Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

June 23, 2003


Red Grandy / ©Stars and Stripes

Vienna, Austria, April 28, 1951: Robert Vogeler gets a hug from his wife, Lucille, as he gains his freedom after 527 days in captivity in Hungary. Vogeler, an ITT executive, was arrested on espionage charges in December, 1949; his captivity resulted in several retaliatory moves by the U.S., including the closing of Hungarian consulates in two cities and a ban on travel by Americans to the Eastern Bloc country.