The Flag, My Story: Kidnapped by Red China, a True Story by Steve E. Kiba
The Flag is the true story about Steve Kiba, Radio Operator on an unarmed B-29 during the Korean War. He graphically details the horrors that began with his being shot down over North Korea and being captured and ended almost 32 months later with his release from a political prison in Peking, Red China.
Steve vividly takes us from prison to prison on a "virtual reality" journey through the Red Chinese gulag system. He shares his feelings of fear, anxiety, frustration, despair, abandonment, and hopelessness. His story allows us to endure vicariously the POW/MIA experience: unending hours of solitary, excruciating pain of seemingly endless interrogation and re-education sessions, the constant pain of hunger and unquenched thirst, and the devastating effects of prolonged sleep deprivation.
Coupled with the pains of deprivation, we share his physical, emotional, and mental distress of living in utter filth, being denied even the most basic sanitary and hygienic needs, being daily threatened never to be released, and suffering the continuous barrage of false accusations: violating Red Chinese airspace, working for the CIA, and engaging in germ warfare.
In October 1954, Steve was judged guilty of war crimes, and in November he was sentenced to four years imprisonment.
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If Are you curious as to why POW/MIA families and Vietnam veterans oppose John McCain, then read this book.
Introduction by former congressmen John LeBoutillier (R. NY) & Bill Hendon (R. NC) -- "We have known and worked with John McCain for two decades. In our efforts to get to the truth about the U.S. POWs abandoned in Laos and Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War, we encountered a John McCain radically different from the glowing, effusive press coverage heaped on him by a fawning D.C. press corps.
" . . . In Vetting John McCain, Ted Sampley has done something the so-called mainstream media never has: taken a long, serious look at the real John McCain. Not the flattering bio pieces the media has been recycling for the past 35 years; no, Mr. Sampley goes into every aspect of McCain's background, with a heavy focus on the truth about his POW years and his less-than-stellar Navy record both before and after his incarceration."