Colonel Frederick Crow ’51 Recounts Vietnam POW Experience
Colonel Frederick A. Crow ’51 — Cornell’s “most decorated alumnus of the Vietnam War” — recounted his life story during a Veterans Day forum on Wednesday afternoon. Crow, who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a teenager, spent nearly three decades in the air force and lived six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Crow grew up in Hawaii, where his father was a career naval chief petty officer. When he was 14 years old, Crow witnessed the attacks on Pearl Harbor. “After living in town for six years, we got our number for a brand new house on the base of Pearl Harbor and moved in on Saturday, the sixth of December,” Crow recounted.