Columbia, South Carolina: POW and Hanoi Hilton Monument

Bronze statue of Colonel Jack Van Loan emerging from the "Hanoi Hilton" prison, where he was a POW for nearly six years.

Colonel Jack Van Loan Monument

Address:
701 Santee Ave., Columbia, SC
Directions:
On the west side of Santee Ave., just south of Blossom St. and the big black globe.
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POW monument.

Colonel Jack Van Loan Monument

Bronze statue commemorates the service and sacrifice of U.S. Air Force Retired Colonel Jack Van Loan, a pilot during the war in Vietnam and a POW for nearly six years. Gripping, very detailed monument with a background representing the "Hanoi Hilton" prison.

Through the small window in the door is a photo of an emaciated prisoner.

[Dennis Letoile, 10/03/2020]

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