Wild Weasel POW Dies

Retired Col. John J. Pitchford, who remained a prisoner of war at the Hanoi Hilton for seven years, died Dec. 2 at age 82. Pitchford flew the F-100F Super Sabre Wild Weasel during the Vietnam War and was shot down on Dec. 20, 1965. The Natchez, Miss., native died following a battle against a brain tumor, reports the Associated Press (via Boston Herald). (Also read The Natchez Democrat report)