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Orson Swindle: Vietnam POW, Naval Aviator (USMC)

Interview with Orson Swindle. Swindle was a naval aviator with the USMC and a POW in Vietnam. He shared a cell with John McCain.
Orson Swindle, a decorated Vietnam War prisoner of war, was interned as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam after he was shot down on November 11, 1966, and was held until his release on March 4, 1973 (6 years, 4 months). Swindle served over twenty years as a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he retired as a lieutenant colonel. Orson Swindle was a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States from December 18, 1997 to June 30, 2005.[1] He had previously served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce during the Reagan Administration.