Daily Archives: March 17, 2013

Freed American POW captured in Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph 40 years ago today (1973)

(Monday, March 12, 1973; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm, a freed prisoner of the Vietnam War, was joyously greeted today by his family on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base in California in a scene captured in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Slava Veder of The Associated Press.