Vietnam Vet On Apollo 11

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Editorial tells how rumors of moon landing inspired POWs. On today's History File, Cam Edwards reads an article by retired Marine and NRA member James H. Warner celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Warner reports that while he was being held by the Viet Cong, the prisoners heard a snippet of BBC radio reporting that Americans had entered the moon's magnetic field. Taking this to mean that the astronauts had landed – which actually happened several months later – the Americans began to salute the moon at every opportunity in defiance of their captors. The impact of Apollo 11 is demonstrated in how it brought hope to these heroic POWs.