AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Air Force Academy is honoring an alumni who died 50 years ago.

Captain Lance Sijan passed away at a camp in Vietnam, where he had been a prisoner of war.

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Cpt. Lance Sijan (credit: Air Force Academy)

He is the only Air Force Academy graduate to receive the medal of honor.

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Cpt. Lance Sijan (credit: Air Force Academy)

The Air Force Academy will honor his legacy with a march and ceremony this week.

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Cpt. Lance Sijan (credit: Air Force Academy)

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