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James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe (February 8, 1938 – April 21, 1989) was a United States Army officer and one of only 34 American prisoners of war to escape captivity during the Vietnam War. Colonel Rowe was credited with developing the rigorous US Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training program taught to high-risk military personnel (such as Special Operations Forces and aircrews) and the U.S. Army doctrine which institutionalizes these techniques and principles to be followed by captured personnel.
James N. Rowe
|Born||(1938-02-08)February 8, 1938|
McAllen, Texas, U.S.
|Died||April 21, 1989(1989-04-21) (aged 51)|
Quezon City, Philippines
|Service/||United States Army|
United States Army Reserve
|Years of service||1960–1974|
|Commands held||Army Division, Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group|
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (2)
Purple Heart (2)