Comrades are gone, but never forgotten
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Ret.) Barry Bridger, former 43rd Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4 Phantom aircraft commander, shares his story during a POW/MIA closing ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 16, 2016. Bridger was shot down, captured and imprisoned for 2,232 days (six years) during the Vietnam War. The third Friday in September has been observed as POW/MIA Recognition Day since 1986. Since World War I, more than 150,000 Americans have been held as prisoners of war and more than 83,400 service members are still unaccounted for. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)

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