Veterans Day carries additional meaning this year for one Fort Collins man.

In addition to honoring those who have served in the U.S. military, Nov. 11 marks the formal release of Robert Wideman’s book describing his experiences as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

“Unexpected Prisoner: Memoir of a Vietnam POW” details Wideman’s thoughts and emotions from when his Navy A-4 Skyhawk went down during a bombing run over North Vietnam on May 6, 1967, to his release six years later from a Hanoi prison.

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