A small number of them managed to escape on their own.
Rowe was captured in a Viet Cong ambush and taken to a prison camp under unknown circumstances.
There, he helped to develop the using the lessons he learned in captivity.
Before the final escape, Rowe had three unsuccessful attempts.
A Viet Cong patrol took Rowe into the jungle for the execution.
Angry at his deceit and the training he had provided South Vietnamese soldiers, the North Vietnamese sentenced Rowe to death.