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Captain Eugene “Red” McDaniel, brutally tortured as a prisoner of the Vietnam War, looks at the display honoring Alexandria’s POW/MIA veterans during a 2019 visit to the Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center.

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The Search Continues: Sept. 18 is POW/MIA Day

The strains of “God Bless America” were the last words anyone would hear from Capt. Humbert “Rocky” Versace before he was executed Sept. 26, 1963, while a prisoner of war in Vietnam.


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