Skip to comments.Jeremiah Denton, Former Vietnam POW Who Blinked 'T-O-R-T-U-R-E', passes at 89
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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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.
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God bless and accept this man. One of my heroes as a kid.
Take your rest sailor, you have earned it.
And then on the other side of the spectrum is Juan McLame.
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.
“According to a 2005 interview quoted by AL.com, Denton wished to be remembered as, a guy who really did his best for Gods will being done on earth.
God bless you, Senator Denton.
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.
Thanks for the post. Tweeted the link.
I rember these guys! And the “Hawaiian Good Luck” gesture was a tip-off too.
Thanks Saint X.
Despite barbaric abuse, he never lost faith in these United States.
God Bless and keep his soul. RIP.
He was one of my heroes, too.
His son is a well know lawyer in Virginia Beach:
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.
RIP...amazing man of faith and American....
So sad. RIP. My mom campaigned for him years ago.
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