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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

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