September 11, 2018

From Hanoi Hilton To American Inspiration

 |  By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Captain Charlie Plumb has lived what he believes to be the American Dream. As a farm kid from Kansas, he fantasized about airplanes, although he felt certain he would never have the opportunity to pilot one. However, Plumb would pilot many planes as a fighter pilot in the United States Navy before residing in the Hanoi Hilton as a Prisoner of War with Sen. John McCain.


In fact, he flew the Navy’s hottest airplane, the F-4 Phantom Jet. With the code name “Plumber”, Captain Plumb flew 74 Charlie Plumb successful combat missions over North Korea. During his 75th mission, just five days before his tour would end, Plumb was shot down over Hanoi, taken prisoner, tortured and spent the next 2,103 days in an 8-by-8 foot cell as a Prisoner of War.


During his nearly six years of captivity, Plumb distinguished himself as a pro in underground communications. He was a great inspiration to all the other POWs and served as chaplain for two years. Following his repatriation, Plumb continued his Navy flying career in Reserve Squadrons where he flew A-4 Sky Hawks, A-7 Corsairs and FA-18 Hornets.


Over the years, Plumb has captivated more than 5,000 audiences in almost every industry around the world with stories that parallel his POW experience with the challenges of everyday life.


Thanks to Animal Health International, Plumb will be keynoting the 2018 MILK Business Conference to equip dairy producers with everything they need to overcome the changing and challenging dynamics of our industry.



Attend 2018 MILK Business Conference 

When: November 5-7, 2018


Where: The Luxor Resort & Casino, 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119


What: Be challenged, gain a competitive edge and connect with other dairy business owners and managers at this unique education and networking event. MILK Business Conference will offer expert insight on the constantly changing and challenging dairy industry.


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Thanks to our 2018 MILK Business Conference sponsors:


Elite Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim | Premium Sponsors: Dairy Farmers of America, Vault Technologies, Animal Health International, CHR Hansen, Farm Credit, GEA, MERCK Animal Health, Neogen, Pioneer, Virtus Nutrition | Supporting Sponsors: KCOE ISOM, VAS, Water Tight Roofing, SEMEX, Endovac Animal Health, John Deere