Children play near a mural in downtown Hanoi as the last POWs are released.
Leaving 'Hell's hole'
It's been 50 years since the last American prisoners of war were released from Vietnam. A look back at the turbulent time in U.S. history.
POWs turn their backs on a North Vietnamese cameraman at the Nga Tu So prison camp in Hanoi.
Servicemen interned at the Hỏa Lò Prison line up prior to their release.
Soldiers at Camp Alpha await their return to the United States.
A crowd cheers recently released POWs at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines.
Navy Lt. Commander John McCain III smiles from a bus window in the Philippines.
Navy Lt. Alfred Agnew cracks a small smile prior to his long-awaited release.
Majorettes pass uniformed servicemen during New York City's Home With Honor Parade.