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An Afternoon with Porter Halyburton

by | May 29, 2023

Retired U.S. Navy Commander and former Prisoner of War Porter Halyburton was the guest speaker at Davidson’s 2016 Veterans’ Day ceremony.

Davidson Learns & Main Street Books
present a Spotlight event

An Afternoon with Porter Halyburton

author of
Reflections on Captivity: a Tapestry of Stories by a Vietnam War POW

Friday, June 2, 2023
3:00 PM
Davidson Town Hall, auditorium
251 South St, Davidson, NC



Please join us for a presentation and book signing with retired US Navy Commander Porter Halyburton who will speak about his new book, Reflections on Captivity. Main Street Books will host a book sales table and signing after the presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

CDR Porter Halyburton (with an honorary Master Chief’s anchor on his lapel)


About the Author
Porter Halyburton survived captivity as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from 1965 until 1973. His many awards include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, three Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, and seven Air Medals.

Porter Halyburton is from Davidson, NC, a graduate of Davidson College (BA), University of Georgia (MA), and the Naval War College. He was awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from the University of Rhode Island and Greensboro College. Retired as Commander, U.S. Navy in 1984 and as Professor of Strategy Emeritus from the Naval War College in Newport, RI, in 2006, he currently resides with his wife Marty in Greensboro, NC. They have three grown children.

Buy his latest book at Main Street Books.

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