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Jeremiah Denton, Former Vietnam POW Who Blinked 'T-O-R-T-U-R-E', passes at 89
U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/28/14 | Naval Institute Staff

Posted on 03/28/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT by Saint X

The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese captors, died on Friday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; bonvoyage; jeremiahdenton; morsecode; navy; obituaries; obituary; pow; sailon; torture; vietnam
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1 posted on 03/28/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT by Saint X
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To: Saint X

White male, Christian, hetro, hero.

Thank goodness fro Free Republic. You’d never hear stories like this on the lame stream media. Not even Fox News anymore.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 1:30:47 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Saint X

- -— .-. - ..- .-. .


3 posted on 03/28/2014 1:32:03 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Saint X

God bless and accept this man. One of my heroes as a kid.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Saint X

PRESENT ARMS

Take your rest sailor, you have earned it.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 1:37:50 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: rlmorel

And then on the other side of the spectrum is Juan McLame.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 1:38:01 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Saint X

An American hero for sure. RIP. It’s been so long; I was thinking he was the captain of the spy ship captured by the North Koreans.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 1:42:34 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: Saint X

“According to a 2005 interview quoted by AL.com, Denton wished to be remembered as, “a guy who really did his best for God’s will being done on earth.”

God bless you, Senator Denton.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 1:43:04 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Saint X

RIP


9 posted on 03/28/2014 1:44:40 PM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: Saint X

Post Vietnam, I taught a SERE (Survival Escape Resistance and Evasion) course to Division Troops (5th and 25th). Commander Denton’s experience as a POW was the source and inspiration for the course. After getting to know him and his life, I’ve asked many times before acting, ‘What would Commander Denton Do?’.

Commander Denton was my hero. Rest in Peace, Sir.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 1:46:39 PM PDT by tweakDU
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To: Saint X

Thanks for the post. Tweeted the link.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 1:47:19 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: Saint X

I rember these guys! And the “Hawaiian Good Luck” gesture was a tip-off too.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 1:48:22 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Saint X.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 1:49:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Saint X

Despite barbaric abuse, he never lost faith in these United States.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 1:50:39 PM PDT by Jacquerie ( Article V.)
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To: Saint X

God Bless and keep his soul. RIP.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 1:51:12 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: rlmorel

He was one of my heroes, too.

His son is a well know lawyer in Virginia Beach:

http://www.jeremiahdenton.com/attorney-profile-overview/jeremiah-a-denton-iii/


16 posted on 03/28/2014 1:52:57 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

It was men (and women) like this who made America, not community organizers who are little more than grifters and extortionists. It’s countrymen such as Jeremiah Denton that make me proud to be an American and I hope that if ever I’m in a similar situation that I can be half as strong.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 1:59:07 PM PDT by punknpuss
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To: Saint X; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; trisham; musicman; Lady Jag; The Cajun; deoetdoctrinae; ...


A reporter asked, "how have you been treated?

The broadcast on American television on May 17, 1966, held a secret message — This brave US Navy Commander, usin gMorse Code, had blinked out “T-O-R-T-U-R-E.”


God rest his soul and forever hold him dear.
He was a patriot like few others, IMO.

18 posted on 03/28/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: I cannot think of a name

RIP...amazing man of faith and American....


19 posted on 03/28/2014 2:14:16 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Saint X

So sad. RIP. My mom campaigned for him years ago.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 2:16:18 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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