Re: POW-MIA's; how late were they alive and being held against their will?
I can't answer your question but I know why they were there.
Komrade Kissinger refused to negotiate with anyone but North Vietnam for the release of American POW's.
All those men held in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, et al were ignored and left to their fate.
Peace with honor my hind end. Kissinger should be put against a wall and all surviving Viet Vets should get to take a shot or two at him.
Be who you are & say what you will,
Those that matter won't mind and those that mind don't matter.
I'm a bitter clinger, One Nation Under God.