DENTON, JEREMIAH ANDREW
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 Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A6A Missions: 12 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.
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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 Hanoi.
(signed) 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 Staff writer
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. .....
Robert D. Ward/department Of Defense
Photos Courtesy Of Jeremiah Denton
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