Idaho Military
4:51 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Hanoi Hilton Survivor Brings Message Of Hope To Idaho Veterans

Lieutenant Colonel Barry Bridger knows a lot about how to overcome obstacles. He survived six years in Vietnam’s infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp.  Now he works with other veterans on how to achieve success after they return home from duty. Bridger brings his message to Boise tonight. Samantha Wright talked with him about his two tours in Vietnam and how his experiences shaped the message he brings to veterans.

Lieutenant Colonel Barry Bridger’s seminar on overcoming obstacles is hosted by Wyakin Warrior Foundation, which mentors and trains wounded veterans. The talk is free and open to the public.  It will be held at the Boise Centre on the Grove at 7 tonight.  Bridger will also speak at the Idaho Business League Luncheon Wednesday at the Boise Hotel.