Jim "Doc" Purtell
Jim Purtell is an activist for Vietnam veterans, particularly those who had been left behind, the prisoners of war/missing in action (POW/MIAs) in Southeast Asia. Using his songwriting abilities, he put together a CD of original songs about the POW/MIA experience. According to Vietnam musicologists Hugo Keesing and John Baky, he is the only known songwriter to have written a collection of songs about POW/MIAs.
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