|Collection||Richard H. Spaulding|
|Year Range from||1968|
|Year Range to||1973|
|Description||Cardboard matchbox with red label. Label is marked in Vietnamese.|
|Dimensions||W-1.5 L-1.75 D-0.75 inches|
Richard H. Spaulding served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1967. In 1968, he returned to Vietnam as a civilian employee with Pacific Architects and Engineers. He was captured by North Vietnam during the TET Offensive near Hue, South Vietnam on January 31,1968. He was forced to march with other civilian prisoners and was imprisoned near Hanoi at Camp 77 and later Camp Rockville. He was released by the North Vietnamese on March 16, 1973.
Spaulding spent one year in solitary confinement and had a pet ant.
See accession file for further information.