Former POW in Vietnam and Naval Aviator, RDML Jeremiah Denton Jr. dies – RIP Sir

Another Vietnam hero passes on. We salute you sir! RIP

A TowDog

Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton Jr. was a naval aviator who flew missions over Vietnam with VA-75 in an A-6A Intruder.

He was shot down and captured, beginning years of captivity and torture:

201010CV011On July 18, 1965, U.S. Navy Comdr. Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr., was shot down while leading an air attack on a military installation in North Vietnam. Captured by the North Vietnamese that day, he remained a prisoner of war for seven years and seven months, enduring years of solitary confinement and brutal mistreatment.

On May 2, 1966, as part of a propaganda campaign, the North Vietnamese arranged for him to be interviewed for television by a Japanese reporter. Asked about his views on the actions of the U.S. Government, he strongly affirmed his government’s position, in defiance of his captors’ instructions; he prepared himself for a torture session that was sure to follow.

While speaking on camera…

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