Wives of POWs Brought their Husbands Home from Vietnam
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 760 , Segment 2
Episode: Women Making it Happen (originally aired November 10, 2020)
- Nov 26, 2020 7:00 pm
- 12:20 mins
Guest: Heath Hardage Lee, author of “The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home from Vietnam” In 1967, the wives of POW/MIA soldiers in Vietnam revealed years of coded letters they had sent to their husbands, proving that their captors were violating the Geneva Convention’s rules for treating prisoners of war. The League of Wives helped change public perception of the war.