful campaign for Congress and then began the American De fense Foundation, devoted to patriotic causes. McDaniel describes the resistance of people in the administration to further action on the POW-MIA issue in language rich in belief for this cause. With the recent war and new MIAs in the Gulf, this is, regrettably, a timely subject once again." - Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Calif., Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. (This text refers to an out-of-print or unavailable edition of this title.)
"This is regrettably, a timely subject once again." - Library Journal
About the Author
Dorothy Howard McDaniel is the wife of Eugene "Red" McDaniel, a naval officer who would spend six years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she taught English in the Virginia Beach public schools. During her husband's last tour of military service, as director of Navy/Marine Corps Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, she served as press secretary to Rep. Charlie Dougherty (R-Pa.).
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Dimension: 5.5 x 8.25
- Publisher: WND Books (March 11, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936488485
- ISBN-13: 978-1936488483