Former Vietnam POW Gets Wedding Ring Returned

Thursday, Nov 12, 2009  |  Updated 8:30 AM CDT
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Vietnam-Era POW Gets Wedding Ring Back

A former Air Force pilot who spent more than seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam has his wedding ring back decades after it was confiscated.
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It still fits.

A former Air Force pilot who spent more than seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam has his wedding ring back decades after it was confiscated.

Ceremonies were held on Veterans Day in suburban Dallas to honor retired Lt. Col. James Hivner of Plano, who slipped the ring on his finger, saying "It fits, ta-dah."

His wife, Phyllis, says her spouse is the family's hero.

Hivner's plane was shot down in 1965. His captors took his wedding band and dog tags.

Retired Navy Cmdr. Rick Tolley says someone he knows was approached in Hanoi by a man who said he was retiring from the Vietnamese army.

Tolley, who helped locate Hivner, said the Vietnamese man asked that items he had be returned "with peace and respect."
 

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