Col. Howard Dunn - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 17.312 W 081° 23.617
17R E 462146 N 3350823
Quick Description: A freedom tree is dedicated to Col. Howard Dunn at the Pablo Historical Park in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Col. Dunn was the senior Marine recruiter in Jacksonville from 1960 to 1964.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2009 5:29:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM5Z9Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
Views: 4

Long Description:
Col. John Howard Dunn had been the pilot of the F4B with the VMFA-323 when he was shot down in North Vietnam on December 7, 1965. He was shot down while on a high-altitude classified fighter escort mission, and captured on December 13, 1965. He lived in seven different POW camps (prisons and jails); spent 34 months in solitary confinement. He was released on February 12, 1973. He said his release after 7 years, 2 months, and 5 days of captivity was like a "rebirth of freedom." He retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Colonel in August of 1974. Col. Dunn passed away January 14, 1998. Additional information about Col. Dunn is available on the internet (visit link).

The plaque reads: The Freedom Tree. With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Col. Howard Dunn and all prisoners of war and missing in action 1973.
Location of the tree: Pablo Historical Park

Type of tree: Not listed

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