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Author Topic: Adm Jeremiah Denton RIP: Blinked T-O-R-T-U-R-E  (Read 2254 times)
K0OD
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« on: March 28, 2014, 04:08:53 PM »

Died today.

"Denton is best known for the 1966 televised press conference that he was forced into as an American POW by his North Vietnamese captors. He used the opportunity to communicate successfully and to confirm for the first time to the U.S. Military (naval intelligence) and Americans that American POWs were being tortured in North Vietnam. He repeatedly blinked his eyes in Morse code during the interview, spelling out the word, "T-O-R-T-U-R-E"."

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Denton
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KE7TMA
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 07:07:25 PM »

Died today.

"Denton is best known for the 1966 televised press conference that he was forced into as an American POW by his North Vietnamese captors. He used the opportunity to communicate successfully and to confirm for the first time to the U.S. Military (naval intelligence) and Americans that American POWs were being tortured in North Vietnam. He repeatedly blinked his eyes in Morse code during the interview, spelling out the word, "T-O-R-T-U-R-E"."

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Denton

Seems like John McCain was having a pretty good time compared to these guys!
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W9GB
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 03:48:56 PM »

Jeff -

I read that notice about his passing, as well. 
Denton was captured 6 weeks before James Stockdale (sk, 2005).
Stockdale grew up in western IL, not that far from where I grew up, at attended US Naval Academy in the later part of WW2.  He was almost 2 years younger than my Dad, who served in Navy (south Pacific).
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