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Local former Vietnam War POW shares his story to inspire others
09102023VIETNAM VETERAN
During the Vietnam War, Lee Ellis flew 53 missions over North Vietnam as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot before his jet was shot down on Nov. 7, 1967 and he became a prisoner of war for five-plus years. Photo submitted
At almost 80 years old, perseverance is something Dawson County resident Lee Ellis knows well. Before he became the man he is now, Ellis was a prisoner of war for more than five years in Vietnam.