Home At Last
‘Operation Homecoming’ was not a prom thing, no, it was the returning of U.S. soldiers in exchange for Viet Cong in the 1970’s. This photo of fighter pilot Lt. Col Robert Stirm reuniting with his family after 6 years won an award and was later called “Burst of Joy”.
A young girl by the name of Olive Ann Oatman was kidnapped along with her sister, by a native American tribe when she was just 14 years old. She was adopted by a Mohave chief and grew up with the tribe. Part of her upbringing included getting a tattoo on her chin. Years later after word about a white girl living with the tribe spread, she was redeemed through an exchange of blankets and horses.