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November 04, 2019

The Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW

We’re going back 54 years. It was April of 1965. Decorated Air Force pilot Colonel Carlyle “Smitty” Harris was shot down over Vietnam. He had no idea what horrors awaited him in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” By chance, he had learned a means of communication called the Tap Code. Hear his story and the importance of that secret code on Chris Fabry Live.

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Carlyle "Smitty" Harris
Carlyle "Smitty" Harris

Carlyle "Smitty" Harris

Carlyle Smith “Smitty” Harris is an ex-Vietnam POW, who rose to the rank of Air Force Colonel. He received many decorations during his Air Force career, including two Silver Stars, three Legion of Merits, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Purple Hearts, and the Eagle Award through the Gathering of Eagles Foundation. His tin cup from his days as a POW is now in the Smithsonian. He lives with his wife, Louise, and is surrounded by his large family in Tupelo, Miss.

Louise Harris
Louise Harris

Louise Harris

Louise Harris is the wife of ex-Vietnam POW Carlyle "Smitty" Harris and was the mother of three young children when her husband was captured. She and Smitty live in Tupelo, Miss.

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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

Chris Fabry Live

Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God. With his sense of humor, sense of people and no sense of direction, host Chris Fabry treks that journey with you each weekday. Current events and issues, caller interaction, special guests and a few surprises all complement each other on this program. Chris Fabry Live challenges and encourages listeners in their journeys of faith.