KRON-TV News footage from March 17th 1973 featuring scenes of Lt. Colonel Robert L. Stirm and others arrriving home at Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, after spending years as prisoners of war in North Vietnam. These U.S. servicemen were released as part of Operation Homecoming and Stirm's family reunion on the tarmac was captured by Associated Press photographer Slava "Sal" Veder, in a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph called 'Burst of Joy'. There are also views of other servicemen greeting their families including Lt. Carl Dennis Chambers and a brief interview with Stirm. If anyone can positively identify other servicemen seen in this clip, please contact our film archivist. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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