US ARMY COL 'Nick' Rowe
Legendary Special Forces Commander
escaped successfully after 5 years as a POW, (6'5" blue eyes & blond hair- tell me he didn't stick out), was direct promoted to MAJ from 1LT after regaining our lines. He set up the post-'Nam-era SERE school for the Army & Air Force at Loring AFB, ME. A past generation of Special Forces Troopers & Pilots learned some huge and valuable lessons there.
He wrote a book about the experience-
Five Years to Freedom
COL Rowe was killed in the field, advising The Phillipine Army while fighting Moro/Muslim
insurgents on Mindanao Island in 1989.