BROWNSBORO, TX (KLTV) - On May 8,1966, American pilot Jim Ray was taken prisoner by the Vietcong. He remained their prisoner six years, nine months and four days. Torture included the infamous rope torture and sleep deprivation. Prisoners were usually kept in solitary confinement and could communicate only by "tapping" in code on the walls of their cells. Forced to confess to "war crimes", Ray put in numerous false references to make it clear that the confession was forced.
In 1969 conditions began to change at the Hanoi Hilton. When President Nixon learned of the prisoner's treatment, he "took the lid off" the previous administration's silence policy. International pressure on the Vietcong changed their treatment and Ray was finally released February 12,1972, saying he bears no hate for the individuals but does hate the Communist System that encourages such cruelty.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:57:54 GMT
The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane that crashed near East Texas Regional Airport in Gregg County Thursday evening.Sgt. David Roberts with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office tells KLTVMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:33:55 GMT
According to the Smith County Sheriff's Department, a body was found in a burned car on County Road 3101, which is Barber Road, in Smith County. We have a crew en route to the scene and will have moreMore >>
According to the Smith County Sheriff's Department, a body was found in a burned car on County Road 3101, which is Barber Road, in Smith County. More >>