July, 2002
Robert Hooks- Featured Vet for July, 2002
Featured Veteran
Major Robert Hooks

Branch of Service: U.S.M.C.
Era: Viet Nam
POW 1968 - 1970
Medals: 1 Silver Star
2 Bronze Stars
5 Purple Hearts
  Hung in tree for 30 days w/o clothes w/o weapon. Tortured and used as a decoy to lure his fellow Marines into the jungle where they were ambushed and killed. He was shot 3 times. Paralyzed.


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Photographs by Peggy Fontenot