Prisoner of War White Cup with Lid

Description
Physical Description
White cup with handle and lid; blue trim around rim, on handle, and on lid.
Specific History
This enamel cup was given to Captain Charles "EV" Southwick, U.S. Navy, a prisoner of war from May 14, 1967, to March 4, 1973.
General History
A Prisoner of War (POW) is someone who is captured and imprisoned by an enemy power during a time of conflict or war. In 1949 the Geneva Convention defined who was to be considered a POW and determined how they were to be treated. The policies established by the Geneva Convention were based on the international humanitarian law, or laws of war.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup
user
Southwick, Charles
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
enamel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 4 3/16 in; 13.335 cm x 14.605 cm x 10.668 cm
Associated Place
Vietnam
ID Number
2004.0083.18
accession number
2004.0083
catalog number
2004.0083.18
subject
Military
POWs
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event
Vietnam War
Postwar United States
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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