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  • Elizabeth Borman

    Released prisoner of war Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is greeted by his family at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., as he returns home from the Vietnam War, March 17, 1973. In the lead is Stirm’s daughter Lorrie, 15, followed by son Robert, 14; daughter Cynthia, 11; wife Loretta and son Roger, 12. (AP Photo/Sal Veder).| #VietNam #war #photography #photo #70s #iconic

  • Michelle King

    the other pictures on the site are really sad and sobering. but this is a picture of a lt. coming home from the vietnam war @ travis air force base. exactly where my grandpa came home after his time in vietnam.

  • Angie McCrae

    Quickly coming to symbolize the end of US involvement the Vietnam War, no one has come quite close to photographer Slava Veda in capturing the euphoria experienced when seeing a loved one after an extended–and incredibly trying–absence. Taken in March 1973, this heartwarming photo features POW Robert Stirm reuniting with his family at Travis Air Force Base, California. Stirm had previously spent five years in captivity in North Vietnam.

  • Worcester Art Museum

    Slava (Sal) Veder, American, born 1926. The Associated Press. Burst of Joy (Vietnam P.O.W. Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Stirm, Reunited with his Family, Travis Air Force Base, San Jose, California), March 17, 1973. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Howard G. Davis, III A.K.A. David Davis, 2011.177. Worcester Art Museum.

  • Eve G

    The return of Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm a Vietnam POW being greeted by his family at Airforce Base - 1973.

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