His father was the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific (CINCPAC) who was ABOVE General Westmoreland, the US commander in Southeast Asia (including Vietnam). Do you really think the Communist North Vietnamese mistreated such a valuable bargaining chip?
Why is it he cannot lift his arms more than a few inches? I have no doubt that he was tortured... but I also have no doubt that they broke him. I think that they scrambled his small brain and that it has caused the mental aberrations that we all see... his temper included.