"I see nothing positive about it," retired Navy Cmdr. Everett Alvarez, Jr., the longest-held U.S. POW during the Vietnam War, said of the prisoner exchange that freed five Islamic terrorists for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He was speaking at a meeting Thursday, July 17, of the NPC's American Legion Post 20.
Alvarez, who next month will mark 50 years since his capture by the North Vietnamese after his carrier-based plane was shot down over Hanoi, said he is "fearful (the exchange) will set a precedent."