Lee continues to be humbly grateful for many people who prayed for and supported him during his over five-year POW experience. A special lady, Judy Groszek, was one of these individuals that wore a bracelet with Lee’s name and contacted Lee 40 years later to the realization that he had returned home.
Individuals like Judy are a great example to all of us of the power of generosity, commitment, and love for those around her. Never underestimate the impact of one person on another person’s life! Please share this story with others.
Judy is pictured in this photo.
POW bracelets were stamped with the captor’s name and date of capture.
This poster was distributed across the country in support of Lee and his fellow comrades.
Lee’s family would personally write and mail letters to individuals who were wearing his POW bracelet. This is a copy of the letter that Judy received.
Lee Ellis is founder and president of Leadership Freedom® LLC, a leadership and team development consulting company. He consults with Fortune 500 senior executives in the areas of hiring, teambuilding, leadership and human performance development, and succession planning. He is also a speaker and the author of the award-winning book, Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, in which he shares his experiences as a Vietnam POW and highlights leadership lessons learned in the camps. For more information, please visit www.leadingwithhonor.com.