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March 17, 1973: Heidi Hess, 9, runs to greet her father, Air Force Maj. Jay C. Hess, at March Air Force Base following his release by the North Vietnamese. Hess was a prisoner of war for more than five years after enemy fire downed his F-105 bomber.

March 17, 1973: Heidi Hess, 9, runs to greet her father, Air Force Maj. Jay C. Hess, at March Air Force Base following his release by the North Vietnamese. Hess was a prisoner of war for more than five years after enemy fire downed his F-105 bomber.