Colonel James (Nick) Rowe

Colonel James (Nick) Rowe

U.S. Army, Prisoner of War, Author

"Working in the Order of DeMolay filled in much of my spare time, never realizing how I would (later) draw on that experience. (Five Years to Freedom, 1971) Thanks for showing me that patriotism and faith in God are not dead in the United States. (Cordon, April 1969) DeMolay can and should provide our (Nation's) leaders, today and tomorrow."


United States Army
Prisoner of War in Vietnam for 5 Years
Captured: October 29, 1963
Escaped: December 31, 1968
West Point graduate and "best commander" 1960
Silver Star
Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
Meritorious Service Medal
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Vietnam Service Medal with Eight Campaign Stars
Freedom Foundation's American Patriot Award
U.S. Army Special Forces
Assistant Chief of Staff, Army Intelligence
M P James Chapter, McAllen, Texas
Initiated: April 30, 1955
Master Councilor: February 8, 1956
Blue Honor Key
Representative DeMolay
Chevalier 1958
Legion of Honor 1972
AUTHOR: Five Years to Freedom (1971)

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