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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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To: Saint X

OMG. He is ABC Nightly News Person of the Week. RIP


41 posted on 03/28/2014 3:56:52 PM PDT by WilliamWallace1999
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To: Saint X
Great Man, right up there with ADM Stockdale as a prime example of 'what a MAN acts like under pressure'.

One of ADM Stockdales GREAT lines was, while 'debating Gore and Quayle when running with Perot

--'WHO AM I and - WHY AM I HERE?.

Of course the 'elitists' took it to mean he was Old, Senile and 'out of touch' BUT I, and my ilk, took it in the proper prospective.

Why am I standing here with these two idiots? Haven't I endured enough 'torture' in one lifetime?

Fair winds and following seas, RIP Admiral Denton.

42 posted on 03/28/2014 3:57:50 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".)
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To: onyx

I have that book, as well. Most inspiring.


43 posted on 03/28/2014 3:58:43 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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To: DoughtyOne

I hope you’re speaking about John “I have a Gilligan hat I bought that was made in Vietnam” Kerry, right? Right???


44 posted on 03/28/2014 4:05:34 PM PDT by blu
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To: blu

No, I was talking about John McCain.

http://www.hotr.us/mccain/mccainagain.html


45 posted on 03/28/2014 4:07:47 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: onyx

Thank God for this hero!


46 posted on 03/28/2014 7:06:31 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey; 3boysdad

When I was a kid living in Subic Bay back in 1969-71, we had these POW bracelets that corroded and turned green on our wrists, and one of the bracts I had was for either Stockdale or Denton, can’t remember which now.

Denton always reminded me of my dad, for some reason.

I lived at the Naval Communication Station in Cheltenham, MD about a mile from Andrews AFB in 1973 when the POWs came home. I wanted badly to go over and see them when they flew in, but we weren’t allowed to and had to watch it on television.

Denton was quite a man, as was Stockdale. They are probably hanging out up there together now.


47 posted on 03/28/2014 7:46:21 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: xrmusn

I’m with you, xrmusn, I’m with you.

I never loathed liberalism quite so much as they day they ridiculed Stockdale.

One of my goals in life was to meet Stockdale and shake his hand...but never happened, rest his soul.

Now, Denton gone. The last threads of men of his generation are slowly being ripped away. They are fading. I have been so lucky to meet so many men of that generation.


48 posted on 03/28/2014 7:51:24 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: onyx
The Day is Done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn_iz8z2AGw


49 posted on 03/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx
A true American hero. Brilliant man who gave his all with ultimate courage and sufferings and further service while in elected office.
May he RIP.

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50 posted on 03/28/2014 8:36:37 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: KC_Lion; onyx; All
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That my FRiends, is COURAGE!

MaY God bless Jeremiah Denton with our gratitude for his sacrifices on behalf of our Country.

51 posted on 03/28/2014 8:46:07 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Saint X

R.I.P.


52 posted on 03/29/2014 3:28:42 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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