Into the Mouth of the Cat: The Story of Lance Sijan, Hero of Vietnam
Lance Sijan was always a special kind of person: as a kid growing up in the Midwest; as a cadet who made his mark in the Air Force Academy. But it took Vietnam to show how special he wasin an epic of jungle survival and prison-camp defiance. On the night of November 9, 1967, Sijan was ejected from his crippled fighter-bomber over the steep mountains of Laos. Although critically injured and virtually without supplies, he evaded capture in savage terrain for six weeks. Finally caught and placed in a holding camp, he overpowered his guards and escaped, only to be captured again. He resisted his interrogators to the end, and he died two weeks later in Hanoi. His courage was an inspiration to other American prisoners of war, and he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
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Review: Into the Mouth of the Cat: The Story of Lance Sijan, Hero of VietnamUser Review - Jodi - Goodreads
The book is based on a true story. Lance Sijan is from the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee and that's why I wanted to read it. Just like Unbroken, this story is almost hard to believe that it is ... Read full review
Review: Into the Mouth of the Cat: The Story of Lance Sijan, Hero of VietnamUser Review - JC - Goodreads
I read this book probably 20 years ago, and honestly it was so incredible, it has stuck with me to this very day. Incredible story from beginning to end. It truly is a must read. Read full review