About Floyd James Thompson
July 08, 1933 - July 16, 2002
|Place of Birth||:||Bergenfield, New Jersey, United States|
|Also Known As||:||Jim Thompson, Major Floyd Thompson, Floyd Thompson|
Floyd James "Jim" Thompson was a United States Army colonel. He was the longest-held American prisoner of war in U.S. history, spending nearly nine years in captivity in the jungle camps and mountains of South Vietnam and Laos, and in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.