Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jay C. Hess will speak at Brigham Young University Thursday, Nov. 8, as part of Patriots' Week.

The forum, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom.A native of Utah, Hess is a former Vietnam prisoner of war who was shot down while flying a combat mission over North Vietnam. The North Vietnamese held him captive for almost six years.