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Former Vietnam POW Mechenbier Retires

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Former Vietnam POW Mechenbier Retires

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Former Vietnam POW Mechenbier Retires

Former Vietnam POW Mechenbier Retires

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Maj. Gen. Ed Mechenbier recently became the last active Vietnam-era POW to retire from the military. After a decorated career with the U.S. Air Force, Mechenbier has reached the mandatory retirement age of 62. He recalls his career and time as a POW with NPR's Steve Inskeep.