2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of American POWs held at the infamous Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton. During his six and a half years of incarceration, John Borling, Major General, USAF, Ret., (then Captain Borling) mentally composed poetry and communicated it to fellow prisoners via a special, but forbidden, tap code. Unable to write anything down, he committed thousands of words to memory. Upon his release, he recorded all his poems. They are now published in Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton
coinciding with the anniversary date of his release.
General Borling sat down with Library President and CEO Kenneth Clarke to discuss the new book.
To purchase the book, visit the Taps on the Walls website