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Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., Vietnam
POW and U.S. senator, dies

Washington Post, by Emily Langer

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/28/2014 12:41:11 PM

Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a retired Navy rear admiral and former U.S. senator who survived nearly eight years of captivity in North Vietnamese prisons, and whose public acts of defiance and patriotism came to embody the sacrifices of American POWs in Vietnam, died March 28 at a hospice in Virginia Beach. He was 89. The cause was complications from a heart ailment, said his son Jim Denton. Adm. Denton was a native of Alabama, where in 1980 he became the state’s first Republican to win election to the Senate since Reconstruction.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 3/28/2014 12:52:02 PM     (No. 9788343)

R.I.P. and your country thanks you for your service, Sir.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/28/2014 12:55:56 PM     (No. 9788349)

I have his book. I´m sorry to hear of his death. Younger Americans have no idea of the heartache and eventual joyous tears over these men´s imprisonment and finally, release.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: AGGW, 3/28/2014 1:12:28 PM     (No. 9788374)

A great man.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Elvira, 3/28/2014 1:13:46 PM     (No. 9788376)

You´re so right#2, and with the core education bull crap who knows what they will learn.

Good bye sir, rest in peace.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: agrunt, 3/28/2014 2:09:43 PM     (No. 9788488)

The word hero has been degraded. He is and was what the word hero defined. RIP hero.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 3/28/2014 3:46:14 PM     (No. 9788633)

Suddenly 41 years doesn´t seem so long ago. It´s difficult to find words to express the emotions - waiting for that plane, waiting for that door to open, and finally seeing Jeremiah Denton (and others) step out - knowing that there were similar emotions and tears flowing in every state across the nation because of what these men had sacrificed for all of us, and the thankfulness that they were finally coming home.

Admiral Jeremiah Denton was a great patriot and American hero whose deep love and commitment to America kept him fighting for the future of America until the end.

I believe it is to our everlasting shame as American citizens that we ever allowed control of our nation to fall into the hands of the Fonda types who supported his torturers.

Thank God for Americans like him. Condolences and prayers for his family.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/29/2014 1:28:33 AM     (No. 9789181)

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service and dedication to this country.

McPain...take note.

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