The white background is a handkerchief from prisoner Tom Strumpter.
The red stripes were made from a pair of red shorts from prisoner Robert Daughtrey (died 2005).
The blue background of the stars is from a jacket provided by the North Vietnamese.
The white stars were embroidered by Duffy Hutton using threads from a towel.
The gold embroidery is threads from a blanket.
The red stripes are thread from a handerchief from Ken Simonet (died 2014).
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