Lt. Col. (Ret.) Barry B. Bridger is a highly decorated United States Air Force veteran and survivor of six years in Vietnam's infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp.
On January 23, 1967, Barry was shot down over Son Tay, North Vietnam, by a surface-to-air missile. He was subsequently captured by the North Vietnamese and imprisoned.
In October 1984, Barry retired after 22 years of service in the Air Force.