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SIJAN, NWS, MARY JO WALICKI, 1 OF 3 - Jane and Sylvester Sijan pause momentarily while unveiling a memorial to their son, Capt. Lance Peter Sijan, a Bay View native and Medal of Honor recipient who was shot down in the Vietnam War, eluded capture for more than 6 weeks, despite serious injuries, taken prisonor and attempted escape numerous times, and was eventually tortured to death by his captors. Sijan is the first U.S. Air Force member to recieve the nation's highest award, presented postumously to his parents in 1976.

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