DENTON, JEREMIAH ANDREW
RIP March 28, 2014
Name: Jeremiah Andrew Denton
Rank/Branch: O5/United States Navy, pilot
Unit: VA 75
Date of Birth: 15 July 1924
Home City of Record: Mobile AL
Date of Loss: 18 July 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 195000N 1054800E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Other Personnel in Incident: Bill Tschudy, returnee, GIB
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK 06 September 1996 from one or more of the
following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with
POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.
REMARKS:021273 RELEASED BY DRV
SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
JEREMIAH A. DENTON, JR.
Rear Admiral - United States Navy
Shot Down : July 18, 1965
Released: February 12, 1973
To Our Readers:
The return of the Prisoners of War from Hanoi has given rise to a great
sense of relief in the hearts and souls of the American people. Justifiably
so, and we welcome it. But the fate of those killed in action, and those
still missing is one which must give us pause. In this hour of celebration
and joy, and reunion with our families, we must never cease to remember
those who will never return, and their families.
I ask all of you who have seen the POW's return, all of you who have heard
us over the past several months, and all of you who have prayed so long and
hard for our release, to continue to pray, even harder than before, for
those still missing and their families.
For your kind thoughts and warm wishes, expressed in countless ways, and for
those sustaining prayers during our captivity, let me thank you-on my
behalf, on that of my family, and for all of us who fought the Battle of
Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
The Hon. Jeremiah Denton retired from the United States Navy as a Rear
Admiral. He went on to be elected to the United States Senate as a Republican
from Alabama. He and Jane reside in Alabama.
Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer-Times
Monday, March 30, 1998
Ex-POW Denton finds will to ease others' pains
By Tanya S. Biank
Before his captivity, Jeremiah Denton believed in God. But after surviving
nearly eight years of torture, beatings, isolation and starvation at the hands
of the North Vietnamese, Denton knew there was a God. .....
Friday, November 23, 2007
By DAN MURTAUGH
Jane Maury Denton, an advocate for prisoners of war and the wife of former
U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton Jr., died Thursday in Norfolk, Va., from
complications resulting from a heart attack. She was 81.
Jane Denton helped found the National League of Families of Prisoners of War
and Missing in Action in the 1960s after her husband was captured and held
for eight years during the Vietnam War.
Thanks again for taking the time to talk with me
our POW display here at Battleship Park.
Below is a link to a Webshots page showing the
of work on our A-6 into Denton's VA-75 bird from the July '65
period when he was shot down. Please feel free to use as
many of the images as you can and see that as many folks
as possible see them.
Finally, please know you are welcome to visit
Robert D. Ward/department Of Defense
...Rear Adm. Jeremiah A. Denton has served
as a naval aviator and a U.S. senator....
Photos Courtesy Of Jeremiah Denton
...In a 1966 interview filmed during his captivity, Denton
said he stood by the government he served. His responses led to a...
Emily Langer, PW18 (Post)
...There are moments in Jeremiah Denton's
past that he wishes he could forget...of them in solitary confinement....
He went through hell
And by grace he survived it
By Ann Efimetz
Retired Navy Rear Adm. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr.
recounted his seven years and seven months as a prisoner of war during the
Vietnam War in his 1975 book, “When Hell Was in Session.” His story was
also made into a movie in 1979 starring Hal Holbrook......
'A glorious moment': Shipyard's new SERE facility named for former POW
The 86-year-old former recipient of the Navy Cross delivered an emotional
speech that saw him thanking God for his strength and stressing the importance
40 years of freedom for Navy hero marked
Jeremiah Denton signaled 'torture' by blinking
40 years of freedom for Navy
Jeremiah Denton signaled
'torture' by blinking
Hell Was In Session It's
been 40 years since Jeremiah
Denton, who retired as a
Navy admiral, was freed from
captivity as a prisoner of
war by the North Vietnamese
His story of survival still
is breathtaking for the
punishment he endured when
he signaled to the free
world that war prisoners
were being tortured....
Click here to get your copy
of "When Hell Was In
03/28/2014 - Details of Adm Denton's services will be posted as soon as
It was my honor to call RAdm Jeremiah Denton a friend. He once cringed when
asked to autograph a book - asking how we had a copy. He said the cover pic was
SO awful he had it pulled from the market. He then apologized for his sig - his
handwriting was awful since his fingers were mangled during torture.
This song has been performed several times at our GALA in the past - by young
Alabama officials remember Vietnam POW, ex-Sen. Denton
Retired rear admiral Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. addresses the audience
during the National POW/MIA
Recognition Day Ceremony at the
Pentagon on ...
Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., Vietnam POW and
former U.S. senator, dies at 89
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...
A Memorial Mass for RADM Denton is scheduled for Tuesday,
8 April 2014, at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, VA.
712 Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: (757) 340-7231
The Mass begins at 1800 Hours (6 PM).
Click this link for the St.
Nicholas Church Web Site