THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, April 15, 1973
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Sunday, April 15, 1973
Butclier greeted by
(Continued from Page 1) Capt. Butcher's 20-year-old broth-
hearty rendition of the "Victors" to er Jeff, who is a student at EMU,
honor Capt. Butcher, Class of '69. said that since the ex-POW's name
The former POW mounted the was released in February, the
podium to a standing ovation and Butcher family has been deluged
with tears in his eyes thanked the with letters addressed to "Capt.
crowd for the welcome. Jack Butcher, ex-POW, U.S.A."
"When one is challenged each And there were people there for
day to love one's country and to the doughnuts, curiosity seekers,
stick up for it, that love grows and a horde of junior high school
and grows," he said. "I wish I students taught by Capt. Butcher's
could give you all the feeling I mother.
have inside of me today." There were also two University
After a benediction by one of students at the reception, Chris
the two ministers', the presenta- Harker and Mike Dimond.
tion was over and the crowd head- '"Don't get us wrong," Dimond
ed for American Legion Post No. said. "We were against the war.
46 to eat doughnuts, sip Kool-Aid I mean, we figure this is almost
and get Butcher's autograph on a protest to be here. We just want
paper napkins. A huge sign on the to see what kind of ridiculous thing
post's wall r e a d: WELCOME is going on here."
HOME AND GOD SPEED. In an interview, Capt. Butcher
"We came all the way from Roll- recounted his prison camp experi-
ing Plains, Ind., to see Jack," one ence, but refused to give an opinion
long-time friend of the Butchers about the war or the way it was
said. Others were there to honor handled. "I was a prisoner in
a local hero they didn't know. Hanoi," he said. "I didn't know
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SUNDAY, APRIL 15
Future Worlds Canf. Festival: The
N,... self, all day, Info, Ctr., Diag.
Volleyball Club: MIVA tournament,
IM Bldg., 1 pm,
Music School: U. Symphony Band,
G. Cavender, conductor.
Professional Theatre Prog.: "Story
Theatre," Power, 3, 8 pm.
Music School: Opera, "Pelleaz &
Melisande." Mendelssohn, 8 pm.
MONDAY, APRIL 16
Cluster Communications Comm.:
Open meeting, 3524 SAB, noon.
SACUA: W. Alcove, Rackham, 2 pm.
Daily Photos by KAREN KASMAUSKI Senate Assembly: Rackham Amph.,
American flag, watches the ceremony welcoming Captain Butcher 3:15 pm.
Physics: M. Good, SUNY, "Thoughts
on Non Leptonic Hyperon Decays," P.A
Colloq. Rm., 4:15 pm.
International Ctr.: E,. Willis, "Re-'
sponsibility of Broadcasting," 603 E.
Butc er ubje tedMadison, 7:30 pi i.
Music School: Opera, "Pelleas &
Melisande," Mendelssohn, 8 pm,
Music School: P. Greenbergviolin,
*oSM Recital Hall, 8 pm.
iv- Gauche: German Language
to n m ts /e ]inln / night, 1024 Hill St., 9 pm,
CtrW. European Studies: P. Las-
By JONATHAN MILLER lett, Cambridge U., "Finding the
Capt. Jack Butcher is one former POW who has no horror stories rin. Rackhave Lost, Apr. 17, E. Conf.
to tell about his years of captivity in North Vietnam. SUMMER PLACEMENT
At a press conference yesterday, Butcher said he had been sub- 212rSAB
interview:y register in person or by
jected to none of the psychological and physical hardships which other phone, 763-4117.
anything about it."
"We disagree about a lot of
things," Jeff Butcher said, refer-
ring to his brother, "but he felt
he had a service to do for his
country and I respect that."
Judging from the crowd in
American Legion Post No. 46, a
lot of people respect that. Even
nipe-year-old Andy Stuewe who
sidled up to this reporter and con-
fided that he had invited Capt.
Butcher to his house.
"You know why?" Andy asked.
"Because I love him."
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IN THE PATRIOTIC SHADOW of state and national flags, Captain
Jack Butcher is greeted by Hugh Gaston, a member of Post No. 46,
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former POWS have described. _
"They made no attempt to make me confess, torture me or any-
thing like that," Capt. Butcher said.
"No, I hold no animosity towards my captors. A few of the ones
that spoke English would say things like, 'your wife isn't waiting for
you anymore,' but that was about the extent of it."
Butcher, a 1969 graduate of the University, was shot down in
March 1971 as he flew an unarmed - observation plane over Laos. It
was only his eleventh combat mission.
He was captured almost immediately by North Vietnamese forces
and taken to a jungle camp where he was allowed to recover from
injuries sustained when he ejected from his airplane.
Then, after six weeks in Laos, he was walked to Hanoi where he
began a two year stretch in the "Plantation" POW camps.
Butcher described morale in the camp as "very high," and said
he and his comrades amused themselves in "discussions and card
Butcher said conditions in the POW camp were bad, but added
there was no bad treatment by the guards, no attempt made to pres-
sure the men in his cell into propagandizing for the North Vietna-
mese, and no interrogations.
Butcher's comparatively good treatment , can perhaps be attri-
buted to the time period in which he was captured. Former POWs
have said that conditions in -the camps improved markedly after the
1969 Tet offensive. The POWs that were subjected to harsh treatment
were in large measure captured prior to 1968.
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