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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.usni.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; bonvoyage; jeremiahdenton; morsecode; navy; obituaries; obituary; pow; sailon; torture; vietnam
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To: DallasDeb
You are thinking of Lloyd Bucher.

He came to my high school in '73 or '74. Great man. He spoke at length about thier horrible ordeal, and how the whole crew was sustained by their faith in the almighty.

21 posted on 03/28/2014 2:24:11 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: onyx

I almost hate to admit it. but I remember the event!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgelmcOdS38t


22 posted on 03/28/2014 2:26:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: onyx

RIP US Navy Commander PATTRIOT HERO Jeremiah Denton.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 2:40:26 PM PDT by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: Saint X

I expect John McCain to run out on the balcony covered in
blood saying he died in his arms.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 2:41:05 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Saint X

Peaceful rest dear Patriot
You ran the race, You fought the good fight.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 2:46:03 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Syncro

Amen.
I have his book, “When Hell was in Session”

God bless and keep him.

GREAT MAN


26 posted on 03/28/2014 2:47:20 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: MeshugeMikey

I do, too.
Thank so much.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 2:47:53 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: Slump Tester

Thank you. I forgot his name.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 2:49:09 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: Saint X

God,I remember that.

What a man.

.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 2:55:34 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Saint X
I had the privilege of hearing Sen. Denton speak in 2004 while participating in the "Myths of the Vietnam War" conference in Boston. This was a meeting of the scholarly side of the anti-Kerry veterans' effort, and the former Senator provided fascinating information during his keynote address to the conference. Scroll down the transcript a bit to read his remarks.

Session 1

A more general link to the conference archives is available here.

30 posted on 03/28/2014 3:00:55 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Saint X
An Honor To Serve

Blurry screen alert hereby given.

31 posted on 03/28/2014 3:06:12 PM PDT by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: Mr. K


32 posted on 03/28/2014 3:08:22 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Slambat

LOL! Sad but possible.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 3:09:39 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Saint X

Rest in peace.

What a hero!


34 posted on 03/28/2014 3:09:54 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Guenevere

As much as I loath Juan’s joke performance as senator. He could have gotten out of the Hilton, early as the son of an admiral but refused.

Give him credit for that.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 3:14:23 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: onyx

It’s way back in the recesses of my memories but it sure rang a bell seeing that photograph.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 3:24:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Saint X

The guy gets my respect. No doubt about it.

That took a lot of guts.

Too bad “...living next to McCain.” was missed...


37 posted on 03/28/2014 3:34:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Vaquero

I believe there are some things that could be said to counter that mindset, but I wasn’t there and I’ll leave it to those who were.

For me it has always been very hard to think about what he was like before and after his Hanoi Hilton stint, and still come away thinking the years there were completely honorable.

This guy selected the wrong path at almost every turn in life we can document, IMO.


38 posted on 03/28/2014 3:41:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Saint X

I just wish I could have seen Juan McCains interview if it ever happened.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 3:52:12 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Saint X

RIP, brave hero.


40 posted on 03/28/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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