Published: Nov 16, 2010 4:42 PM EST
Updated: Nov 16, 2010 1:43 PM EST

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Vietnam veterans who took part 40 years ago in a failed raid on a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp are gathering in the Panhandle.

Veterans of the Son Tay raid will reunite in Destin Thursday through Sunday.

They tried to rescue more than 50 U.S. prisoners of war believed held at the camp in 1970 but they arrived after the prisoners had been moved.